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“A lot of character in the heart of Wellington”
Review of Smith the Grocer

Smith the Grocer
Ranked #106 of 917 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A lot of character in the heart of Wellington”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

This little place is fantastic for a budget but quality lunch or a quite hot drink. It has a lot of charm and is very popular with locals, so expect it to be crowded during lunch time. They had really good gluten free options too.

  • Visited November 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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168 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Housed in the Old Bank Building this is a pretty neat find for lunch. Good food and good surroundings. Gets pretty busy so thats a great sign but with that there are only so many tables so be warned. So many choices in the cafe CBD of Wellington but this is a good one, eaten there several times and always good.

Visited December 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic find!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Loved the character of this cafe, staff very friendly and food lovely. Very unique place definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Thank lwpw11
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New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Plenty of gluten-free options”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Enjoyed my lunch here, with a decent selection of GF food, including 4 or 5 cake options. GF brownie was very good!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Kit C
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Singapore, Singapore
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good lunch and coffee spot”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Built int he ground floor level of the old Bank of New Zealand building, which now houses a range of boutique shops. There's always something yummy on the menu and they have good sweet treats too. A good cafe, right on Lambton Quay. Good coffee.

Visited April 2013
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Thank GillyKiwi
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