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Reviewed 19 November 2021

This small café is welcoming, clean and comfortable (days newspaper whilst you wait) free on street parking down adjacent alley to rear. Great for a light lunch, or just a coffee & cake, all fresh and taste superb.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 July 2021

A good place to go for a quick snack or a cuppa. Great food and friendly staff. I would recommend it to others

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021

I've had coffee all around the place. I own 2 fancy coffee machines. The coffee I had was the best I can remember. We were only in Gore for a couple of hours but I went back before leaving town and had another. I loved...the coffee. Great Coffee doesn't go far enough. [I also had the Southern Man (big breakfast) and it ticked all the boxes except one. There was some green garnish on my plate. Southern Man? Greens? I guess they're not quite like they used to be.]More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 13 April 2021 via mobile

Great place to warm up on a cold wet day & obviously popular with the locals. Very friendly staff & delicious berry/choc & berry/cinnamon muffins & hubby rated the coffee. Only downside was the sticky table, tho looked clean.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 December 2020

With six large tables, three small ones, and bench seating this cafe had a high occupation rate when I visited over lunch time. I enjoyed the real berry smoothies, great for a hot day. People’s meals coming out looked tasty and homemade.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2020

Enjoyed a salad, raspberry smoothie and caramel slice when passing through Gore from Dunedin to Milford Sound. Tasty, lovely service, fresh. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 November 2020

Arrived for lunch and it was excellent. I had the broccoli and carrot salad and a coffee. Both were served fast and it was a lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff and reasonable price.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020

Easy access and free parking at rear of building. Great coffee, cakes, savouries, soups and light meals. Try their 'passionfruit slice with cream'... it is slimming, of course...!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

Good coffee, great breakfast and an excellent cheese roll or three. Service was quick despite the fact it was very busy.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020

On a recent trip down south we stopped here and it was well worth it food staff and service were top.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Yes, Cafe Ambience offers takeaway services.

Cafe Ambience is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4