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Caffe L'affare

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9748
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In short great coffee ..freshly brewed and beautifully made in a real cool ,urban vibe cafe. Superior Coffee beans can be bought on site. Up this end of town don't go anywhere else for a coffee.!

Thank Janine45
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee great and food was great but the service with a smile was certainly not there at the counter..... too busy folding cleaning cloths? would make me think twice about returning....

Thank pippaking
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For some years this cafe and restaurant has been a staple of good coffee and dining experiences on the east and slightly industrial side of town. Weekends are a lottery for those who don't fancy shelling out and attempting to cooly relax and attempt to catch up with friends, to the tune of spoilt children screaming. The last time however... More 

Thank Fiona J
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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 

1 Thank Ray X
Wellington, New Zealand
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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 .

1 Thank Sandra D
Wellington, New Zealand
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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

1 Thank Megan O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

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

1 Thank Guillaume B
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?