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Beautiful venue with the best views in Lake Wanaka, barista made coffee, local wine and beer on tap, top brunching location with tasty meals and sweet treats, fabulous tapas and mains served by our happy staff for dinner from 4pm everyday.
US$4 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time we have been for breakfast here and again it didn’t disappoint. Hubby had a coffee and went back for another cup because he said it was so good. We know where we’re going when we come back.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been back in Wanaka for Xmas I’ve popped into Alchemy almost every day for my breakfast/lunch or a late afternoon glass of wine. The bacon and egg roll is world class (all the food is excellent), service/staff are friendly and attentive and the atmosphere...is just what you would want. Definitely worth a visit!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Quick stop for coffee and brownie. Great lakefront spot. Friendly service and good coffee. The brownie is fantastic warmed up with cream!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

Great coffee and superb food. Nice fast service as well. Recommend the potato hash with mushrooms. Cheers

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020

Went with a group for birthday meal. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. And the food was fantastic. Stoked we chose to visit Alchemy.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020

Was seated fairly quickly but wasn't given menus for a good five minutes we had to ask. Weren't given water and every other table appeared to have that provided with the menus. Waffles were good and eggs cooked well but iced chocolates didn't arrive until...we were just about finished eating. And they wre The staff appeared stressed and unorganised and running around the tables it was extremely uncomfortable for the dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

West for lunch today, waited for 10 mins at the entrance and no one even looked at us. They were not even busy! Ended having a lunch at Trout next door.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Went here for brunch. Staff were friendly and served us in a timely manner. Quite a big menu to choose from, reasonably priced. I got posh porridge, yum! Beautiful views of Lake Wanaka and was warm and cozy inside. Also loved there was complementary still...or sparkling water on tap!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 July 2020

Stopped into Alchemy with a group of friends for dinner. What a pleasant find! The service was friendly and efficient, yet relaxed. Meals were amazing - especially the Vietnamese Pork Belly Salad. We then opted to check the dessert menu - just in case something...could tempt us.... OMG!!! One of the best selections of dessert I have seen in a long time. The range was so good - all of us ordered dessert as each of us had a favourite on the list. I would definitely return for a meal.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 20 July 2020

We stumbled upon this place and were so pleased that we did. The service was friendly, well informed; the food soooo delicious... the dessert menu was our list of most favorite dessert options too, we had a great evening. Thank you.

Date of visit: July 2020
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11 March 2017|
Response from PadreNZ |
Best question ever Tracy B (note 0 reviews). I particularly enjoyed the complete lack of information you've provided about why your meal was terrible. Letting one meal ruin a whole weekend (unless you were subject to... More
Donna M
16 December 2016|
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Response from Carl H | Property representative |
Sorry we are closed christmas day and boxing day. Kind regards.
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