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Smith the Grocer

Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
0800 764 843
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Ranked #187 of 665 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout

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English first
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Was turned away as the employee was uncertain of the conditions of a hotel voucher for a cooked breakfast at this establishment.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon Smith the Grocer, & so glad I did. Friendly atmosphere, with such attention to detail in the old books & tins that make up the window displays. The tea was great, can't really go wrong with that I guess! The ginger slice I also had was delicious, & there were a huge number of tasty looking morsels... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stopping off in Wellington on a cruise - this place was great for lunch. I recommend their home made pies/quiche style. Great value and good coffee/tea.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We waited 25 minutes for a coffee and a tea. The coffee is good though. I think that there are better options in Wellington

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Lancefield, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Well located in a lovely old arcade. We breakfasted twice and were more than happy both times. It has an interesting array of offerings and when we requested something not on the menu it was provided without fuss. Good coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Amazing vanilla latte. Coffee not burnt, milk perfect and very nice place to sit and chat. Had my almost 9 yr old with me. She loved her hot chocolate

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Was not very busy but 2 coffees and a hot chocolate took at least 30 minutes. The staff were okay. Lots of gluten free options which is nice for people with food intolerance.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Arrangement between Quest Wellington and Smith the Grocer is for a delicious breakfast. If I wanted a snack I would have gone to McDonalds!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great little place for brunch the food is fresh and lovely plenty of room to spread out and enjoy with family or friends. Good service great coffee. Priced well and cosy and warm.

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Bali, Indonesia
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44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is one of my most frequented meeting spots in Wellington. My clients enjoy the coffee and tea selection, the location is excellent just minutes to everywhere in the CBD. Food selection looks good, have not eaten here, prices are consistent with Wgtn cafes which is not cheap. It is always busy..in a good way!

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Additional Information about Smith the Grocer

Address: Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 764 843
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Cuisine: Bakery, Café

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