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Elements Cafe

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Wha St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 939 1292
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but still to reach its potential

I like the name Elements. And in some ways the restaurant / cafe goes in that direction. A simple glass fronted exterior on a corner site. The three large dining spaces look quite simple - banquette seating, pale wooden tables and chairs, simple blue and cream walls. Cutting into the blue, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
DuncanGalletly
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Was very much looking forward to checking this place our, as it's been in the Wellington dining scene for many years. Unfortunately, the food for me and my guest didn't live up to expectations - in fact, it fell well short. Having mentioned an issue with my meal, all I got from the maître d' was a look of distain... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I like the name Elements. And in some ways the restaurant / cafe goes in that direction. A simple glass fronted exterior on a corner site. The three large dining spaces look quite simple - banquette seating, pale wooden tables and chairs, simple blue and cream walls. Cutting into the blue, the amber lighting almost makes it cosy. I've been... More 

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Brunch before graduation was the occasion; there is a great selection of healthy choices including a beetroot and haloumi salad which was delicious, more tempting and energy dense items also available, should you wish. Excellent coffee, had to have two, the atmosphere is casual, staff really friendly and competent, the large floral arrangements are a nice touch, a most enjoyable... More 

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NZ
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great food service and value Their food is topnotch - go for breakfast mainly and it beats others in the area hands down

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Elements Café in Lyall Bay ought to be good. It won the award for best café in Wellington last year, and generally it doesn’t disappoint. It did on Sunday for me anyway, and with one of its signature dishes – the liver with caramelized onions and mushrooms. This dish used to be served on mash but now it comes with... More 

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Katonah, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Six of us landed here for brunch last weekend, and everything was absolutely delicious. The menu is extensive and imaginative -- truly something for everyone. Portions are large; the service was friendly; and the place was hopping. Kudos to the kitchen...a well-deserved five stars!

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

By the recommendation of local friends, three of us have found this cafe for lunch. We have driven past this place several times without realising this is a great cafe. The location is brilliant - between the main road of Lyall Bay, the cornor of Onepu and the Wha street. To our surprise, the staffs were really friendly and also... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A simple menu with something for everyone. A lovely lunch. Just a pity about the untrained staff. Our waitress didn't introduce herself or appear to have any interest in us or our enjoyment of the meal. She just announced the specials (without introduction) and walked away. No asking if we had enjoyed our meal. No offer of other food. No... More 

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christchurch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went for a staff lunch here and every meal was great, hot, tasty and well presented. Service was quick and efficient and we were not rushed would come here again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We found this cafe by chance as we were on our way to the airport. Great food and service, every one of our brunch selections exceeded expectations: comfort food demonstrating flair and innovation without pretension. A good vibe with mostly a local crowd, and very well trained wait staff rounded out the experience.

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Additional Information about Elements Cafe

Address: Wha St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (04) 939 1292
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wha St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 939 1292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?