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Fidel's Cafe

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234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
644 8016868
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Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!

My partner and I had a lovely evning here. The jerk chicken is a must have- very unique. The restaurant is really quirky and located on cuba street which has a good vibe at the weekend. Definitely worth a visit when in Wellington!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Cuba St is a foodie Mecca in Wellington. It's hard to decide where to grab a coffee. Based on the recommendations of others we decided to try Fidel's and we are not disappointed. Shabby decor, hustle and bustle, fast friendly service, great coffee and delicious, generous serves of food. No surcharge despite being Easter Saturday. If I had to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Met up here for breakfast with a friend - and even though she's a local, it was her first time. Convinced her the Snickers Shake was a must have - she agreed at first sip. We were there for a breakfast and it didn't disappoint - servings are big and the quality is good. Have done both breakfast and lunch... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My partner and I had a lovely evning here. The jerk chicken is a must have- very unique. The restaurant is really quirky and located on cuba street which has a good vibe at the weekend. Definitely worth a visit when in Wellington!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We only had one night in Wellington and chose Fidels Cuban Restaurant because it was within walking distance to our hotel. I had a seafood soup that was outstanding. Good service. Noisy and Crowded but that added to the ambiance.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We chose the Jerk chicken, the pork ribs and the steak. The chicken was very spicy but delicious. The restaurant has a laid back atmosphere and we sat outside in the evening which was lovely

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Superb Breakfast Free range eggs (you can just tell the difference), good quality bacon. Great Holandaise sauce! Fantastic Coffee

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Would highly recommend this cafe - great food and didn't have a long wait at all since the place was packed. Staff really friendly and helpful. I will definetly be back when next in Wellington

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Superb Eggs Benedict! Free range eggs (you can just tell the difference), good quality bacon. Great Holandaise sauce! I would highly highly recommend the addition of the has brown!!! Amazing Great coffee! Great atmosphere. Good price! Loved it!! Cons - a little slow getting this "fresh" breakfast to my table, but I was in no rush,

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our daughter's fav haunt. Great food and coffee. They have the best chocolate cake on Cuba ! I even ordered one for our daughter's 21st. The setting a little crazy but nice. Highly recommended stop!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I heard this was the best place for milkshakes in Wellington and I wasn't dissapointed. The Snickers Milkshake was delicious!

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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
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?