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“Best cafe in welly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nikau Gallery Cafe

Nikau Gallery Cafe
Ranked #159 of 904 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best cafe in welly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

Great breakfast menu...!! Will keep dreaming on the pancakes with Apple maple and rhubarb porridge.. Perfect scrambled eggs, all organic, local, fantastic coffee, god, loved this place. Nice, friendly service and great space.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ollielola
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What's all the fuss about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

I really can't see why this place is getting such great reviews. The breakfast we had was pretty boring and really plain. Just some scrambled eggs and mushrooms with toast that looked like what I make at home. I wouldn't go back there next time I'm in Wellington. There are better options around.

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Thank James R
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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349 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A little slice of heaven across the road”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

It's always good at Nikau. It may be a quick morning visit for a coffee and a cheese or date scone; or scrambled eggs and bacon (the very best in town) at a morning meeting with a friend; or a kedgeree lunch (no one else can make it like Nikau, although having shared their recipe, my home-made version comes a close second. The staff are friendly, so much so that sometimes I have my long machiatto delivered before I have even ordered it. It's a light airy cafe, with a sheltered outdoor area. They know how to make a great coffee. AND, the big plus, it is literally across the road!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alexander6011
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

One word......Delicious. Fantastic service, lovely atmosphere. Great coffee. Will definitely be coming back.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Anna C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Friendly place for breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Without any fuss the staff kindly whipped up a beautiful fruit salad - even though one not on menu. A good sign. So fresh & tasty. Very efficient staff who happily supply newspaper etc. look forward to returning.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SquishyBeetle
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