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232 oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 7717
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Geelong, Australia
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497 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the vibe, love the ambience and the pace of the place. Love the food. Love the way the locals are welcome to sit under the verandah with their dogs, peruse a "Dog Menu", and there are even water bowls provided. Now what about the humans? Well their food is great, portions are generous, menu is wide, there is a... More 

1 Thank John M
Wellington, New Zealand
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot to choose from in Oriental Bay but fortunately this is here. Not posh - very beachy and alternative but reasonable menu. Huge beverage selection. Only downfall is the coffee service. - even when very quiet. Visited 3 times and you wait so long you think you've been forgotten. Coffee was good tho which is why we returned.

Thank AntipodeanFrankie
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular Wellington location as it's one of the few cafes along Oriental Bay, so great on a sunny day. Great bunch food (especially the rosti) and generous serving sizes, handy for the bigger appetite. Coffee can take a while to arrive.

Thank katinahat
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and like the vibe and menu. This visit for lunch, found the service very slow and we were on a one hour lunch break so was a bit stressful. I love the rosti served here and ordered it with a poached egg as I have before. I appreciate the fact that they let you order a... More 

1 Thank Camda
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Came in for a morning coffee, what an amazing cafe.very friendly staff great location, more importantly just bloody great coffee

Thank Brett H
Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in to this place today. Loved the food Very fresh and tasty. Great service too. Good menu with all day brunch.

Thank ianmurphy2014
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Partner and I went back to Beach Babylon for Valentine's Day this year. It is always good, and fantastic for vegetarians/vegans or those of us who enjoy meat-free dining. I tried a variety of the small plates (all to myself!) this time and I wasn't disappointed - absolutely lovely. Must head back again soon.

Thank AsilYdder
Brisbane, Australia
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146 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Our friend who lives in Wellington suggested this cafe as one of the better ones around. He took us there on a Saturday morning and the food and fast service was very good. Pleasant staff, relaxed vibe but was getting very busy as we were leaving. Loved the bacon rosti.

Thank surfoz
Tauranga, New Zealand
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

I ordered the pork belly and it was delicious. I also had mango prawns and later indulged in a salted caramel fondue. So yum. Enjoyed my whole meal along with a few glasses of very nice Pinot noir. Great service and great atmosphere. It was extremely busy this night and minimal staff appeared to cope well. Recommended choice of casual... More 

Thank Healthw0rker
Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Brunch with friends and they recommended this brunch spot. We'd booked a table so we were seated straight away. We had good service from the outset. Two of us ordered the pancakes, one the famous rosti and one the breakfast burrito together with coffees and a couple of smoothies. All of the food and drinks arrived promptly and the food... More 

Thank Kiwigurl2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 oriental Parade | Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 7717

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