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Caffe L'affare

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9748
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Visited with partner for brunch. Very busy place. Service good considering numbers. Ordered pancakes which have as a basis bananas and maple syrup. Then the menu gave options preceded by the words : "Add on ..." I chose chocolate sauce and blueberry compote but asked for the sauce on the side because really only wanted the blueberry compote, especially with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A strong coffee aroma welcomes you the moment you step in. A rather big place that could accommodate 80 pax or so. Suitable for everyone who wants to lay back and watch time passes. Prices are within the range throughout Wellington. Lots of baguettes available at their counter as well. The staff are attentive and welcoming. The best place in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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313 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee very busy and can be a bit noisy in rush hour. Nice food . It was not so busy during the week on the weekends it can be quite hectic .

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Thank Sandra D
Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

very busy, excellent service, fantastic coffee! the food was perfect and delivered in acceptable time. Eggs bene, my favourite, cooked to perfection

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Thank Megan O
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This place is everything. Very good coffee, tasty, original and varied menu, family friend yet trendy.

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NZ
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589 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

ALWAYS reliable value and quality in bustling busy Cafe L'affare. Our latest visit didn't disappoint. CONSISTENTLY excellent in all respects: food delicious served promptly, generous portions, clean tidy surrounds, service polite and competent professional restaurateurs and Hospo veterans do it time after time earning top marks for our family who visit each time we come to WELLINGTON.

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Palma de Mallorca
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I come here all the time - I'm a cafe fiend, and this cafe is perfectly located near my favourite part of Wellington. The coffee & food is awesome, 5-star awesome. The reason I'm only giving this cafe 3 stars is because I've just walked out of there after being ignored for too long by too many wait staff who... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place, great vibe, fabulous breakfast. We had a kumara "hash" with poached eggs, spinach and chorizo. Soooo good. Fruit salad with yogurt and a tasty banana bran muffin rounded out the meal. Service was prompt and friendly. Tempted to have breakfast there every day now!

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Thank JenRD2016
Brisbane, Australia
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Treat yourself to the best coffee in Wellington. Industrial décor with bustling staff make for an interesting rest spot. The food is also great. Went in winter and had a broccoli and blue cheese soup that was tasty and hit the mark

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

People I do not take my Eggs Benedict breakfasts lightly... I have had good ones and bad ones, but this is the best I can ever recall anywhere... The muffins were toasted perfectly, golden and crunchy, but not burned. The eggs were poached medium just the way I like it... soft yolk, but not runny... we had just the perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 9748
Description
Established in Wellington in 1990, L'affare is a pioneer of New Zealand's celebrated café and coffee culture. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, we've covered the globe to bring the best and freshest coffee to New Zealanders. Our iconic café in College Street remains in its original location 26 years later. And in March 2016 we opened the door to our flagship Auckland roastery, café and HQ in Newmarket. Today we continue to roast locally and we continue to explore the world - all in the name of coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?