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Caffe L'affare

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New Zealand
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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 56
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Great place

Great place to stop for a coffee and bite to eat. Great service and lovely food. Lots of people coming and going

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Lou C
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Hawkes Bay
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Hawkes Bay
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117 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to stop for a coffee and bite to eat. Great service and lovely food. Lots of people coming and going

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing cafe! Great service, friendly and fast! Super good, got the porridge and pancakes between us. Was worth our walk from Cambridge Hotel. Very cool atmosphere and great decor. Pilot and engineering hubby loved it most of all! Will probably come back tomorrow and future too! (Cute little spot for kids with small tables in amongst adult ones.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Hopeless place..overpriced ...went there on a warm December day last year....ordered a fruit smoothie....and they served it in a warm glass....FFS

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A long time favourite of mine with great coffee and good porridge for a wintery weekend. Also good to pop in across the road to stock up on treats!

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were lucky to get there before the Sunday rush, so managed to get a table for 7 - (when we left people were queuing for tables) the service was prompt with coffee arriving quickly after ordering (moccha's looked very special) the selection was good - something for everyone in the group - and no complaints

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Marlborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We ate here for Sunday brunch, luckily we arrived while there was still a table for 7 of us! the service staff, and did well as our team arrived in stints, hot drinks and menus were all taken care of. A few coffees sent back as not hot enough but the food was good. the menu is varied and this... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My friend and I were looking for a place for food and coffee. I suggested Cafe L'affare as I haven't tried it yet. We went in and stood there for about 3 minutes but it felt like longer because no one greeted us or even looked at us when we walked in. I said lets go somewhere else because I... More 

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Twizel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I've been here many times for breakfast over the years and never been disappointed, it can get pretty busy mid morning so get here early if you want a choice of seating or are in a hurry. There are dozens of great coffee spots in WLG, several years ago this Cafe stood out for it's excellent coffee and has maintained... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We recently had breakfast here. The staff were welcoming and we were seated quickly. The food was nice and served promptly. I liked it that they offered bottomless coffee, however I didn't like it that I had to go to the counter to ask for milk for my coffee and then later on I had to get up and find... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I work close to L'Affare, and probably go there once a week at least. It is such a gem. It's my place of choice to meet people. And I think it's improved in quite a few ways too - the service used to be a bit random, but there seem to be better systems now. Today I had a BCC... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe L'affare

Address: 27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-385 9748
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
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
Average Prices: USD 14
Cuisine: New Zealand

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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 14
  • 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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