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Midnight Espresso Bar

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Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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178 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
384-7014
Today
7:30 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here mid week for some drinks got a couple of the juices and some cakes really nice but wasn't busy and every table was filled with dirty plates so sat at 1 but when staff came to drop of our things never lifted full table of empty dishes, plates, coffee cups etc.. all in all nice but staff need... More 

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Thank CrazyT89
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly, there were only breakfast cereals, pancakes and toast recommended for people like me that do not eat onions. No offer was made to make any without onions so I never got to try some of the other yummy sounding plates on offer. Would not recommend if you have a particular dietary issue, they seem to cater to the mass... More 

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Thank TripLeigh2015
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

On first appearance inside this is a sort of student hippie cafe, but still somehow inviting for old farts like me. The service was better than expected, and the coffee was excellent and good value at $4. I thought $5 for a cupcake was a bit steep, but it was the best cupcake I've ever eaten. I was expecting bland... More 

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Thank Patrick H
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing quirky little cafe, coffee is so cheap and so good. Highly recommend has become an instant favorite! The chocolate cake is to die for, amazingly cheap, and huuuuuge.

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Thank kt_aroha
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I always go here for breakfast when staying in Wellington as I prefer it above the standard Hotel stuff. It's not the cheapest place in town but the atmosphere is great, the coffee is fantastic and it offers veggie and vegan options.

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Thank GtheKiwi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Long blacks and short blacks are only $2.50 NZD so it's always a place you can go if you're on a budget but still want that coffee fix. Lots of young people come here because they know it's cheap and has a central location to meet at.

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Thank MikaIrene
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I've always heard great reviews about this place. So I went there myself. I ordered a mocha and a bacon and brie croissant. The mocha came in the tall glass (which I'm not a fan of) with a spoon of whipped cream on the top. The first sip was beautiful cause the cream was just the perfect touch. It was... More 

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Thank Rebecca H
Auckland
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It's always nice to know there's a place that caters specifically for vegetarians /vegans. Unfortunately Midnight has let itself down on most of the occasions I've been there. It's a bit of grotty set-up, but perhaps that's part of the ambience. I don't share the grumbles of some of the folk who complain about rude serving staff, but it can... More 

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Thank AntonyT
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Midnight Expresso is a must do for anyone who wants to experience Wellington's best coffee and breakfast Try their fresh fruit and muesli , yoghurt and milk its PERFECT :) HAVANA coffee , excellently made , no better in Wellington Just go in , I see people looking in , its Bohemian which is just great From suits to uni... More 

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Thank helenwin4
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Pop in here all the time just for the caramel slice. So good! Definitely recommend, amongst all the other delicious things. Love that there are lots of gluten free options, and that it's open all hours of the day and night!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 384-7014

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