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All 631 Wellington Restaurants

Smith the Grocer

Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
0800 764 843
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Ranked #196 of 631 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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337 reviews 337 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Came here for a lunch with a couple of workmates. The service was fast and efficient and the food was very good. We tried a variety of dishes and cakes from the cabinet that were good. We also got a couple of buckets of fries which were very good quality and value for money.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Breakfast here is no good. Very very basic and not tied together at all. You can't serve food like this in Wellington and expect it to fly. Coffee was good. I'm sure it's a great place for sweets and treats, but won't return for breakfast.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stopped here in the Old Bank Arcade for lunch. There was a great selection of gluten free options on the menu. Great tasting food I would definitely go back for the food , coffee and atmosphere. Try the lemon, lime on ice a great refreshing drink on a hot day.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A late breakfast on our day of arrival, and what a delight. The service was friendly and welcoming, the eggs were cooked just the way we like them and the coffee was perfect.

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Bowral, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I chanced upon this lovely cafe with great staff, roomy seating & excellent food. Extensive menu with good gf options but no wifi, surprising for a city location!

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