A taste of Prefab

The Reuben sandwich ($15) at Prefab in Jessie St, Wellington.

A taste of… Prefab

Peace and perfect pate at Mulberry Garden

Chicken liver pate, onion marmalade, apricot and walnut toast.

Peaceful surroundings, patient staff and perfect pate make for a pleasant lunch at Mulberry Garden Cafe.

Review: Cicio Cacio Osteria, Wellington

Agnollotti alla Piemontese at Cicio Cacio Osteria in Newotwn.

A taste of Cicio Cacio Osteria - Wellington's little Italy.

Savea won't eat burger named after him

The Hurricanes Bus Burger from The Green Man Pub.

Whoops, here's a kick in the buns for the Savea-inspired Bus Burger.

A taste of... Ti Kouka Cafe

Ti Kouka's fresh seasonal salad, $21,
with winter vegetables, puy lentils, sprouted rye, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds ...

It was surprisingly chilled for a Saturday brunch service - the cafe is heaving on weekdays.

A taste of... Neo Cafe & Eatery

The vegetarian burger at Neo.

These guys do the most user-friendly brews around.

Review: Wellington's Turkish Village cafe

The Lamb Guvec at Wellington's Turkish Village is something different and well worth a try.

If you're looking for something more than the usual kebabs and co, this could be the answer.

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


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


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

Cafe review: Nui


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

Review: The Crab Shack


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

Cafe review: Midnight Espresso


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


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


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


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


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

Cafe review: A plum spot


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

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