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Smith the Grocer

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Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 800 764 843
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Today
07:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Wellington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking that client of yours out for coffee, Smith the Grocer will help seal that deal. Excellent coffee, good food and excellent service. 10/10.

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Thank Clinton S
Hastings, New Zealand
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here by chance and the smells and sights were saying stay. Menu was interesting catering for most. Great service.The mince on toast with an egg on top was delicious. So was the coffee. A great start to the day.

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1 Thank kevin e
Cambridge, New Zealand
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cafe is tucked away in the Old Bank Arcade. The coffee & date&orange scone we had were a tasty start to the day.

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Thank MJGx2
Canberra, Australia
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A decent place to get a sit down breakfast and a nice coffee. Food was reasonably priced and a good variety.

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Thank Hop3fullyL0st
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This Cafe could be easily overlooked by a newcomer to Wellington. Situated in the Old Bank Arcade it is a hidden treasure. We knew about it because of a previous visit to Wellington.The food is fresh and the coffee is very good. I was allergic to some ingredient in the food I ordered and the owner offered to replace my... More 

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Thank bigred88
Wellington, New Zealand
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434 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good place to meet friends for coffee. Coffee and food both good. Central location in Wellington City.

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Thank Alipa50
Cambridge, New Zealand
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

After 2 failed attempts to find breakfast in Wellington we found this place. The coffee is tasty and hot the menu extensive and the food nice.

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Thank 262gipsy2
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This café very handy to our hotel, got our caffeine and hot chocolate fix every morning. My daughters loved the hot choc deluxe with marshmallows and Whittakers choc bar.

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1 Thank dhowe_243269
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

stopped in for a quick bite of something with sugar as was out shopping for the day, cake was nice coffee was ok, shame about the lack of atmosphere, seemed like everyone was either stressed out or upset, no smiles, no laughter seemed a most miserable place to work, I would still go again as i do like there food.

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Thank NeilnLisa
Wellington
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great in service and food.Always love to visit if on lambton quay.Great coffee and lovely cabinet food.. It has a nice vibe in a beautiful old building.

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1 Thank Janine45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:30
Thursday
07:30 - 17:30
Friday
07:30 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 800 764 843

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