Coffee aficionados are taking the drink to new heights in the quest for a great cuppa.
Wellington's coffee is rated among the best in the world.
David Burton enjoys sampling a top cafe's foray into cooked food.
From the street Columbus Coffee is a drawcard in a renovated part of Lambton Quay and Featherston St.
For Ainadamar director Sara Brodie, Osteria Del Toro is the perfect spot to relax - either with friends or alone.
Priding itself on its locally sourced, eco-responsible menu and Fair Trade, organic coffee, Tua Tua has won eight badges from the Conscious Consumer Scheme for things like recycling.
A famous city cafe defies David Burton 's expectations.
David Burton enjoys the sun, roses and cafe fare.
White House chef Paul Hoather and former chef-to-the-stars Darren Shead are charting new gourmet ground in the city.
The Canteen will keep healthy eaters and meatarians happy.
Spilling out from the St James Theatre on to Courtenay Place, The Jimmy is smack bang in the middle of all the entertainment.
For actor Gavin Rutherford, Ngaio's Cafe Villa is just the ticket - local, warm, and family friendly.
When Wellington's public library opened its doors more than two decades ago, library staff were apparently concerned about the potential noise from Clark's cafe on the mezzanine floor and that customers might throw food down on to books below.
Situated a stone's throw from the Beehive, the Ministry of Food has been serving espresso, cheese scones, and more substantial meals to civil servants and politicians for 25 years.
OPINION: I try to get to Pataka regularly- the cafe staff make it a really fabulous experience, they're super friendly. It makes you feel like you're in your own community.
Bond Street's latest addition has a completely delicious the menu, and it's such a lovely place to be.
Nestled down the Te Papa end of Tory St, Poquito is an espresso cafe by day and cocktail bar by night.
Duke Carvell's Swan Lane Emporium has scooped two of the top awards at Wellington's premier hospitality awards.
Situated on the busy corner of Victoria and Wakefield streets, Nui Espresso has a great location.
I'm A fabric-aholic. I make my own evening dresses, so Floriditas is strategically placed for a quick survey of the latest Global Fabrics has to offer.