Cafe Scene

Wine & food on Wellington waterfront

Plenty to choose from at the Wellington Wine & Food Festival

Lashings of beer, bubbles and burgers.

Review: Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

The pumpkin and feta wantons at Foxglove Kitchen & Bar, Queens Wharf, Wellington.

We visited the waterfront establishment's on a rare, fine day in Wellington.

Brewday finds a new home

Salads at Maranui Surf Life Saving Cafe

Shucking, tucking into salads and sinking some brews.

Review: The Botanist, Wellington

Grilled goat cheese & roasted sweet pepper on sourdough, with kale pesto salad at The Botanist, Lyall Bay

Leave plenty of time for a leisurely brunch at this new vegetarian/vegan eatery.

Beachside brunch spot The Botanist

The Botanist in Lyall Bay.

The Botanist blooms on Lyall Bay, peanut butter lovers can get a fix, and the Fringe is coming to town

Review: PappaRich, Wellington

An authentic Nasi lemak, Malaysia's national dish

We visit this popular CBD lunchtime hotspot

Are you ready for a bug burger?

The Te Papa Bug Slider, a locust and chicken burger topped with a lime ant aioli.

This Wellington restaurant's Bug Slider is low-fat and high-protein - but is it palatable?

7s may be smaller, but its foodier too

Sevens organisers are making an effort to make sure crowds are well feed this year.

Organisers have invited some of the capital's top culinary talent to create the first ever Food And Fizz Alley.

Review: Frank's Coffee & Eats

Frank's Coffee & Eats' "Super Salad" - a potato salad tossed with rocket, sliced radish, cherry tomato, mung bean ...

We check out The Terrace's modern little coffee spot.

Why PappaRich is so popular

Oodles of noodles made with Malaysian flair

"I've heard really good things about it" will be the response of anyone who is yet to sample PappaRich,

Review: Spruce Goose, Wellington

We were told it was a good option for south-coast residents keen to lap up the late sun on a magic Wellington evening.

Indian tea vendor hits the streets

In a food truck he handbuilt, Rahul Minhas hand grinds Indian spices and turns them into delicious chai.

Closed bars soldier on

070117 News Photo: Maarten Holl
Reading Carpark demolition. View from Tory St and Wakefield St.

Wellington's Courtenay Place is quieter after the quake, but shut bars remain optimistic.

Out of the frying pan

Lily and Yixiong Lan in their new restaurant in Willis St. Its opening was not the celebration they hoped it would be, ...

Restaurant couple were on cusp of expanding their business when the earthquake struck.

Wellington's newest cafe a hit

A dish from Petone's Comes & Goes.

Foodies are raving about Petone's newest cafe. 

Cafe Reviews

Review: Foxglove Bar & Kitchen

The pumpkin and feta wantons at Foxglove Kitchen & Bar, Queens Wharf, Wellington.

We visited the waterfront establishment's on a rare, fine day in Wellington.

Review: The Botanist, Wellington

Grilled goat cheese & roasted sweet pepper on sourdough, with kale pesto salad at The Botanist, Lyall Bay

Leave plenty of time for a leisurely brunch at this new vegetarian/vegan eatery.

Review: PappaRich, Wellington

An authentic Nasi lemak, Malaysia's national dish

We visit this popular CBD lunchtime hotspot

Review: Frank's Coffee & Eats

Frank's Coffee & Eats' "Super Salad" - a potato salad tossed with rocket, sliced radish, cherry tomato, mung bean ...

We check out The Terrace's modern little coffee spot.

Review: Spruce Goose, Wellington

We were told it was a good option for south-coast residents keen to lap up the late sun on a magic Wellington evening.

Wellington's best fried chicken?

Behold, this could be the best fried chicken this reviewer has had in Wellington.

Could this place have the best fried chicken in Wellington?

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