Wanaka provides quality cuisine to suit all budgets. Cafes and restaurants make the most of the boutique crops now being grown in the region. Wanaka's local vineyard and brewery have both received widespread recognition.
The recent arrival of a coffee roaster has enhanced Wanaka's growing café culture. Wanaka's wide range of cafes offers home-baked goods, first-class coffee, take-away and sit-down menus. Many establishments are open all the way from breakfast to late night supper. In summer, café-goers can sit out on the sidewalk or in a sheltered courtyard. In winter, open fires provide cosy warmth.
Wanaka's restaurants range from the quirky interior of its pizza/pasta bar to the elegance of sophisticated lakeside dining. Many restaurants have sweeping views of the lake or mountains and all make the most of the region's abundant produce.