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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, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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 coffee

Good service and great strong hot coffee. The lemon cake was wonferful. This is a busy high energy place that is always busy with lots of action and great for people watching. I enjoy visiting this crowded busy spot directly opposite Moore Wilson.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
A P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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312 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and great strong hot coffee. The lemon cake was wonferful. This is a busy high energy place that is always busy with lots of action and great for people watching. I enjoy visiting this crowded busy spot directly opposite Moore Wilson.

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1 Thank A P
Melbourne
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here this morning on the last day of our New Zealand holiday. Best coffee we've had, really damn good. The roast kumara with poached eggs and asparagus was an awesome breakfast and the fruit salad was something special too. The only thing letting it down was the bread - thin rectangular slices that look like they've come from... More 

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Thank melbvic
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, good coffee, good food, free unlimited WiFi. Very popular; people were queueing out of the door for a table.

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Thank Steve G
Fremantle
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although pretty busy, this place is lovely. The menu is great, as is the coffee, and the decor. Take me back!

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Thank Shannon F
Wellington, New Zealand
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230 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Whenever we are in the Cafe L'affare part of the city, we are drawn to their great coffee, selection of freshly prepared food and excellent service. We are never disappointed. The buzz of contented diners says it all. Well worth a visit, but beware, you too could find return visits high on your wish list.

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Thank Julie M
Moate, Ireland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Your coffee saved me on a day where I had a lot going on and a lack of coffee headache. I was thrilled to have handed to me the elixir that saved my day, a trim latte that was the best coffee I have had in weeks. The service was prompt and friendly. I will be very happy to return... More 

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Thank Phaedra571
Ashburton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We arrived at 1 pm for lunch and was greeted with a queue at the door. On the belief that popular eateries are good, we waited and were seated by a welcoming staff member after about ten minutes. From a generous menu we had toasted club sandwiches. Considering that the place was packed, service was friendly and efficient. Our sandwiches... More 

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Thank John N
Wellington, New Zealand
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312 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I love bringing visitors to this lively action packed cafe but on my recently visit things seems a bit different. Some of the vibrancy had disappeared and the food was average and smaller serves. The soup was only Luke warm ( no I didn't complain at the time as the people I was with asked me not to)

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Thank A P
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135 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Used to be kinda of a Wellington icon, but sadly the service and general atmosphere are just "old". Time to get food is now dire, and the coffee, in very very small cups is just OK. it will continue as it is pretty well located, but many are much better and the service as I say is nothing short of... More 

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Thank Gary N
Tauranga
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364 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

this place has great breakfast and nice staff and it's a great place to relax visit this cafe soon I would recommend it

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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 15
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?