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Wha St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 939 1292
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Ranked #85 of 667 Restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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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127 reviews 127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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12 reviews 12 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have to admit I didn't expect much from this place based purely on its location, but I was pleasantly surprised. A lot of consideration and attention has gone into the food, combining old classics with new experiments and feels overall like it has great potential. I recommend the bacon cabbage hash or the lambs fry depending on the time... More 

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christchurch
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very casual, easy going cafe with an interesting menu. Seared salmon with pumpkin, mint salad which was fresh, light and full of flavour, eggs florentine eggs perfectly done. A case of delectable cakes and desserts to finish off the meal. Very buzzy but not on top of each other.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Lots of seating and delicious food options. Usually have to remind the serving staff what you have ordered, and usually have to add my drinks to the bill at the end. All in all certainly worth a visit

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Wellington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The food and coffee at this café is always delicious. There is a good range of counter food as well as a comprehensive menu. It is child friendly and there are plenty of tables. The staff can be friendly but I have found them often to be very sullen. Disappointing as it could be a better experience.

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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 0 - 15

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