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Sojourn Cafe & Bar

New Zealand, Cafe, European
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147 The Ridgeway, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
(04) 499 9500
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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location and cheaper than the hotel restaurant.Menu items were standard breakfast fare with add-ons available for the cooked options. Good friendly service with tasty food.

Thank Chris F
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for lunch as the kitchen was preparing to close. No matter the kitchen crew rustled up our desired choices without bother ... and we were both well pleased with the result!

Thank Matt T
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We did not have a meal here but had drinks and coffee,which was pleasant. It is right by hotel lobby so convenient for a night cap after dinner up town.

Thank shellfish42
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Yum, I don't eat Pizza but this one was delicious, we ordered more, the chicken pizza was yummo. Hubby and I had a couple of beers and wines. we stayed at the James Cook hotel so didn't need to drive anywhere. Our barman and waiter gave us great service.

Thank Margaret L
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This café offers well priced food - most of which I have experienced tasted good (except the porridge!). Service is very, very slow; slow to have orders taken and slow to get food out of the kitchen. On a cold Wellington winter's day it is not a warm and inviting place to eat (other day's its fine - for the... More 

Thank jeffrocowboy
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1,407 reviews
554 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is in the lobby of the James Cook Hotel, on the busy thoroughfare between reception and the lifts. That said it is still a pleasant location. I had simply eggs for breakfast. 2 fried eggs in white toast (no choice) with the crusts removed (see photo). $12 very steep for what it was. Better to go to a local... More 

Thank Albywon
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

6 of us popped down for brekkie at 7.00am to find one staff member and one chef. food took ages to come, one of us waited until he'd finished for his tea and another ordered the toast selection and got 2 pieces of white toast for $8. past experience informed us that breakfast would take a while but this was... More 

Thank jrollin78
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were staying at The James Cook and had lunch at Sojourn Café before going back on the ferry. We both had soup and bread rolls which were delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient and it was very good value.

Thank AbbyMarlborough_NZ
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Awesome evening meals - well prepared, a hint of spices, ample variety, quantity and quality. Very well priced. Excellent value for money ($24 - 30)

Thank IcemanSteve
Canberra, Australia
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587 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I enjoyed breakfast here recently. I was pleased with the quality of the poached eggs, great colour and taste. The side of grilled tomato was very generous. Overall, it was a simple meal, well presented and enjoyable.

Thank TWal1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $24
New Zealand, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 The Ridgeway, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 499 9500
Located in the hotel lobby, Sojourn is proof that you don’t have to travel far to find the perfect spot for morning coffee, a casual lunch or cocktails after work. In addition to Gravity coffees and a wide selection of New Zealand wines, a comfort food snacking menu is offered throughout the day.Opening times:•Breakfast: Tuesday - Friday 06:30 -10:30 hrs•Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 – 14:30 hrs•Dinner: Monday - Saturday 18:00 – 22:00 hrs•Bar: Monday - Saturday 06.30 hrs - late

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