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Cafe Meow

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9 Edward Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 6
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Astonishing value for money

There's nothing fancy about this place; it's a bar with a distinctly eclectic retro theme, and no waiters to take your order, but if you go on a Wednesday night and order a steak you'll get the best meal you've ever had in a first world country for under $10. The steak isn't huge and was a tad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Dylan N
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

There's nothing fancy about this place; it's a bar with a distinctly eclectic retro theme, and no waiters to take your order, but if you go on a Wednesday night and order a steak you'll get the best meal you've ever had in a first world country for under $10. The steak isn't huge and was a tad under temperature... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Hidden away in an enclave between Victoria Street and Willis Street,Meow is an interesting place filled with an eclectic mix of retro memorabilia. Although we didn't eat there, the wine list was good and they have a hand pulled beer pump which pleased himself.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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158 reviews 158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Last night my partner enjoyed seeing two bands here last night. We didn't have dinner here, but enjoyed some drinks. This place is well patronized by hipsters, however, don't let that put you off. The atmosphere is really fun and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The staff were friendly and not too cool for school. The staff were especially... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A great place to reminisce about the 50s, 60s and 70s, the old style telephones, stereos and tvs. Simple but lovely food, lunch and dinner. They also have bands playing at night.

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Milan, Italy
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I often go to Meow for the happy hour on fridays. I really like the place and the atmosphere.The drinks are very good and not too expensive. I recommend this place!

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wellington New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are ever stuck in a city on a Sunday night, it's hard to know what to do. This fantastic little cafe had one of the best jazz groups I've ever heard (they play every Sunday) and I had one of the most enjoyable nights EVER. Great staff and music 7 nights a week.

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Wellington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I work right next to Meow and go in occasionally when I need to take someone out for coffee. I've also had some food out of the counter a few times. The coffee is consistently horrible. The coffee is always room temperature and very weak. The staff generally seem bothered that they have to serve me. The counter food..meh..average. It... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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148 reviews 148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

A strange little place tucked away out of site in a corner of the city that is oft unseen. Haven't been in there in daylight hours I must admit. Hilarity ensued after four of us went and ordered dinner. It would have been for more enjoyable if they had explained we needed to order sides... Steak came for two of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Awesome place to eat. Great retro decor and music to match. The food was awesome. Would recommend to all. Had a great visit here with my wife.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Not my type of place, in terms of decor, but a warm, welcoming cafe, nestled in by Little Beer Quarter. Great for coffee and brunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Edward Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?