Cafe Scene

Greig hopes fresh food lures customers

Fiona Greig is hoping Sunday Cantina will bring more life to Mahara Pl.

Owner says it will fill a gap in the Kapiti market.

British pub opens in Wellington CBD

Oysters with ​red wine shallot vinegar.

A blend of kitschy British iconography and tongue-in-cheek touches; Royals on loos; lawn flamingos; phone boxes. We laughed. We loved it.

Hungarian bakers open patisserie in Thorndon

Dok Boswijk worked with Zoltan at his cafe in Nelson and is now front of house staff in the new bakery on Tinakori Rd, ...

Hungarian chocolate swirl, almond croissants and freshly baked bread on the menu at the new Thorndon patisserie.

Cook at Wellington The Food Show

Celebrity chef Annabel Langbein will be giving cooking demos at the Food Show.

Get a cooking lesson from celebrity cook Annabel Langbein.

Review: Olive, Wellington

Olive cafe's pork belly was the standout dish of the night, perfectly succulent with roasted melon on the side.

Aim to go to Olive on a Tuesday night, when you can sample three dishes for $40.

Review: Five & Dime, Wellington

Strawberry short rib with chives and sesame.

We indulge in some street food classics with an elegant makeover.

Welly gets glow in the dark icecream

All you need to know this week: glow in the dark ice cream. You're welcome.

From private yachts to pizza oven

Marc Goodley and Linda Goodley co-owners of Buster's Wood Fired Pizza which has just opened in Lyall Bay.

The beach, beer and pizza brought together at Lyall Bay with opening of new wood fired pizza take away.

Clean eating, a hobby for the rich

Clean eating seems to lead to a whole host of trends.

"Clean eating" is responsible for the anti-gluten trend, and it is a passive-aggressive form of one-upmanship.

New British pub for Wellington

Love ice cream? Sign up to be a taste tester at Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery.

UK ex-pats craving a proper fry-up, head to Lambton Quay.

Review: The Coco at the Roxy

Maple and walnut bavarois with whiskey jelly and ginger beer sorbet.

The stylish restaurant housed in Miramar's famous theatre has released its latest seasonal menu.

Vegan night market

Kristine Bartley and Vicky Ha at the site of the night market on Victoria St.

Vegans can now join the fun of Wellington's night markets.

Bernie memorial campaign launched

Oriental Bay's beloved shop dog Bernie could be immortalised with a sculpture that could also double as a dog staging post.

Bernie memorial idea gets mayoral blessing.

Wellington gets its first Winetopia

Hundreds of tastings can be had at Winetopia 2017.

Lashings of gin, rivers of wine and heaps of cheese are all the rage this season.

How cheap is too cheap for a coffee? video

Coffix, the new cafe on the Wellington block, is selling all its coffees for $2.50. (File photo)

New Wellington cafe's $2.50 offer may be great for customers, but what about growers?

Cafe Reviews

Review: Olive, Wellington

Olive cafe's pork belly was the standout dish of the night, perfectly succulent with roasted melon on the side.

Aim to go to Olive on a Tuesday night, when you can sample three dishes for $40.

Joining the search for Charlie

The summer rolls were fat little torpedoes.

The crowds are voting with their feet as a popular Vietnamese eatery expands in the capital.

Restaurant review: Where's Charlie?

Dishes from Where's Charlie, Wellington

Dipping into the lip-smacking beef broth, I had to forgive all.

Review: Quarter Acre Cafe

Quarter Acre Cafe's chicken burger is like the KFC Zinger Burger's classy cousin.

With its garden setting, this cafe is the ideal destination for a Sunday coastal drive.

Review: Mr Go's Wellington

Kimchi + tofu dumplings at Mr Go's, Wellington

Grab a group of mates and eat with your hands, it's way more fun.

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.

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