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Fidel's Cafe

234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
644 8016868
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Ranked #42 of 635 restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
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
79 helpful votes 79 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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New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The only trouble you will encounter at Fidel's will be finding a table as it is so regularly busy with locals everyday of the week. One of my favourite aspects of Fidel's is the Brunch menu until 4:30pm. Any of the items on the menu and the cabinet food are all delicious as well as brilliant coffee and to die... More

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Konstanz, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We've been there 12 years ago and it is still as nice and friendly as ever. Kiwi style food at its best. CHOICE.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This has been an ideal place to meet and catch up with Friends. We had a brunch of Spanish eggs and coffee. The service was good except for the coffee my friend ordered which took a long time to come.However when she complained,the waiting staff told her,she wouldn't be charged for it.There are a variety of food on the menu... More

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