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154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1966
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Today
08:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:30
Tue 07:00 - 17:00
Wed 07:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is for breakfast only: Messy space, disorganized service. Made a mistake on a simple order and did not correct it before we were ready to leave. Stale bread, weak coffee. They charge an extra $5 for soy or almond milk??? There are so many really nice places to go in this neighborhood, please do not waste your time... More 

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Thank Suzikawa
Brisbane, Australia
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146 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday breakfast and we heard it was a go to place in Wellington. Now although the food was nice, the service, menus and menu items availability was all quite confusing. We did find the staff to be very pleasant although perhaps a little rushed and under the pump.

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Thank surfoz
Auckland
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is okay - not the flashiest of places but it does serve up a decent kiwi greasy breakfast and lunch. Have to be forced to be taken back!!

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Thank BlueAnto
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Nice selection of food in retro surroundings, staff helpful. Food variety OK. Not the best for large groups.

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Thank John_MurphyNZ
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142 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Bustling and busy but my coffee served in a takeaway cup, as requested, was unfortunately only lukewarm... presume it hung about on the counter or the barista was distracted and didn't check his machines temperature gauge To their credit coffee was remade and at the desired heat

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Thank Matt T
Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have just been the once, but I thought it was great. Nice food, nice coffee and a nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff and seemed popular as it was packed. They have bands I think.

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Thank Jakkimaree
Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had breakfast here, coffee was great. I had the vegetarian breakfast which was huge and nice although poached eggs overdone. They could easily have got another coffee out of us by asking while we were waiting for our breakfast.

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Thank NathNZ
Wellington
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this cafe for lunch with a family member on a week day lunch time. Got a nicely placed table quickly but this was about only good thing. I had the Thunderbird Burger and for its price ($14) it was very underwhelming. I could of ordered additional fillings but I didn't - my mistake. My guest had the chicken... More 

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Thank Dobbo123
Auckland
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205 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Cool place, but even if you lived with the kinda overpriced but not that tasty food, the waitresses attitude will put you off totally. This could be such a cool place with better service...

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Thank Aklguy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times and the last two have been for breakfast. Both times it has taken over 30 minutes to get my meal. Maybe they are busy. It's polite to point that out as your order so you can make an informed choice about whether to order or not. Not impressed. Late for a meeting. Won't... More 

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Thank na0mic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 1966

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