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Caffe L'affare

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27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9748
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of Wellington's top brekkie spots

Visiting Wellington with friends and family, we almost invariably end up here for one breakfast each trip. The coffee is great, the ambiance is quite funky and unique, wait staff are attentive and the food reliably good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Geoff N
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visiting Wellington with friends and family, we almost invariably end up here for one breakfast each trip. The coffee is great, the ambiance is quite funky and unique, wait staff are attentive and the food reliably good.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went to the cafe for brunch with our our friends and their kids. The food and service was great. Enough choices for everyone. The kids enjoyed the food and had a good time allowing the adults to talk to each other in peace. The only suggestion I would make would be to have more toilets. Took a while waiting... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Every time I come to Wellington I have to come and get the Chorizo Rocket from Cafe L'affare!! It's absolutely epic- dont hold back on the rocket sauce! Very popular cafe so don't be scared away by all the people- worth the wait!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This iconic cafe is definitely worth the visit. Almost where the cafe culture started. Brunch and lunch a must

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Porirua, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I found the whole space overwhelming, it was just so busy with a lot of noise, my drink and scone was all I needed. The large tables would be ideal for a group, it certainly looked well staffed which is a plus when so many people. So handy to Moore Wilson to do some quick shopping and to get a... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Fantastic set up here, staff a plenty who are all friendly and welcoming. Beautiful food and fast efficient service. A group of us went and has a variety of different foods, all were amazing and great coffee

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112 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm not sure if there is another cafe that could pip this place at the post. Superb coffee, great menu, awesome service. Not sure what else they can do to make this place better.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Visited some friends who took us out for coffee during a stay in Wellington. Had a great coffee at this spot along with some delcious cake. Again another spot to re-visit on our way back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

After a morning walk around the streets of Wellington my wife and I were ready for a good cup of coffee so we headed to Caffe L'Affare where we had brunched on previous visit to Wellington - about two years earlier. This time we again enjoyed excellent coffee and fruit filled counter top muffins. I am pleased we went out... More 

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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Needed to go shopping opposite so got going early and thereby missed the real rush. The place has a great ambience with a large number of well trained and organized staff, that were very pleasant. Great menu rand the food was just as great. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 9748

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 17
  • Cuisine: New Zealand
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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