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Verve Cafe

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250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
04 471 1182
07:00 - 16:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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334 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I had a 'mix up' of two of their menu salad items - and they were happy to do - and it was lovely tasting. Maybe a small portion size for the price - but rather a tasty healthy lunch than not. Quick service even for menu food (vs cabinet). Fresh still and sparkling water on tap to help yourself... More 

Thank amr100
Auckland, New Zealand
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216 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I visited here perchance for a business discussion. The food was okay and the service prompt, but nothing to write home about.

Thank Ravenwo
Paris, France
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food was good, but the pulled pork serving on the sandwich was skimpy. The kitchen couldn't get my order right. However, I'd give them another chance.

Thank love2stitch
Ventura, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a good place for breakfast. We ate there two days in a row (eggs, bacon, and toast) It was recommended by a local and did not disappoint.

Thank blueflamingo58
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's such a treat to get exactly what you ordered in a friendly and super fast way. Simple and tasty gluten-free breakfast with a hot cup of tea.

Thank devangi108
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went on a Saturday morning for breakfast with a friend. We got the big breakfast, eggs benedict and lattes - all was great and quick to come out! The big breakfast in particular was big - would recommend based on that alone. Will be back :-)

Thank Kirsten T
Wellington, New Zealand
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334 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great food in the cabinets to see or order from menu . Nice big helpings of scrambled eggs or poached eggs on toast . They have nice savoury scones that are big and light in texture . Great coffee . Some times the music can be a bit loud so sit away from speakers if you don't like it loud... More 

Thank Sandra D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for food from cabinet and a quick bite. Really fast service. Would not recommend getting the chicken burger. The chicken is really thin and because of this it was really dry and chewy. Honestly you needed a chainsaw to eat through it. Other then that everything else is great!

Thank Kaicritique
Wellington, New Zealand
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Really like that place, good coffee and a good range of breakfast but also lunch. I like the toasted bagels....with cream cheese, anyway a lot of options :)

Thank India2012
Perth, Australia
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Obviously popular with locals this is a perfect breakfast and lunch spot for travelers. Grab a comfy seat, a paper, connect to fast wifi, good food and pleasant efficient service. We shared the Big Breakfast and were offered extra plate and cutlery. Another morning had the porridge with rhubarb. Cheese scones and soup for lunch and lots of choices including... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 04 471 1182

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