CAFE REVIEWS

A taste of... Pizza Pomodoro at Golding's Free Dive

Pizza doesn't get better than Pomodoro's offerings in Leeds St

A taste of... Pizza Pomodoro at Golding's Free Dive, in Leeds St

A taste of... House of Dumplings

A taste of… House of Dumplings, 117 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington.

A Taste of... Five Boroughs

The Five Borough cheeseburger is among the best we've had.

Five Borough nails the burger but falls flat on the creative fries.

Capital's newest Mojo maintains its point of difference

Mojo is bigger than Maccas in the capital.

It may be bigger than McDonald's in the capital, but Mojo keeps on delivering in the individuality stakes.

Cafe Chat: Sky-high container bar and doughnut delivery service

Tahi on Courtenay Place is a prime people-watching destination.

Wellington's first rooftop container bar opens

Fusion revival

Lamb backstrap with lambs fry, mushrooms, broad beans and tomatoes.

 A return to fusion food is fine as long as money is no object.

Raglan Roast... in Wellington

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

Hand-crafted breads and pastries - all natural

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REVIEW: Berhampore's Baker Gramercy has arguably lifted the standard of great bread available in Wellington.

Cafe review: Nui

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Situated on the busy corner of Victoria and Wakefield streets, Nui Espresso has a great location.

Review: The Crab Shack

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Simon Gault's latest - Wellington's The Crab Shack - is a food-on-your-face place, writes David Burton.

Cafe review: Midnight Espresso

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About 25 years ago, childhood friends Tim Rose and Geoff Marsland caught up on an overseas jaunt to Canada where they were inspired to buy a coffee machine and bring it back home.

Hangar all about coffee

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Every other week it seems a new cafe pops up in the coffee capital. The Hangar is the latest addition at the top of Dixon St.

Cafe Review: French Cancan

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If professional-level eclairs, quiche and canele de Bordeaux are what you seek in Newtown, then you'll have to trudge down the end of the funereal Lychgate Mall.

Diamond in the rough sparkles

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Located next door to its more famous sibling, La Bella Italia, in Petone, Revive Cafe serves fresh, wholesome food and good coffee.

Cafe review: Replete

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New cafes are challenging hard, but Replete still keeps the crowds happy.

Cafe review: A plum spot

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It looks pretty average from the street, but Plum Cafe in the heart of Cuba Mall is all about food and location.

Where food meets fashion

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A few of your favourite things, together - that was what Lullaby of Birdland aimed to serve when it opened in upper Cuba St this year.

Cafe review: Beannie Cafe

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Petone's bustling Beannie Cafe has a homely, grandma's kitchen kind of vibe.

Review: Olive impressive as ever

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Olive on Cuba St is under new management, but its food and coffee is just as good as ever.

Cafe Review: Little Bohemian

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If you like your coffee with a friendly smile, a casual atmosphere, a children's play area, free wi-fi and Wellington-made treats, Little Bohemian is the place to get it.

Cafe review: Baobab

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Out the back of Baobab there's a welcome surprise: a perfectly imperfect garden, a world away from busy Riddiford St outside.

Cafe review: Elements

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Elements is the ideal venue for a meal with your mum or gran for, despite being busy, it's never loud.

Review: Cuba St Bistro

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There's no pretence here to anything beyond honest bistro fare, but there are one or two attempts at fine dining nonetheless.

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