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Smith the Grocer

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
0800 764 843
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Time to eat after arriving from the airport. Busy but friendly and helpful service. Good range of menu items, all day breakfast and lunch. tasty and attractive food.

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Thank Chris F
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The baking is Devine, fresh, moist and tasty I love the location - being in the heart of the city but away from the Hustle and bustle. Feels like stepping back in time I'll be back for sure! :)

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Thank PeoplesNolan
New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very professional staff in a character setting in central Wellington with outstanding food. I like going there for lunches or just coffee, but I perceive it as a little pricey and it often is busy.

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Thank Martin_nitraM_Martin
Oceanside, California
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to stop off for a coffee and a bite to eat. The sandwiches and baked goods are so tasty. The staff are really friendly. It can get a wee bit cramped when busy.

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Thank Shane H
Sydney, Australia
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1,123 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,601 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smith the Grocer is located in a beautiful historical building in the Old Bank Arcade in Lambton Quay. I dropped in here numerous times throughout my stay in Wellington for coffee & breakfast. The food was delicious & the staff very friendly & efficient . Overall - a little gem offering fab coffee & a very interesting varied menu for... More 

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Thank Ellemay
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here twice for breakfast when visiting Wellington. Great coffee and very happy with the food. Would definitely return to again.

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Thank Jade K
Wgtn
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe that has everything from a cooked meal to cabinet food. Great quality food and coffee was really good which is a must in Wellington.

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Thank G-DoggyRulz
Dunedin, New Zealand
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110 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great coffee and breakfast.... Smith is located in the "Old BNZ" building great location can be a bit hard to find

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Wellington, New Zealand
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139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Just dropped in for a coffee. Good service. The environment is quite cold on a cold day and they didn't seem to clean up very fast. Good array of cabinet food.

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Thank Murray P
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Lunch with our party of 11, and we were lucky to all get a seat! Plenty of food choices, and all looked delicious. Everyone enjoyed their choices - and such a handy location in downtown Wellington.

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Thank DavidandSuzanne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 0800 764 843

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