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Chews Lane, Wellington, New Zealand
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7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Salalah
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent coffee, fresh delicious pan inis, friendly service and a free newspaper or wifi. Gotham as one might expect is dark-even the lights are dark, so any optically challenged people might choose to go elsewhere. Like other cafes in Wellington they miss out on weekend and city citizen patronage due to conservative closing hours.

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Thank Fiona J
Wellington
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a pork belly poh (not sure of spelling?) at lunchtime. Staff were friendly. Coffee was nice and hot. Temperature inside was warn while outside was cold.

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Thank wilde0ne
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of food including some tasty vegan dishes. Superb coffee as you would expect from an inner city Wellington cafe. Nice atmosphere to sit down and do some work. Friendly staff and very efficient.

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Thank A8330XKkatiew
Whakatane, New Zealand
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled across it by mistake and popped in, it was so busy and the atmosphere was great, the coffee was well worth the wait. It was a hive of activity.

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Thank gavnrob2015
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just grabbed a coffee on many occasions and as I am pretty particular regarding my coffee I am difficult to please. Gotham's pleases me. Very friendly staff. Food looks great also...popular place.

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Thank Helen J
New Zealand
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244 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I wandered in to Gotham just before noon, virtually no one there. A waiter waylaid me from getting to the counter to order and she said she would take my order from the table. Big mistake. By the time I went to the counter to pay after my meal, the lunchtime crowd was upon me. Eleven people were ahead of... More 

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Thank Pixiehat
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Good reasonably priced menu, great coffee. As the name suggests it is rather dark and gloomy inside, but good service. Toilet room (toilet and basin fine) needs a good scrub though

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Thank emmarV1222JC
Auckland, New Zealand
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I was walking through this part of the city for a meeting nearby and decided to drop in for a quick breakfast. Service at counter was very cheerful with 'buddy', 'mate' etc. Ordered coffee and eggs Benedict that arrived quite quickly. There's enough seating inside and outside done in the atmospheric Gotham-style. The coffee was fine. The Eggs Benedict with... More 

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Thank eudele
Wanaka, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Foreign staff member taking order was gorgeous but didnt seem to understand a word I was saying. Eventually managed to order (with the help of other staff members) a take away bagel, muffin and fluffy. Muffin had something foul tasting in it and had to be thrown away but left a rancid taste in my daughters mouth. Bagel was delicious... More 

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Thank ABundleofFun
Wellington, New Zealand
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Good place for brunch but not a great lunch menu. Coffee and hot chocolates are good. Quite dark inside and not very warm but good service and nice food.

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Thank Murray P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chews Lane, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?