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Sojourn Cafe & Bar

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Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Family Fare, New Zealand
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147 The Terrace, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 499 9500
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Description: Located in the hotel lobby, Sojourn is proof that you don’t have to travel...
Located in the hotel lobby, Sojourn is proof that you don’t have to travel far to find the perfect spot for morning coffee, a casual lunch or cocktails after work. In addition to Gravity coffees and a wide selection of New Zealand wines, a comfort food snacking menu is offered throughout the day.Opening times:•Breakfast: Tuesday - Friday 06:30 -10:30 hrs•Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 – 14:30 hrs•Dinner: Monday - Saturday 18:00 – 22:00 hrs•Bar: Monday - Saturday 06.30 hrs - late
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A very nice lunch

We were staying at The James Cook and had lunch at Sojourn Café before going back on the ferry. We both had soup and bread rolls which were delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient and it was very good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
AbbyMarlborough_NZ
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Top Contributor
594 reviews 594 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Restaurant is in the lobby of the James Cook Hotel, on the busy thoroughfare between reception and the lifts. That said it is still a pleasant location. I had simply eggs for breakfast. 2 fried eggs in white toast (no choice) with the crusts removed (see photo). $12 very steep for what it was. Better to go to a local... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

6 of us popped down for brekkie at 7.00am to find one staff member and one chef. food took ages to come, one of us waited until he'd finished for his tea and another ordered the toast selection and got 2 pieces of white toast for $8. past experience informed us that breakfast would take a while but this was... More 

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NZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were staying at The James Cook and had lunch at Sojourn Café before going back on the ferry. We both had soup and bread rolls which were delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient and it was very good value.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Awesome evening meals - well prepared, a hint of spices, ample variety, quantity and quality. Very well priced. Excellent value for money ($24 - 30)

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Canberra, Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I enjoyed breakfast here recently. I was pleased with the quality of the poached eggs, great colour and taste. The side of grilled tomato was very generous. Overall, it was a simple meal, well presented and enjoyable.

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Wellington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We usually avoid hotel cafes and restaurants but one evening, we tried Sojourn Cafe in the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. The service was very good, friendly, professional, attentive but not annoying. The food was excellent. It beat by far many of the other restaurants and cafes in Central Wellington and it was reasonably priced. The entree was a good... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Nice place to have a quick breakfast at a good price. It was quiet and the food was good. I had poached eggs on toast (perfect) and my husband had bacon and eggs. I would have a meal here again when visiting Wellington.

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Disappointing is about it really lots of people walk through ..only one chef and waiter on and it was busy meal lacked flavor i thought they were quite small meals also and we left hungry ...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I would suggest they somehow reduce traffic through their hotel as it doesnt make it very quiet Chef very friendly

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

poor service despite the cafe being relatively empty food was just average some items on menu not available

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 147 The Terrace, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 499 9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Family Fare, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the hotel lobby, Sojourn is proof that you don’t have to travel far to find the perfect spot for morning coffee, a casual lunch or cocktails after work. In addition to Gravity coffees and a wide selection of New Zealand wines, a comfort food snacking menu is offered throughout the day.Opening times:•Breakfast: Tuesday - Friday 06:30 -10:30 hrs•Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 – 14:30 hrs•Dinner: Monday - Saturday 18:00 – 22:00 hrs•Bar: Monday - Saturday 06.30 hrs - late

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