Handpicked by a Wellington Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Wellington Cafes'.

Wellington is proud of its reputation as the prermier destination in New Zealand for coffee.  The 'capital of cool' is packed full of cafes dedicated to serving up the ultimate cup of coffee.  We've picked out our favourite cafes in Wellington to check out.

Picnic Cafe

Located beside the Begonia house in the heart of Wellingtons beautiful Botanic Garden, Picnic Cafe is just 10 mins walk from the city.  The cafe serves up hearty breakfasts and tasty lunches every day. The range of kiwi classic dishes are given a modern twist along with a range of sweet and savour treats from the counter.  The licensed cafe also offers a range of beer and wines to acc...

Chocolate Fish Cafe

Chocolate Cafe is located in the old defence buildings on Shelly Bay Road overlooking the harbour.  The family friendly waterfront spot has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating with views of Wellington harbour.   The cafe serves delicious fresh seafood with a twist. The specialty is artisan style barbequed seafood sammies, with garlic aioli and greens.  The menu also feature...

Scopa Caffe Cucina

Scopa Caffe Cucina serves traditional pizza and Italian hot chocolate in Wellington's bustling Cuba Street area. Remiro Bresolin and his two sons Leonardo and Lorenzo who still run the venue today established the restaurant in 2006. Remiro Bresolin was one of the first people to make and sell pizza in Wellington in the 1970s and today, Scopa maintains the high standards he set. The breakfast...


Prefab Eatery is an inner city eatery founded in 2013 by Jeff Kennedy and Bridget Dunn.  The bakery offers freshly made treats while the breakfast menu includes toast and spreads, bacon butty, smoked salmon, kimchi cream cheese & sesame chilli on rye.  The lunch menu includes the likes of pizza, reuben sandwich and crispy skin tarakihi with fries, cos salad & hollandaise. N...

CLOSED - Ti Kouka Café

Indulge your taste buds in central Wellington. See how fresh organic produce can be used to create stunning dishes. Founded in 2010, Ti Kouka Café is the work of brothers Jesse Simpson and Shepherd Elliott. Together they have worked to create a friendly and inviting space in central Wellington's Willis Street where diners can find everything from sweet treats to a leisurely brunch. The seas...

Cafe L'Affare

Coffee lovers will be in their element at Caffe L'affare's flagship café in Wellington's College Street. Set against the background of the company's roasting and packaging plants and bean store, the café offers a taste of the coffee that is enjoyed around New Zealand. People watchers can perch at the high communal tables to enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by, while couples and groups...

Neo Cafe & Eatery

Neo Cafe and Eatery is a place to savour wholesome food, drink quality locally roasted coffee and enjoy a relaxed dining experience. Neo specialises in all day brunch, fresh cabinet salads, in-house baking and cater to a range of diets including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.  The cafe is all about serving their spin on the kiwi cafe classics, using high quality ingredients that ...

Cafe Polo

Cafe Polo is located in Miramar and has earned a reputation for exceptional food and professional bistro style service, with international and national acclaim in Time Out Sydney, Australian Vogue Travel and Entertaining and Cuisine. The cafe strives to bring the best local produce based on the principles of ‘Slow Food’ - supporting local suppliers, using additive free products, free range ...

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