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Smith the Grocer

Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place continues to stand the test of time. I can always rely on these guys for a good professional sit down business breakfast.

Thank Youie1966
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice cafe with good vibes, great selection of food and the coffee was great. Very good service from the staff.

Thank Carolmw001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been here so many times, when busy and when quiet. The is a constant array of delicious food inc sweets available plus service with a smile.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy Saturday afternoon with full looking tables, just needed some take away slices and cakes so waited in line, the girl on the counter was friendly, didn't know if they had enough of one slice so had to check on previous orders (much better than...More

Thank i0am00kate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great coffee and spectacular array of cakes that tasted as good as they looked. The cabinet display is very enticing. This is a buzzing place in an interesting location.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here during the day for coffee and hot chocolate. They served hot chocolate with chilli - sounded good. It came to me stone cold. The coffee was just ok. The surrounds are lovely and thought we would have a treat. The prices are a...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The premises were lovely. The staff were amazing. We had buckwheat pancakes with banana, bacon and maple syrup and a cup of coffee. Mmmmmmmm it was so delicious. Not stodgy or heavy or over syruped. The food going past looked just delicious. And the cabinet...More

Thank Styly_Girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Noisy cafe. Ok coffee, good food & very friendly cashier. Bucket of chips were tasty but not very hot unfortunately.

Thank supergibby
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great spot with lots of chatacter, good coffee and some unusual but lovely stuff on the menu. Try the potato cakes.

Thank MPS9
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Great service and great food. Food really fresh and coffee great. I've only been here twice but each time have really enjoyed it. My winter salad had roasted beetroot and grilled haloumi till the last bit of rocket with a really tasty dressing. The Smiths...More

Thank Cynthia N
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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 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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: 640272408723
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