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Vista Cafe

106 oriental Parade, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 7724
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
106 oriental Parade, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy cafe a few blocks from the Te Papa Museum, and located on Oriental Parade Ave across from the Yacht Club. Food is delicious and reasonable, and the service is good and friendly. Poached eggs, toast and greens make the perfect NZ breakfast treat!

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When staying at The Copthorne we generally have breakfast here as the coffee is good as are the breakfasts. This visit to Wellington was no different but this time we had no particular dining plans and at breakfast we noticed they had a rather appealing...More

Thank ravinon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place to have dinner. The food was very good, the price was right , the place was warm on a rainy night and the service was excellent. Would recommend this.

Thank kayeliz2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited vista on Sunday for lunch recently. The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Tried one of Tim Coney's wines on recommendation of owner. Enjoyed very much and will visit winery in Gladstone ASAP.

Thank Trevor J
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was relieved to find The Vista Cafe two doors down from my hotel as it offers an excellent alternative to the rather average buffet breakfast at the Copthorne Hotel. Good range of breakfast options, nice coffee and pleasant staff. Dinner here also looked good...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We had walked past this cafe a number of times. But last night it was after 9pm and we decided to give it a try. The decor was warm and inviting. The waitress was friendly, professional and respectful of my dietary requirements. The menu had...More

Thank Glenda P
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I don't remember licking the plate as a child --- but at Vista I wanted to lick-the-plate. I ate at Vista on two separate visits and each meal was OUTSTANDING. Locals seem to have an inside track to the food at this restaurant as the...More

1  Thank Coffeecup1390
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

No pretentions, just good food cooked to perfection within walking distance of the CBD. The owner's recommendations were spot on. Best meal we've enjoyed for ages. I wish we had a Vista Cafe back home.

1  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 19 January 2017

What a wonderful surprise! I had just departed a Crystal Cruise (which is renown for it's cuisine) and spent some time in Wellington. The Vista was next door to our hotel, so we gave it a try. We both agreed that it was one of...More

1  Thank PjWorldTravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 oriental Parade, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Vista)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 7724
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