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“Great Cafe”
Review of Victoria St Cafe

Victoria St Cafe
Ranked #156 of 973 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Located in Wellington city a stone's throw from Civic Square, we serve all-day breakfasts from 6.30am weekdays, as well as great coffee, salads and baking. We also host functions for up to 50 people, and catering for local businesses. We offer free catering delivery to customers in the Wellington CBD.
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast at cafe twice over the weekend.
Staff were friendly and efficient, taking our coffee order first and when returning with coffees taking our breakfast order.
On both occasions my poached eggs were perfectly cooked the side of mushrooms also delicious.
Great food and pricing not over the top.
Well worth a visit.


Thank CPA52
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We recently dined here and left feeling like the management didn't have any respect for the customers. The drinks came out quick enough and while the eyebrows were raised somewhat after a 40 plus minute wait for the food; it did not overly concern us until the food was presented. Two of us ordered the potato feta cakes with bacon and walnut salad. The potato cakes were fine, the small crumbs of toasted feta spinkled on top were the feta contribution and the bacon and walnut crumbs had been toasted and tossed throughout the rotting, sludgy mesculan salad. I initially pushed the sludgy bits to the side of the plate and tried the odd piece of okay looking leaf but the rotten flavour was spoiling the meal so not wanting to complain after I'd eaten the potato cakes after eating 2 (of the 3 potato cakes) I took this up to the counter and pointed out the rotting salad. The coffe maker returned it to the kitchen, the other person who had the potato cakes was also served the same rotting lettuce (which she couldn't eat either).
After waiting for some response and none seemed forthcoming, and everyone had finished, we paid and waited around while one of our group went to the bathroom. At no point was any apology offered, nor any effort made to address the issue; no discount or replacement was offered either.
During our wait, it was clear to staff that we were discussing the issue and a member was told to speak to us, she didn't seem to know what to do other than to agree that it was not a satisfactory situation. One of the co- owners was behind the counter but did not make effort with us to address the issue.
Had my uneaten potato cake been re-offered with a fresh portion of salad with a small apology I would have left perfectly happy and not thought much more of the situation.
I had asked the 2 staff members I dealt with would they be happy to eat that black rotten sludgy salad or would the chef be happy to eat it; they said "No, they wouldn't", then why does this cafe expect their customers to eat it? Lack of respect for the customer. Poor, poor poor.
It is unfortunate as I have dined here in the past on several occassions and had no complaints, but never returning and not recommending.

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Thank Han_yinu
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

yummy food brilliant location and very reasonably priced the wife and i went there for lunch on queens birthday was very enjoyable.

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Thank Chooky57
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stopped by here early on a Sunday morning as few other places were open. But what a find! Lovely atmosphere, pleasant staff, and deliciously filling breakfast meals.

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Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went here on Easter Monday for breakfast with my son & son-in-law. Staff were very accommodating and the service friendly and efficient. Coffees and orange juice were very nice. Pancakes with berries and banana; eggs benedict; full breakfast were all well cooked and nicely presented. They tasted equally as good. Would really recommend this cafe. We could even hear each other when we spoke which was awesome! Too many cafés have the music too loud and bad acoustics. Well done Victoria St Cafe.

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Thank Gypsywillow
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