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Caffe L'affare

27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9748
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A cross section of wellington with a cool vibe. We live in mt Vic and walk here often in the weekends. Great for a visitor to our town before you walk around the city. Good coffee too.

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great coffee - complemented by awesome food and great service. A late breakfast - eggs and salmon on rye - really tasty and well seasoned. A ham and cheese baguette kept the rest happily satisfied. Great energy and buzz.

1  Thank Jadedog
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Based on food and atmosphere i would give this place 4 stars but the service gets it to a 5 when it easily could have been a 2. We are here on a busy saturday, we got sat at a table that hadn't been cleaned...More

1  Thank Sara A
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went first for a late lunch, and liked the food so much we went for brunch the next day, and got some takeout food as well. It was recommended by our hotel as near by and good, and they were right. Service on the...More

1  Thank MikePatx
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I managed to sneak in here before the kitchen closed, and I'm so glad they squeezed me in. I ordered quickly, without thinking too much about the details, but I was pleasantly surprised by my food! It was creative, fresh, and super tasty. And it...More

1  Thank MiaBchGal
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Caffe L'affare was located around the corner from our hotel and recommended by the front desk receptionist. It's a busy coffee shop in the morning. You can grab pre-made food to take away or sit down and order from the menu. The Eggs Bennedict was...More

Thank kpslas
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We've been here quite a few times now, always busy, always good food. Most of the staff are friendly and welcoming. Great place, will be back.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I find the warehouse atmosphere dark, noisy and dull. Food average and most can be found better elsewhere. Coffee is certainly not one of my favourites and the service very ho hum

Thank poohtravel
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This place is just off Tory Street around the corner from our hotel. We eaten there every morning. The vibe is amazing - outdoor seating is available but even inside feels open and airy. The staff is great and helpful with explaining the menu -...More

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

And I don't mean the coffee, though that's not bad either! Baked beans with poached eggs was not like any I have had before- how can a meal that seems so uninteresting be so amazing? Looking forward to going back tomorrow, highly recommended

Thank coryjon
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ilse H
Do you have a gluten free menu for celiacs?
10 November 2016|
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Response from Enzo L | Property representative |
Hi Ilse, We have a range of items on our menu that are either gluten free or can be adjusted so they are gluten free. Our wait team will be able to advise you what these dishes are when you come into the cafe. Thanks, Cory
Hi, can you please confirm your opening days/hours for Dec2015/Jan 2016
24 November 2015|
Response from Enzo L | Property representative |
Hi there, We'll be closed from 25 December until 7 January. Open from 7am on 8 January.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 9748
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Established in Wellington in 1990, L'affare is a pioneer of New Zealand's celebrated café and coffee culture. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, we've covered the globe to bring the best and freshest coffee to New Zealanders. Our iconic café in College Street remains in its original location 26 years later. And in March 2016 we opened the door to our flagship Auckland roastery, café and HQ in Newmarket. Today we continue to roast locally and we continue to explore the world - all in the name of coffee.