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Caffe L'affare

27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9748
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“lemon cake” (2 reviews)
“blueberries” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This busy neighborhood place is one block from our apartment. We enjoy it for Flat Whites first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up There are 7 or 8 interesting and varied Fair Trade coffees on offer daily, and all are excellent, served...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Wellington on the British and Irish Lions tour and found this gem of a place. Ordered a full breakfast and while pricey at 25 dollars was absolutely enormous and delicious. Set up the whole group for the day. Great place to visit.

Thank 913JimD
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

L'affare is an institution in wellington and a great place to have a coffee or a breakfast and watch wellingtonians start their day.

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Try the avocado on toast with salmon and lime juice with a bit of greenery on the side, great coffee great food great service reasonable price, I will return. Merci mon ami

Thank KiwiBoy66
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Planned to meet another family there but we were early but directed to a suitable table. Others arrived little later. Excellent menu and drinks selection. Very good range of early coffee machines all around the walls with coffee roaster in the rear. Very busy but...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent brunch twice at this trendy cafe with a great atmosphere. The avocado and smashed egg on toast with NZ salmon was very good as was the large bacon and fried egg roll. Fresh, tasty blueberry muffins & great coffee

Thank robertb602
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went here twice over the 3 days we were in town, its always busy so expect a 5-10 minute wait to be seated, the food was great and so was the coffee. Staff are very friendly and efficient.

Thank Glen R
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold Sunday afternoon and were delighted to find excellent service, fantastic coffee and the best lemon cake in Wellington, what a treat!

Thank bedes_burgers
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

8:00am breakfast on a Saturday morning. Cool layout. Big space. I ordered the pancakes with banana and blueberries with mascarpone. I also ordered a large soy flat white. The coffee was on weak and watery side and not too hot which was a shame. The...More

Thank Sean F
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
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Questions & Answers
Ilse H
10 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
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
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Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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.
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