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Nikau Gallery Cafe

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Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-801 4168
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07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I LOVE Nikau and have only ever had great experiences here. Favourites are the sage fried eggs, kedgeree, artichokes on toast or the mussels. Highly recommend.

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Thank BellaBernard
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

this is the best place for coffee or lunch in Wellington. Visit the City Gallery and then enjoy a meal next door.

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Thank 20Tripad
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

No water view but a sunny and sheltered courtyard area in addition to indoor dining - we enjoyed breakfast and found the café very receptive to adjusting the meals to our vegetarian tastes - great service and food; highly recommended - hot breakfasts and coffees for 2 for well under $20 a head :-)

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Chose Nikau off TripAdvisor after a look through the Anzac display at Te Papa. Not that easy a place to find. On North-East corner of Gallery building. Busy as a busy thing at about 1.00pm. Interesting selection of usual cafe fare and also some unique dishes. I had the Kingfish ceviche with radish and lettuce. Thought it might have a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and great service well worth a visit. Bit hard to find tucked in off the street. Go up stairs half way along Harris street.

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Thank JGC1234
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Kelda, co-owner and chef, is a legend in Wellington for her kedgeree, which is a great lunch dish. The menu is varied and the service is excellent. Often full at lunch time, it pays to book. Lovely light atmosphere, with outside courtyard. Closed for dinner.

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Thank Kathy J
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290 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Came here to a business client function. The staff were friendly and attentive. The canapes were delicious and the wait staff were helpful when handing these around.The space was small but big enough for about 30 people.

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Thank Weetbix7
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Im aware I'm off to a great restaurant when I know exactly what I will order. And I did - kedgeree - the best ever!

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Thank Heather H
Wellington, New Zealand
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is our go to place for lunch if we are in the city. The menu is healthy and delicious and ever changing. We went three times in as many weeks and I had the soup of the day each time, the best thing was it was a different flavour each day we went. A very generous lunch portion served... More 

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Thank Rachmc73
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nikau is a Top Three breakfast and lunch cafe and is attached to Wellington City Gallery. The place always has calm little buzz on and has great natural light from three sides with an outside courtyard that is protected from Wellington's famous zephyr. It is tucked away to the side of Wellington's Civic Square and Bridge to the Sea. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 4168

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