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159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-473 8500
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

I came hear one year ago for breakfast and it was great so we decided to return. The menu was different but thought we would still eat here. The service was great and the atmosphere and it's very classy and clean. Good menu options. The...More

Thank Emmamaeh
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Mmm... I'm squirming when I think about going here. I hate paying gods money for average. We had scrambled eggs... they were absolutely tasteless - felt like s complete waste of money and could have been eating something great somewhere else. It was such a...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

It's easy to see why Astoria remains very popular with locals and tourists...but mainly locals. Consistent food and style and quality served by excellent and helpful staff in an interesting environment.

Thank JohnandTracy_L
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The best breakfast and coffee in Wellington. Service was swift and the staff were wonderful and friendly. Went 4 days and we were recognized and barista knew our coffee order by the second visit and had them under way before the breakfast food order made....More

Thank Robin & Karyn W
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a place for Breakfast that's not on Cuba St? Then Astoria is well worth a look down on Lambton Quay. Something for everyone on their breakfast menu with reasonable prices and full plates. Coffees were great and Service was quick even though the...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Great location and setting. A basic wine list, reasonably good coffee,OK service but the food on offer is pretty ho hum. Not much of a variety on the menu, the counter food does not look to be the freshest, but if oyu just want a...More

Thank poohtravel
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I'll never go back, the lady at the counter was a complete idiot/dits, I was completely ignored while she talked to a waiter about her day. The iced mocha was warm and had no chocolate taste at all.

Thank joshua h
Reviewed December 27, 2016

We went for brunch while it looks like it should be expensive it is really very reasonable The serves are huge well presented we all had eggs both scrambled and poached They were all good

Thank brettdtsvl
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Lunched here 26.12.2016. Bad value examples: $5.20 for an iced coffee which was a coffee with ice cubes, $7.80 I think for cauliflower macaroni cheese which wad so dry and lacking in moisture or cheese that it was almost inedible, and a surly barrista who...More

Thank amerynet
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Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

One of the most worst cafes I've visited in Wellington. Service was pathetic. I ordered a $21 risotto from the main lunch menu for my 6 year old expecting the meal was going to be more than enough. The smallest size risotto was served. It...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-473 8500
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Perched on the edge of Midland Park, at the heart of Wellington’s shopping and business districts, Astoria offers a blend of grand European café culture and the quintessential bustle of Wellington city life. A celebrated atmosphere is fuelled by the café’s contribution to the popular park, particularly when the sun graces us with its presence.On colder days, loyal clientèle enjoy the cosy expanse of our vintage interior. The menu is inspired by seasonal produce, paired with coffee roasted on-site.