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Ti Kouka Cafe

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76 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 7682
07:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30
Sat 09:30 - 15:00
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went here for lunch. My daughter got the salmon and I got the beef hamburger. Both were delicious. When I say hamburger I am not talking about a regular beef burger. This was a sandwich made of perfectly cooked beef brisket and delicious trimmings. It is a very nice portion served on a freshly made roll.... More 

Thank Bruce S. H
Kent, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived in Wellington from a cruise ship. We were dropped off and kindly given a map from a friendly volunteer, she suggested this place as we wanted to find a cafe with free wifi. It is near a supermarket and the sign is above the door, you go up to the first floor. They were very welcoming and we enjoyed... More 

Thank M.C.Rose
Wellington, New Zealand
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386 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have tried to get into this place a couple of times walking in off the street but they've always been busy (which is a good sign). Decided to plan in advance this time and booked a table for lunch. Theres a really great vibe in here and the service was excellent. Plenty to choose from on the menu and seems... More 

Thank Anthony G
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have breakfast here every time I'm in Wellington. Great service, good options for breakfast and good coffee.

Thank dr_abacus
Wellington, New Zealand
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

You need to be careful not to miss the entrance to this little gem upstairs. Narrow door from the street takes you to a well hidden but modern eatery. Service there is a bit edgy in a good way. Food is good fusiion stuff and coffee is OK. This is a great place to relax and have a nice chat... More 

1 Thank Jussiluukkonen
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Love their philosophy to use local, sustainable and organic produce whenever possible. I had the Roast Pork Roll and it was sooo delicious as well as the cappuccino. They also serve gluten free and dairy free options. Breakfast open hours 7:30am - 11am and Lunch served 12pm - 3pm weekdays.

Thank thereshegoesnow
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were late almost at 11 for end of breakfast service, yet they welcomed us and we agreed we would be out in time for their lunch reservations service. ( even after extra coffees, great coffees too. Upstairs, funky entry point off the street, yet a spacious welcoming refuge from the city. Lots of seating choices for any size group.... More 

Thank travlbloke
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place has wonderful art on the walls and their lunch service is fresh, tasty and bustling. Also were very happy to accomodate an energetic toddler!

1 Thank girlinterrupted87
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Finally, an authentic NZ lamb dish, cooked to perfection, isn't it pleasurable when something so simple connects with the fresh red kumara,hazelnuts, carrots and oh yeah, the garlic , nott o mention the watercress salad. This is the kind of food anyone could simply eat at any occasion, thank you to the chef Oh, let's not forget, finally, one of... More 

1 Thank Lallit R
Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This has long been one of my favourite lunch places so I was looking forward to going back after some time away from Wellington. It was still great. The roast pork bun = yum. The service was wonderful - we had two babies with us so the extra attention and getting the food out fast was appreciated.

1 Thank Amelia J

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-472 7682
Ti Kouka cafe was started by brothers Jesse Simpson and Shepherd Elliott in November 2010. Jesse runs the front of house and makes the beautiful coffees and Shepherd runs the kitchen and makes the delicious food. We use local, sustainable and organic produce when ever possible. We use Flight's beautiful direct trade and organic coffee and Zorganic's milk and other dairy products. We also offer free range and organic eggs, chicken and juices. We believe that using the best ingredients gives our food and drinks an edge that you can taste. We also believe we have a responsibility to do what we can to make sure we can continue to have the standard of produce we enjoy now. We compost all our scraps, recycle everything we can and will continue to improve as we go. In November of 2013 we opened Leeds St Bakery to supply TK and many others around wellington with Beautiful organic artisan breads.

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