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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
A must visit

I have been here several times for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and one business function. I have never been disappointed. They are consistently good with food and service. One of my favourite breakfasts was toasted brioche with caramelised oranges and creme fraiche. Unfortunately this is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great food. Four of us went for brunch. 2 got the goat cheese souffle, 1 got the mushroom hash and I got the lambs fry. All meals were done superbly and the prices were perfectly reasonable. Coffee and service was good as well.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been here several times for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and one business function. I have never been disappointed. They are consistently good with food and service. One of my favourite breakfasts was toasted brioche with caramelised oranges and creme fraiche. Unfortunately this is no longer on the menu however I am pleased to say that their current menu... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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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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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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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?