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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 wonderful range of vegetarian-leaning cabinet food and funky decor/staff. Havana coffee. 7 days.
  • Louis Sergeant – 145 Featherston Street. An elegant French tea shop with artistic French treats (both sweet and savoury), luscious high teas every afternoon, and melt-in-the-mouth pastries. From 9am 7 days.
  • Martha’s Pantry – corner Cuba and Karo Drive. Old fashioned tea shop with home-made sandwiches and sweets, lovingly decorated like grandma’s kitchen, and sought after high teas. Tuesday to Sunday daytimes (note weekends are nearly all solidly booked out with high teas).
  • Photonflux – 176 Victoria Street. Groovy sci-fi and geek cafe with out of this world decor. Tuesday to Sunday afternoon/evenings.
  • Goods Wellingon (formerly Doppio) – 342A Tinakori Road (behind the Sprig and Fern) – fantastic European-style bakery doing any number of breads and pastries. Eat in or take away. Tuesday to Saturday daytimes.
  • The Mt Vic and Thorndon Chipperies – Lower Majoribanks Street and 10 Murphy Street. Classy fish and chips with a long list of fish, coatings, sides, and sauces to choose from. Beautifully presented in individual boxes, and totally separate gluten free fryers. 7 days from noon.
  • Gipsy Kitchen – Jessie Street in the CBD. Oodles of grafitti groove and delicious deli foods for inhaling onsite, or taking with you. 7 days.
  • Gellisimo – Odlins Plaza on the Waterfront beneath the Stock Exchange. Hand-crafted award-winning small batch gelato and sorbets. Ever-changing flavours and on on a number of restaurant menus. 7 days.
  • Lashings Brownies – upstairs at the start of the Leeds Street laneway. Delicious chocolate brownies made with such delights as vegemite, peanut butter and more. Served onsite with lashings of cream or other fab toppings if you want to go whole hog. Thurs to Sunday daytime and early evening.
  • 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. Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Wellington Chocolate Factory – Leeds Street. Award-winning single origin chocolates from NZ’s only public bean-to-bar chocolate artisan, and very pure hot chocolates. 7 days.
  • Tomboy – lower Majoribanks Street. Delicious cakes, sweets, donuts, and lunchtime bites in a beautiful pink and floral setting. Simple elegance. Tuesday to Saturday 7.30am to 2pm.

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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