We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smith the Grocer

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 27 240 8723
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (206)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm atmosphere, friendly staff, quick service and the best food in town. Dont bother going anywhere else

1  Thank G9649KCstephs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic old wellington architecture and venue - centre of town easy.... Bit of old Wellington. a traditional venue

1  Thank stuartrobb2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, very friendly and accommodating of all things. Good to see them helping local companies by stocking there drinks.

1  Thank bruncheater995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great service and food at Smith the Grocer today. Gluten free toast with yummy avocado, tomato, feta and some poached eggs on the side. Will go back to try more from the menu for sure.

1  Thank evesouthan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious avocado and tomato on toast - great atmosphere & friendly, attentive staff! Very impressed.

1  Thank charlotte840
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Smiths on many occasions over the years and I’m always impressed with the quality of the coffee and food. Service is friendly and helpful and coffee always arrives promptly. Definitely worth trying the organic Ginger Crunch - you want be disappointed.

1  Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bit busy when we stopped in so just had a quick lunch but LOVED the kumara salad with bacon! It was great and want more

1  Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As tourists wandering downtown Wellington, we asked someone on the street for their recommendation on the best place to go for coffee and a snack. They suggested Smith the Grocer and we were well pleased with their recommendation. Great coffee, great service, great range of...More

1  Thank Don B
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a green tea (had enough coffee today) and ginger slice. As always friendly helpful staff. Good selection of food in cabinet at 4.30pm. You can rely on Smith’s!!!

1  Thank John S
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

So I ordered a Caesar salad without bacon. Out it came with bacon. So I sent it back. The waitress apologized and said the kitchen would make me a new meal. 5 minutes later out it came without bacon, except for one piece of bacon...More

1  Thank deb075
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 hotels in Wellington
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
3,069 reviews
.05 miles away
CityLife Wellington
943 reviews
.09 miles away
InterContinental Wellington
1,660 reviews
.09 miles away
ibis Wellington
2,345 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Green Man Pub
343 reviews
.07 miles away
462 reviews
.03 miles away
Two Grey Bar and Brasserie
113 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Wellington Museum
1,106 reviews
.10 miles away
Wellington City Library
260 reviews
.17 miles away
Wellington Cable Car
5,236 reviews
.19 miles away
City to Sea Bridge
242 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Smith the Grocer staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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: +64 27 240 8723
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing