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Elements Cafe

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Wha St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 939 1292
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Today
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Prince Edward Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We always call in at Elements when we are over in Lyall Bay and they never disappoint. We tend to sit outside with our dog (they always bring him water - nice touch) and although there can be a wait at busy times they are always helpful and friendly. And the food, brunch/lunch and cabinet food is great - particularly... More 

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