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Verve Cafe

250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-471 1182
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“filo” (2 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

I stopped here on weekend for lunch while shopping along Lambton Quay. Had a great experience. There was lots of options to choose from with food in the cabinet, plus a menu with breakfast and lunch options. I had the lasagne, which came out bit...More

1  Thank Racheenz
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Hi Racheenz! Thanks for your review, we're glad you liked it here! We will take your feedback on board! Hope to see you back some time soon! Victoria

Reviewed May 4, 2017

This was not far from our conference at the Waterfront, just across two streets. Lovely staff! I had Egg Benedict, I love runny eggs they were hard poached which was disappointing, but if I had asked they probably would have done some new ones, but...More

Thank Patricia B
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Hi Patricia! Thank you for your review, all your feedback will be passed on to the staff. We would have definitely remade the meal as it was not up to your standards. Victoria.

Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to have a great coffee and awesome service with a smile. Centrally located almost opposite David Jones so handy place between shopping sessions

Thank tiger96_nz
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2017

Thank you for your review tiger96_nz. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here! I will pass on that positive feedback to all the staff. Victoria, Cafe Manager.

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

I used to go to Verve cafe often back in the day, so we thought we would visit again. We had wedges, filo pastry, and coffees. The hot chocolate was delicious! The wedges were a great level of spice, with sour cream and sweet chilli....More

1  Thank Tania W
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We went for a lunch ..all was tasty and reasonably priced..The feta and spinach filo was served with a large healthy red cabbage salad and the wedges were spicy seasoned and yummy. The lasagne was pretty standard . Coffee was strong and smooth and service...More

1  Thank Janine45
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Same same as last time - so good that is consistent. Service is friendly and food is fresh - black board menu and lots of cabinet choice. Really busy and loud at peak lunch time. No issues going back - but nothing that sets it...More

1  Thank amr100
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Ordered scrambled eggs on multi grain toast and it was just that. Could do with some little garnish as added attraction and balance on plate.

Thank Teresa C
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thank you for your review Teresa. We have taken what you have mentioned on board!

Reviewed February 25, 2017

Can get a very good cost effective meal at this joint. Not my favorite place but do go there as it is quite central and the meals are cheap

Thank BlueAnto
Reviewed January 12, 2017

I had a 'mix up' of two of their menu salad items - and they were happy to do - and it was lovely tasting. Maybe a small portion size for the price - but rather a tasty healthy lunch than not. Quick service even...More

Thank amr100
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I visited here perchance for a business discussion. The food was okay and the service prompt, but nothing to write home about.

Thank Ravenwo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-471 1182
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Verve Cafe is a well established Wellington cafe, right on Lambton Quay. We have an amazing range of cabinet food, with sandwiches, healthy salads and a huge range of sweets. Our menu is seasonal and ever changing with your staples like Eggs Benedict to Thai Chicken Salad to Spicy Bean and Chicken Stew, as well as our delicious soups! We serve only the best Supreme Coffee! We cater for gluten free, vegetarian and some vegan. Everything is available takeaway or have here!
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