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Caffe L'affare

Certificate of Excellence
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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
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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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Delicious breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Lizzie986
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New Zealand
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New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I don't regard myself as a coffee snob but I really enjoyed my coffee from Café L'affare and the service was very polite & friendly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

lovely service, tasty food and will def be back again the BLAT sandwich is to die for huge and tasty all you want in a sandwich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great place to eat, work or catch up with friends. Super staff. Decent food. Moderately priced. I go there at least twice a week and can't recall any disappointing experiences. The free WiFi is a bonus too.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Reviewer
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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63 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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 16
  • 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?