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“Genuine Cuba Street Flair” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Midnight Espresso Bar

Midnight Espresso Bar
178 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Ranked #83 of 630 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Genuine Cuba Street Flair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Quirky, young, funky, alternative, boutique, chaotic organisation, lovable….. What else springs to your mind when you think about Wellington’s Cuba Street? Midnight Espresso has it all! Don’t be put of by the dark interior and almost tatty first impression - this place is brilliant. Popular with locals and tourists of all ages the café has a good blackboard offering, an even better variety of counter food, friendly and competent staff and good coffee. If you steer clear of places like Starbucks and other café franchises then Midnight Espresso is the place for you.

Visited June 2014
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Hong kong
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best coffee and selection of cake, salads and vegetarian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Love this place. I visited often during my 6 week stay in Wellington. Great coffee, friendly staff, and a huge selection of cakes, pies, salads on the counter. They all looked delicious, so I always made sure to come hungry! Nothing negative to say about the food, drinks or service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great food, coffee and prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Porridge and coffee for $10 - fantastic value in the CBD. This is a great choice if in the Cuba St area.

Visited June 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Just go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Wellington has pulled out another awesome little city coffee Cafe!! And while doing this took its place at the top of the caramel milkshake league. ooohhh yes!!

Again another addition to the great food and drink to offer on Cuba street just a tiny little place just off the main Cuba area. Such a cool and chilled place with a slight hippie vibe serving great coffee and great food.

The food is mostly vegetarian food but made good. I love my meat but I could eat their Spinach crepe stack all day. They offer yummy stuff for most dietry need dietary need..vegan, veggie, gluten free etc. What I really enjoyed about this place, other than the best caramel milkshake ever (thus far!!!!), the crepe stack and the slightly louder than most places music, was the fact they had coco pops and milk on the menu for $4.00. Coco pops....with milk! Simple and highly effective.

Not your ordinary coffee cafe definitely worth a look. Oh yea they're open until 3am.

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  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“I LOVE THIS PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Always a smiling face behind the counter, plenty of selection including great range of vegan, gluten free, dairy free etc...
Coffee is always amazing and the atmosphere hasn't changed in the 25yrs that its been standing.
There's a reason that regulars keep coming back to this place and I'm happy to be one of them

Visited April 2014
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