For worthy eating and drinking experiences around Wellington, NZ (and the greater region) – you can also catch Heather out and about hosting Zest Food Tours around the city…

Small gems

  • Deluxe Cafe – Kent Terrace beside The Embassy. A Wellington institution with a good range of vegetarian and vegan food and funky decor/staff. Havana coffee.
  • Louis Sergeant – 111 Lambton Quay. A French tea shop with artistic French treats, luscious high teas, and melt-in-the-mouth pastries.
  • Martha’s Pantry – corner Cuba and Karo Drive. Old fashioned tea shop with home-made treats and sought after high teas (heavily booked on weekends).
  • Gipsy Kitchen – Jessie Street in the CBD. Oodles of grafitti groove and delicious deli foods for inhaling onsite, or taking with you.
  • Gellisimo – Odlins Plaza on the Waterfront beneath the Stock Exchange. Hand-crafted award-winning small batch gelato and sorbets. Ever-changing flavours and on a number of restaurant menus.
  • Lashings Brownies – upstairs at the start of the Leeds Street laneway. Decadent chocolate brownies made with such delights as vegemite and peanut butter. Served onsite with lashings of cream or other fab toppings if you want to go whole hog.
  • Moore Wilson’s Chook Wagon – in the upstairs carpark. French rotisserie chickens in a purpose-built replica 1947 Citreon truck. Drive by for delicious dinner magic, and if you fancy the Friday duck, book ahead.
  • Wellington Chocolate Factory – Leeds Street. Award-winning single origin chocolates from NZ’s original transparent factory bean-to-bar chocolate artisans, and very pure hot chocolates.
  • Tomboy – lower Majoribanks Street. Delicious cakes, sweets, donuts, and lunchtime bites in a beautiful pink and floral setting. Simple elegance.

2 thoughts on “Small gems

  1. Hi there, if you haven’t tried Le Marche Francais cafe and deli on Thorndon Quay, you should! I’d love to read what you have to say about the coffee and the food!

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