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Fidel's Cafe

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Coffee Shop
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234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
644 8016868
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Solid

Fidel's was recommended by multiple people at the hostel front desk and I can see why. Good atmosphere, quality food, and satisfying coffee. Still not fully adjusted to NZ prices, but you could easily do much worse at other cafes. I will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Djwieland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Fidel's was recommended by multiple people at the hostel front desk and I can see why. Good atmosphere, quality food, and satisfying coffee. Still not fully adjusted to NZ prices, but you could easily do much worse at other cafes. I will be back.

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Due to so many places recommending Fidel's we went here. All four of us found the food was over priced and just not up to standard. The waitress was lovely but I felt she was lacking in time to properly look after us.

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New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Always try to visit when in Wellington, this time it was lunchtime. Place was crowded but they managed to find us a seat outside and looked after us beautifully. Cabinet & menu food was delicious & fast. Great staff. Love this place!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This unique cafe always serves great coffee and food. Had a "fidels special" breakfast and really enjoyed , plenty of food and very tasty

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We had a mixed large salad ($9) from the cabinet. All three salads were tasty. (Caesar, Kumara with spinach, dates and walnuts, potato with capers, olives and sundries tomatoes) It's probably better to choose 2 salads if you go for the large option. More than enough food for lunch. The atmosphere is lovely, very chilled. They did forget our order... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great decor and vibe...thought the drinks were a little overpriced but all the food were great and reasonably priced...if visiting Cuba street, great spot to stop for a meal...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a bit of an institution in Wellington, and deserves to be. Relaxed retro style with pleasant service and good food. We had a beef burger NZ$18, pulled pork NZ$24 with a bottle of Henry's Pinot Noir (can well recommend it) NZ$40. Puddings approx NZ$10.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Visited this very popular café/restaurant at lunch time and was surprised at the choice of good food and drinks. Some may find it rather noisy but there was a real mix of ages and the music was tremendous. Great for a snack or a meal and well worth a visit in a street that has lots of food outlets from... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I've been going to this place for years and make sure I pop in every time I visit Wellington. Great coffee and excellent eggs at breaky. A little way up Cuba Street but I think it's worth the walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's my one of favourite cafe in welly They have nice seafood pizza !! I usually go fidel's with my husband Both of us really like the pizza And I love their wedges !! It's very yummy. You should try now ♡

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 644 8016868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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