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Elements Cafe

Wha St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 939 1292
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Ranked #109 of 635 restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $0 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I no longer live in Wellington but whenever I visit, I always go back to this cafe. Brunch being one of my favourite meals, this place is outstanding at it. The potato and bacon 'hash' is a must try! So is the coconut bread. I love this cafe and each time I return to Welly, I hope to visit it.... More

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Wellington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

From coffee or a wine with friends to a special dinner or bunch for Mothers Day (my most recent visit) Elements delivers consistently good food and service. The menu offer not just your standard cafe fare but something a little different like the banana bread with berries rather than the usual pancake stack. My nephew tried it and loved it... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

having been to Elements a number of times its really a go-to place for a quick brunch or dinner, the food is wonderful and all ways consistent. The only downfall is the coffee but i would rather a bad coffee and excellent food anyday. The is a sure-fire everytime.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Nice atmosphere and great service.food is very good quality and good value for money. Found a quiet private corner to enjoy my coffee and food.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our main waitress appeared pretty peeved before she even 'greeted' us. No smile, no pleases and thank yous, and obvious annoyance when we weren't ready to order a few minutes after receiving menus. Another waitress delivered coffees by leaning right across the middle of the table. In the hour or so we were there I saw at least three staff... More

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have been a huge fan of this café and have visited it regularly when in Wellington. However, on a recent visit in January, I was disappointed by the two meals I had here. I think more attention needs to be paid to the quality of the meal and the wait staff need some extra training. Unlike other reviewers I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

When in Wellington I often catch the bus over to Lyall Bay to stroll on the beach, and to eat at Elements Cafe. Love the food, specially the lambs fry and there are lots of yummy sweet treats to enjoy with coffee. The wait staff are very attentive, although I have to mention that the Restaurant Manager is not particularly... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Great place for breakfast. There is plenty of choice and the food comes promptly. Good sized portions and very tasty! Friendly and attentive staff.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Restaurant Name: Elements Location: 144 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington Date: 23rd November 2013 (6.00pm) Food Type: A la carte _______________________________________ Décor: (7.5/10) A local dive that seems to have carved a very cosy niche for itself and its décor is reflective of its clientèle which is to say it has that local/homely feel to it. Atmosphere: (8.0/10) It is... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Five of us visited Elements for lunch. I hadn't been there for over a year. The noise level was lower and the food was excellent. They were as usual, busy, ut the staff were patient and informed. We had a Eggs benedict, 2 rissotos, and two lambs fry. THe only thing we left on the plates were our utensils. Meals... More

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