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Fidel's Cafe

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234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
644 8016868
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7:30 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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast amazing

A Cuban restaurant that serves great waffles?? Yes,,,who would have thought? Great breakfast with choices even picky eaters can enjoy. Staff at the Quality Hotel had recommended this restaurant for breakfast fare and I am glad they did. Quality food and good service, good prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sue H
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Davis, California
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rear deck is very special as the few tables there have a private and quiet covered space with open sides. The food is well prepared and generous; perfect for brunch. The coffee is excellent. Great staff. A busy happy place.

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Thank Stephen F
Davis, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A Cuban restaurant that serves great waffles?? Yes,,,who would have thought? Great breakfast with choices even picky eaters can enjoy. Staff at the Quality Hotel had recommended this restaurant for breakfast fare and I am glad they did. Quality food and good service, good prices.

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Thank Sue H
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I highly recommend the Spanish eggs at Fidels! Best breakfast I've had, full of flavour and huge too

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Thank Phillip B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If Auckland had a Fidel's, I would go here all the time. Their shakes are mammoth, probably too big (said no one ever...) and their chicken waffles are amazing.

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Thank N0life
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with friends without a booking and we're sat pretty much straight away even when it was busy. The brunch menu is comprehensive with something to make everyone happy and a great drinks list to match. I got the Spanish eggs and loved them and already lined up the breakfast burrito for next time. The service was great... More 

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Thank bexwolfreys
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great spanish eggs and coffee in a cool space aptly named after Fidel who conquered Cuba. Open till late and has a small but delicious menu . Very relaxed

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Thank Streefland
Cork, Ireland
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270 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had brunch here with my boyfriend while on holidays one late morning mid week. We were lucky not to have to wait due to the time i think as there was a queue while we were leaving. We got a table in the sun but there is seating inside also. There is an extensive brunch menu that is reasonable enough... More 

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Thank niamhs456
Westport, Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The milk shakes are amazing. Simply divine. After one meal during a trip to Wellington, I came back to Fidel's four times in two days for the vanilla milkshakes. Not kidding.

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Thank opticlizard
Wellington, New Zealand
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205 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very popular and deservedly so! Worth waiting in a queue as it has limited seating. Fabulous, authentic and delicious south of the border food. So hard to choose what to have. Great selection for vegetarians too. Fantastic coffee and superb friendly staff. A must do in Wellingon.

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Thank Ah62
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After always rating Midnight Espresso as the best - Fidels smashed it! Coffee was perfect, brunch delightful and service excellent. Best in Welly I reckon

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Thank Mike R

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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 - 17
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?