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“Amazing food, great value” 4 of 5 stars
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Ernestos
Cuba St, Wellington, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Continental
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing food, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Ate here just recently. The food was amazing. I would highly recommend the goats cheese dip for starters. Great place to eat!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts and coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I have been to Ernestos a few times and the latest visit was with a large family group for the Rugby World Cup. The staff did not balk at finding a table for us all and efficiently moved a few together. Service was slow though but I guess this was to be expected.

The breakfast choice is comprehensive without being overwhelming (I don't do well with too much choice). Popular options were the Ernesto big breakfast and the breakfast burrito. Both were excellent and they were amenable to omitting items which people didn't like. What I really like about this place is they come and take your coffee order right away so that you can be drinking your coffee even before you make your breakfast choice. Admittedly this is clever marketing by them as you may well then choose to have another caffeine fill later on in the meal but at least you're not sitting there for ages waiting to order then waiting for your fix.

Prices are good too. The only downsides of this place are that the toilets are not that nice and that the building has a big sticker on the front to say its earthquake certificate has not been renewed. In the light of recent events in Christchurch, they would do well to address this issue ASAP or they will lose custom

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous coffee and fast service and check out the arty cup cakes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

I have spent a working morning at the cafe with a colleague who had eaten breakfast there with their family before I arrived. I can only vouch for the coffee which was strong and rich and creamy on the top-two of the best flat whites in town! I spied some good looking food being served at other tables and would be keen to go back and try some one day. It is very popular and crowded at tables which are a mix of small ones and larger shared group tables. They also have some incredibly artsy cup cakes on display at the counter - too pretty to eat.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Great food and nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I went in here for lunch having been attracted by the display of delicious-looking food on offer. We then went back for dinner and had some really nice Quesidilia and Paella. The staff were really nice and we will be going back for sure

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good breakfasts & relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

I always enjoy Ernestos. I haven't eaten other meals there, but their Eggs Florentine is one of the best I've had in Wellington (& that's no mean feat in a town drowning under a sea of cafès that all serve eggs laden with hollandaise sauce).

They have a good selection of counter food, including well priced salads. Importantly the coffee is reliably good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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