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Smith the Grocer

Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
0800 764 843
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Ranked #130 of 635 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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290 reviews 290 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This little place is fantastic for a budget but quality lunch or a quite hot drink. It has a lot of charm and is very popular with locals, so expect it to be crowded during lunch time. They had really good gluten free options too.

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Auckland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Housed in the Old Bank Building this is a pretty neat find for lunch. Good food and good surroundings. Gets pretty busy so thats a great sign but with that there are only so many tables so be warned. So many choices in the cafe CBD of Wellington but this is a good one, eaten there several times and always... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Loved the character of this cafe, staff very friendly and food lovely. Very unique place definitely worth a visit.

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