Cafe Scene

Pastry chef takes the cake

Pastry chef takes the cake at mate's wedding

It's probably no surprise that classically trained French chef Laurent Loudeac is catering his own wedding but he's wisely left the hard part – the cake – to top pastry chef David Cadoret.

Flight Coffee to traverse Tasman

Wellington coffee company Flight Coffee is about to spread its wings across the Tasman.

Cafe left with $110k debt

The former operator of popular Wellington cafe Memphis Belle has emerged in Christchurch.

The Tiger that roared

Getting past an architectural stumbling block has rich rewards for restaurant Golden Tiger.

Three brews in one

A young Wellingtonian has transformed his love for coffee into a business idea he believes is a world first.

Cafe of the Year contest heats up

Competition fierce for national hospitality title

Loyal customers are watching with interest as their favourite eateries go head to head.

Dining review: Five Boroughs

Five Boroughs is faithful to a New York deli-diner, with a bottomless cup.

Restaurant transformations

Two new eateries that have just opened in Wellington have a long history behind them.

New operator sought for cafe

Say goodbye to the Jimmy Cafe - Positively Wellington Venues is getting out of the food and beverage game.

Perfect plunger coffee

Selena Hurndell Bulled

JIM CHIPP - Kapi-Mana News

If you've ever wondered why one brew is delicious and another is flat and bitter, a new book has the answer.

Raglan Roast... in Wellington

caffiend, raglan roast

The coffeehouse has the same kind of relaxed vibe that pervades the Roast Office in Te Uku and its sister outlet in Raglan.

Tips for top tortillas

Rodrigo Quirarte

You don't need many ingredients to make your Mexican cooking sing, chef Rodrigo Quirarte says.

Why Go Bang's the best

bianca andrew

For mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew, Petone's Go Bang Espresso is a cafe worth recording.

A fine ramen first

The Ramen Shop

David Burton dines out on classic Japanese street food.

Mugshot: Capsule coffee wars


Nespresso has fired a shot across the bows of the specialty coffee movement.

Leeds St bakery leads the way

Leeds St Bakery

What Wellington lacks in an al fresco climate, it makes up for in its cool alleyways - and Leeds St is ahead of the curve.

Review: Noah's Ark Teahouse

Noah's Ark Tearoom

At Noah's Ark Teahouse we enjoyed a fine pot of infused leaf tea, but the food on offer was rather uninspiring, writes David Burton.

Cafe review: Little Cafe


Occupying the sunny northwest corner of the building housing Lower Hutt's Little Theatre and War Memorial Library is a brand new cafe, Little.

Cafe review: Pura Vida

pura vida

A bike shop in a bland commercial strip is not where you'd normally expect to find good coffee, but visit the iRide store on Thorndon Quay and you'll find, in a sunny corner of the premises, the small but pleasant Pura Vida Cafe

Embracing coffee's third wave

coffee beans

Coffee aficionados are taking the drink to new heights in the quest for a great cuppa.

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