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Fidel's Cafe

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234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-801 6868
09:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent breakfast, menu has a great range. Excellent coffee and very helpful staff who gave us great ideas on where to go

Thank loudy6
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is truly amazing! Awesome coffee, their milkshakes are to die for and their food is fantastic too! I had the crispy waffles with the fried chicken and maple syrup - best breakfast ever! My husband had the spanish eggs - he said he was torn between mine and his and didn't know what he'd choose next time. Would... More 

Thank tracymissp
Cambridge, New Zealand
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only had 20 min but God dam these people know how coffee should be brewed! I wish I could have stayed for the afternoon. Best coffee in town

Thank i-r-mikey
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family for brunch on Sunday morning. This is a busy and bustling cafe and you'll be able to guess the prevailing theme! Staff were friendly and efficient - despite being busy they jumped in and volunteered to take a group shot when they saw the camera come out. The food and drinks were outstanding with everyone in the... More 

Thank CantabRob
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with this choice of place for our breakfast. I only gave two stars - one because the coffee was quiet good and the place itself and atmosphere was quite cool. It was let down by the quality of the food, the cleanliness, and the service. All of which were well below average. I had read good reviews on... More 

Thank jennieh143
Seattle, Washington
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540 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard that this was THE place to go for coffee, and indeed, the coffee was excellent. I have been to Cuba, and this felt very much like I was back there. It would be fun to go back and try some of the food. Next time !

Thank Sandy N
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of variety for everyone. Really nice food, The chocolate tim tam cake is out of this world!! If you are passing try a piece with coffee its also gluten free.

Thank janetmk1
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner together with another family and both our nine year olds. I am normally not one to go for pizzas - however the pizzas they had were excellent. We had the tall (enormous) vanilla milkshake too which was excellent as well. Ambience is very nice and warm. They have seat warmers and heaters in the rear extension which helps... More 

Thank PC-Prakash
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my family to Fidel's as they had never been. It was quite a warm and sunny Saturday - the first in a long time - so it was understandably packed. Having been before, I knew we would have to wait for a table. Luckily, we only waited for about 3 minutes before we were given a table. Our... More 

Thank anname94
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fidel's is my top choice for a filling, flavorful breakfast in Wellington. The vibe and Cuban inspired atmosphere add to the experience. The staff is friendly, and the service is excellent. Very good value for price and suitable for Solo dining!

Thank Kenna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
American, Cafe, New Zealand, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 6868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?