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…

Workday wanders

  • Smith the Grocer – Old Bank Arcade, corner Lambton Quay and Willis Street. Light and bright European-style atrium in the lovely old bank building. Well regarded caterers too.
  • Funicular – Upstairs in Cable Car Complex. A light airy space with views over Lambton, a pleasing array of food, and good reading material.
  • Rhazoo – Downstairs on Waring-Taylor Street. Well known for the delicious salad bar. Cabinet and menu.
  • Moss Caff – 95 Customhouse Quay – Excellent plant-based food in a light airy space next to the Apple store.
  • Nikau – Civic Square around the eastern end of the City Gallery. Supreme coffee. Fantastic food, a lovely setting, great staff. Monday to Saturday.
  • Barista – Panama Street. Fantastic pies. Good service and coffee.
  • Machete coffee and tacos – Boulcott Street just off the Willis corner. Guatemalan coffee and tacos in a light, airy, relaxing space.
  • Home on Stout – 15 Stout Street. Primarily for the large airy atrium space, and great for meetings. Cabinet and menu.
  • Cellarvate Cafe and Espresso Bar – Molesworth Street behind the Backbencher. Delicious food (pies, daily hot pot, pasta, baking), outstanding service, georgous wines and tasty deli products to take home as well.
  • Sixes and Sevens – 51 Taranaki Street. Cosy and small but excellent salads, quiches, cakes and donuts. Monday to Friday daytimes.
  • Best Ugly Bagels – Swan Lane off Cuba. Montreal bagels with traditional and modern toppings. Well presented and way lighter than the New York equivalent. 7 days to 3pm. Also at the airport now too I believe.

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