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The Canteen

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8 Bond Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 0704
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Stopped in for lunch with my Wife recently. It was a spur of the moment idea as we were both having hard days at work and were needing to get out of the office. Our packed lunches just weren't going to cut it that day so we checked the Wellington Entertainment book to see if there was somewhere close by... More 

Thank Steve B
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed November 19, 2015

Sucked in by the decor, lured with the promise of good food. Ordered the "Detox water with kiwi, orange, apple and strawberry" turns out it was literally cold water from the fridge with 3 of the 4 fruits in it. The chicken burger ($16) was fine if not bland so there is that. The staff were nice but offered no... More 

Thank Review123353
Management response:

Hiya, this is Amber from The Canteen. I'm really sorry to hear of your experience with us and all the FOH staff have been advised to describe what the Detox Water is if anyone orders it- we're also looking at changing the price. We'd like to make it up to you so if you do by chance pop in and... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here with two friends and got a lovely surprise on paying to find if 3 or more of you are dining you get on meal free!! So the price was right I had mr p's pulled pork sandwich which was delish but I would have preferred the whole grain bread as listed on the menu over the doorstop... More 

Thank ZoZoHenley
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 16, 2015

A lovely place to brunch, i ordered the spice pulled pork with a poached egg and béarnaise. Rate it highly.

1 Thank Maddie A
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We went here for brunch. The description in The Entertainment books describes it as having "south african" and "middle eastern" dishes which is why we decided to go. However I think this (middle eastern dishes) is just for dinner. We tried the fried chicken burger which was pretty good, we also tried the flatbread lamb which was just "ok". The... More 

3 Thank vanilla_flavou
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I searching for a nice cafe for breakfast, and came across The Canteen. Their menu and atmosphere inside got our attention, and I was more interested in their brunch, but it was too early and it was a Tuesday. We had their french toast which was lovely;it had nutella on it; and eggs benedict with bacon ,the... More 

2 Thank Ann L
Westcott, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a lovely peaceful and trendy cafe with a delightful decor, pleasant staff, delicious food and a good range of drinks. A wonderful place to visit for brunch when you want a littl time out.

Thank Mark A
Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a review for the breakfast, specifically the brioche french toast with caramel sauce. I also had a flat white, but c'mon - you can find excellent coffee anywhere in Wellington. I hate complaining about portion size because I don't want to sound greedy, but after spending $16 on a meal, I expected more than two small slices of... More 

1 Thank getvisas_theborder
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in for brunch with the family and everyone left with a new favourite cafe! If only there was another canteen in christchurch! The food is amazing....especially the beans on toast, don't underestimate what sounds like a simple dish, it's hard to perfect, but luckily these guys know what they are doing. Coffee was also top notch, can't wait for... More 

2 Thank robphunter
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is one my favourite lunch spots - the lamb flatbread is delicious (loving that onion jam) but I'm also a big fan of the pumpkin burger. It's not cheap but it is delicious and worth the stop. Coffee is good. Staff are friendly but it would be nice if they attempted to remember the 'regulars'.

Thank Melia000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
Cafe, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Bond Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-472 0704
A cute little cafe in the heart of the Wellington CBD that serves up healthy soul food (and has great cakes).

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