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Caffe L'affare

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9748
07:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pancake with bacon and whilst it was cooked well, nothing out of the ordinary. I came here during the quiet period and service was poor, waitress said sit any where and I'll come over which she never did and I eventually got someone's attention. Nothing worth coming back for, purely came here due to ratings.

Thank ComfyGourmetSeeker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff's recommendation was good. Food is delicious here. Good place for friends to eat together. Parking space available outside the restaurant.

Thank 581sies
Havelock North
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134 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had to queue for a table but the personable maitre'd soon had us seated. Noisy and very busy. Drinks and food for the three of us all came at different times. Pita filled chicken from the cabinet was good, chips as always excellent....so fluffy in the middle, and the pancakes with banana, berries and maple syrup with a bacon add... More 

Thank ausgezeichnet70
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting briefly again to Wellington, a must do cafe for me for breakfast, morning tea and lunch. The atmosphere wonderful and food fantastic. Top spot to meet friends or business meeting. Check out the water dispenser - love the tap. Coffee roasters also. Recommed the Primo blend.

Thank BrisbaneMegan
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A great find after lots of walking. Very friendly greetings and super helpful staff. Our pot of tea arrived shortly after we sat down. Thanks :)

Thank devangi108
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Like the bustle of a city-chique coffee shop and roastery. can't go wrong here. Quick and efficient service, even on busy days. No faults to be found. Good experience all round.

Thank Hermanicus
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Will not be back, this coffee place was highly recommended to me, the food was below average and all of our coffee (4) took over 40 mins to get to us and were cold! We returned them and another 20mins we got another cold coffee and average over priced food.

Thank drinksonme79
Enzo L, Public Relations Manager at Caffe L'affare, responded to this review

Hi there, We're sorry to hear that your experience was unenjoyable. Would it be possible if you could please email enzo@laffare.co.nz with more information? Thanks, Cory More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Not on their best behavior today, we waited some time before being acknowledged, with a 4 year old in tow, school hols notwithstanding, by that time all savoury lunch items sold out we shared a panini and bowl o ' chips, Twas ok b u t nought to write home about, coffees still good,that said would return and hope for... More 

Thank r s
Christchurch, New Zealand
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188 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I love the cafe with its vibrant atmosphere and fun and extremely helpful service. Our waiter was a treasure and normally we don't tip but felt we simply had to show our gratitude for the experience we had. The menu had great variety and I loved the different options for eggs bene. The eggs were so good as was our... More 

Thank NZSwanns
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My friend and I had just done a big walk up Mt Vic and we were starving for something yummy for breakfast but not to expensive as we are very poor students and she had mention Caffe L'affare and we had both never been but had heard great things about it. We were both very surprised at how big it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 9748
Established in Wellington in 1990, L'affare is a pioneer of New Zealand's celebrated café and coffee culture. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, we've covered the globe to bring the best and freshest coffee to New Zealanders. Our iconic café in College Street remains in its original location 26 years later. And in March 2016 we opened the door to our flagship Auckland roastery, café and HQ in Newmarket. Today we continue to roast locally and we continue to explore the world - all in the name of coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?