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

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Elements Cafe lets me down

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
JohnSB3
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's probably four years since I was last at Elements, and nothing has changed... Elements must provide one of the best breakfasts in Wellington! Accompanied by a good coffee, my "Biggy" cooked breakfast had generous portions of bacon, eggs, ciabata, tomato, sausage (from award-winning Island Bay Butchery) and hash brown - it was delicious and ample. My partners had potato... More 

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Wellington New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have been coming to Elements for many years, they never disappoint in consistently serving excellent food, other cafés do not measure up to the food you will be served here. The Staff are always hospitable and extremely busy as this is a popular cafe. We always manage to get a table, but if you are with a large group... More 

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Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I am upgrading my review of February 2014, based on today's very tasty lunch. There is still a bit of wait training to do but, overall, Elements is back to its best.

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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 0 - 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?