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Caffe L'affare

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27 College Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 9748
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Wellington, New Zealand
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 and had to wait over 20mins to be served whilst others who arrived after us... More 

1 Thank Sara A
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 first day was a bit chaotic, but there was a manager in visible charge the... More 

1 Thank MikePatx
Miami Beach
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 was big enough to have the leftovers for dinner!

1 Thank MiaBchGal
New Jersey
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 delicious

Thank kpslas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
New Zealand
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Wellington, New Zealand
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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 - though there aren't so many choices, I have yet to find one I don't like.... More 

Thank Shawn C
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We came to Caffe L'affare for lunch on a very windy summer day Thursday 12 January and despite them being incredibly busy got seated quite quickly. What a great atmosphere and very very busy. The food was fantastic but another thing that really impressed me was the staff. All were brilliant but a real stand out was the guy who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, 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
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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Taranaki Region, New Zealand

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