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Smith the Grocer

££ - £££Cafe, European,
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 27 240 8723
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“panini” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Hi, The food here was great. I had poached eggs on toast with bacon, my brother a full English and my dad the veggie full breakfast. We all enjoyed the food and was well made. If stumble upon it for breakfast. Don't debate it. Just...More

1  Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Good coffee (better than nearby Starbucks), nice atmosphere, good location - but expensive snack and sometimes slow service.

Thank David G
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Nice coffee, yummy food and great service. Eggs bene was good, my daughter had food from cabinet which she enjoyed. Service was quick.

Thank EggGirl
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

What a great place on a cold day. There is a heated patio heater to keep us warm. Beautiful raw lemon and fig slice yum!! Great way to start a morning of shopping!! Been before for lunch and it was also great will come back...More

Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Smiths do fantastic coffee and food. I would have to admit to being a fan of their cooked breaky, the trouble is that there is lots of choice!

Thank timtT6478JH
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This is the our fourth time to Wellington, and out forth time to Smith the Grocer. The staff are friendly, great menu, good coffee and good free WiFi. This time round we had their soup, brilliant. If you are gluten intolerant they cater for you...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I can taste the love put into the food here. Mary has transformed this cafe and I highly recommend it.

1  Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Took my 2 kids here for brunch as were late getting up and missed hotel breakfast. "WOW" actually fabulous porridge!!! The kids loved it and the staff divided it into 2 kids portions for me ..to avoid usual aguements between siblings. The cheese scone ..toasted...More

2  Thank bighairbertham
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Old Bank Arcade is one of my favourite buildings in Wellington and Smith the Grocer has come a little bit of a go to for me when travelling there. A great range of savoury and sweet things on offer, and the gluten free 'famous'...More

2  Thank EmgeeNZ
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed lunch with friends in this central city cafe. The food looked good but was expensive. I had a salmon bagel with side salad and regular size coffee for $22. The salad was fresh and the coffee excellent.

1  Thank Alipa50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 27 240 8723
  • E-mail
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