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CNR Waterloo Rd. & Cornwall St
Phone: (64) 4 5601100
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Bars & Cafes
It is a short drive north, and well worth the effort, to this lovely café in one of Wellington's northern suburbs, Johnsonville. With great coffee, lovely decor and most of the food made on the premises, Herbs café is a great place to stop while out for a drive. Set in the Twiglands Gardeners World the grounds of the café are lovely. Wander through and pick up that special something for the garden while you are there. It also is home to "Teddy Bear House", a novelty store, selling teddy bears and gifts you will love, at reasonable prices.
If you are taking in the attractions of the Johnsonville Shopping Centre treat yourself to drinks and brunch at this pleasant cafe and bar. Located just inside the Mall entrance you will find the bright, airy surroundings a great stopping off place in which to unwind. There is a range of beers, wines and spirits on offer, together with panini and home-made Fish Pie and roast dinners on select days.
Casual and inviting is a good description for this suburban café and bar. Drive 10 minutes from the city centre and you can be parked in the spacious parking lot and quickly seated for lunch or dinner. All meals are hearty, delicious and affordable. Try the flour free individual Chocolate Cake or warm Roasted Beets Salad With Cheese Filled Dates. The atmosphere is really vibrant with lively music, super friendly staff and a large range of beer on tap. A great place for business or social meetings. Corban's red wines are a speciality.
You will enjoy a wide range of Indian food, such as tikkas, vindaloos, and tandoori, in this modern setting just off bustling Courtenay Place. The dining experience will cost more with the Raita, Chutney and other tempting side dishes. Lunches include popular dishes, such as Butter Chicken and Lamb Korma. For a complete experience go on Sunday or Monday evenings and appreciate the live traditional Indian music.
The sun streams in at this charming suburban hideaway near Mount Kaukau. Owner Patricia Kerr is well known for excellent service and quality food. Situated at the entrance to Khandallah Park, the cafe is small, vibrantly decorated and attracts local crowd. Brunch includes pancakes or Eggs Florentine. Snacks include homemade pizzas and freshly baked items. Serves hot and cold drinks, including special children's Fluffies.
This famously relaxed cafe, on the coast road near the suburb of Seatoun, is one of Wellington's best-kept secrets. It is perfect on a weekday when the sun is shining and the winds calm. The excellent coffee, expansive sea views and wholesome food could only be improved by good company. Tables are littered al fresco on both sides of the road and there is a cosy indoor eating area. Great views, simple snacks, good coffee and ice cream are specialities.
This is a pleasant cafe situated in the central suburb of Ngaio. Housed in a tastefully renovated villa, the restaurant has a large dining area and a balcony for eating al fresco. The varied menu includes mains like Penne Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives and Pesto and Rack of Lamb with Boysenberry Sauce. You can buy a Ploughman's Platter, among other things for lunch and there is a kid's menu. Licensed to sell both wine and beer but also great just for coffee.
For fresh croissants made with an authentic French recipe, look no further than Wellington's own Bordeaux Bakery. On weekend mornings the shop is packed with customers and those who wish to, can stop and enjoy their purchases over a good strong French coffee. All the classic breads and patisseries are available from baguette to brioche thanks to specialist French baker Jean-Louis Macadre. A simple lunch is also served - consult the blackboard menu for the likes of Eggplant Gratin or Fettucine with Traditional Italian sauce. Wash the meal down with a glass of wine (from Bordeaux of course). Bon appetit!
This Thorndon cafe is tucked away behind the National Library, city apartments and several Government Buildings. It is frequented by crowds of public servants for breakfast meetings, coffee or lunch who enjoy the glass-walled corner site and simple decoration. Specialises in good wholesome reasonably priced breakfasts, home-style lunches and all day counter snacks like sausage rolls and muffins. Refreshments include coffee, juices and a moderately sized wine list.
Just up the road from Parliament Buildings, this friendly and diverse eatery services local office workers and the occasional resident. The emphasis is on varied cafe fare with a mix of New Zealand and Asian favorites. Eat in or takeaway as the mood takes you or weather dictates. There is a table or two on the footpath for those seeking some fresh air. Breakfast specials and varied light lunches are on offer. Try the Warm Chicken Salad, Spicy Wedges, simple hot Panini or soup of the day.
This charming café is across the road and just a few blocks away from the Freyberg Beach on Oriental Parade. Its waterfront location enables you to admire the city's picturesque beauty while you enjoy your coffee. Kaffee Eis is famous for their huge range of hand-made gelato and sorbet in addition to coffee and cup cakes. Their ice creams are something you will often crave, especially on a hot summer afternoon. The relaxing atmosphere of the location and the inexpensive and delicious recipes makes this an ideal place for a bite in between meals.
Word of Mouth is a great food and catering business in the Molesworth Street shops just across the road from Parliament Buildings. They offer catering services for both private parties, events and birthdays as also business conferences. Occupying a corner site, the delicatessen has a small bar and some outdoor seating for those wanting to eat on the spot. Fabulous salads, quiches, pizzas, and foccacia bread sandwiches make for great lunches. Lots of tasty delicacies are on sale and so are wine and other specialty foods. Refreshments include coffee, tea and sustaining hot chocolate (especially good on a winter morning). Check website for further details.