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Fidel's Cafe

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234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
644 8016868
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Funky and popular cafe

We called in twice to this cafe during a weekend visit to Wellington but were unable to get seating on each occasion. It is clearly immensely popular. The cabinet food is delectable and well presented. We were contented to take away some delicious desserts and Havana coffee to our hotel. Plan to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Marque01
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We called in twice to this cafe during a weekend visit to Wellington but were unable to get seating on each occasion. It is clearly immensely popular. The cabinet food is delectable and well presented. We were contented to take away some delicious desserts and Havana coffee to our hotel. Plan to return for a sit down meal on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We didn't eat as it was a quick coffee stop. Coffee was excellent. Cool vibe about this place and great inner and outdoor seating. I've been told the food esp brunch is awesome.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Each time I visit I'm struck by how the surroundings and staff just can't seem to adjust and cope with the patrons. This is a popular cafe and always full. The staff always seem stressed and stretched to their limits. I just can't be bothered with the high level of anxiety.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Have been to fidels a few times in the last couple of months with partner, family and friends and it always impresses. Their baked eggs are a favourite of mine and they pack in so much flavour!! Their fidels feast is also to die for, and their smoothies are delicious. Just what you need on a Sunday morning! Great atmosphere,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lots of fun to eat at Fidel's if you are not in a hurry. This is a terrific place to have breakfast and enjoy the vibe. Lots of really nice staff and tasty food. It was obvious that the eggs were really fresh and the coffee was delicious. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Funky coffee shop -- mismatched furnishings, rambling space, fun theme (sort of Cuban), really good food. Coffee is excellent, food is tasty if unadventurous. I had a breakfast burrito -- good flavors, fresh ingredients, so great on that score. Not breaking new culinary ground, but flawlessly executing the menu.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First place I went to in Wellington for coffee, first place I will always go to. Hands down great coffee, and great atmosphere.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great atmosphere and great food. We came for breakfast, and had porridge with orange and rhubarb compote, and baked eggs. if I hadn't been so full from the night before I would def have had the chicken and waffles that the next table had - they looked so good!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful cosy place near the town center, turf on the ground, South American music, painted colorful tables outside Waiters are really professional and service is good. I went there a couple of times for brunch and unfortunately every time there was something wrong, bacon overcooked, they forgot a juice, eggs overcooked.. Excellent service and atmosphere but quite bad food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very nice coffee and lovely restaurant. Provide a good services and lovely staffs. I love coffee here...it is one of the best cafe in Wellington and you shouldn't miss this place...

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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 to 16
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 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?