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Fidel's Cafe

234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
644 8016868
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Ranked #48 of 636 restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $22
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food is a tad pricey but bloody tasty. Can't go past a coffee in a bowl either. Make sure get there early if you want a seat because it gets busy quickly during peak periods.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I really enjoyed it! As an expat - in my fifties - it was great to go there and have brunch or lunch! Reminded my of Ponsonby Rd days in my twenties. Lots of young people - positive vibe - very friendly and efficient wait staff! A fun place! Good value for money!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here yesterday night. It was full inside, so we waited in the outside area for a table available inside. That went pretty quick. I ordered the winter stew and my girlfriend a pizza. To drink we ordered a bottle of red (a merlot). First of all, the beef stew itself was not bad, however, it came with cold mashed... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Having been here a number of times was not impressed with my last lunch. The service was appalling and seemed like the staff were more interested in being hipsters. Needed to ask to be served, needed to ask to pay, could easily have walked out. The food was average this time. Smoothie came out in a hot glass, haloumi salad... More

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Auckland
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44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is busy but luckily have lot of tables so 10 min is the most you should wait for a table. Its busy cause its great. Great coffee - outstanding service and an interesting innovative menu to boot. Food for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike. Not massive portions but adequate. Lots of interesting counter food and a nice... More

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Wellington
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great place to go and get lunch - whether eating in or taking out. Nice fresh salads to choose from and also nice fresh juices and smoothies. Great value for money.

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Arlington, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place did not blow my mind, but the food was good, and the service was chill, yet effective. On top of that, I really liked the atmosphere, which was really relaxed. The selection is also nice, and included some gluten free options. On balance, I would not complain about eating here again, but I won't go running back.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great food and atmosphere but the service was really slow. Sunday morning I know is popular but we waited a good 45 minutes for food to arrive. Coffee good - so really nothing other than great except for the wait!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fidel's is well known for great breakfasts and a good place to hang out in during the day with yummy food and great coffee. it is also fantastic for dinner. My partner and I go every Friday - tonight the table was reserved and ready complete with water and flowers! The menu has great pizzas, food for vegans and vegetarians... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Quite simply a Wellington icon! Top drink selection in town and the place ozzes ambiance. To busy to stop for coffee? Grab it on the go from the street stall!

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