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Olive Cafe

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170 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5266
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a full cooked breakfast here. Hash Brown was home made and excellent, sausage was a very tasty one, lots of bacon and sine spinach on the side. All very good. Staff were very helpful and friendly and happy to engage and have a laugh even on a busy Sunday morning. Good work.

Thank Murray400
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable meal , interesting well cooked meal. Warm haven on a cold night. Service excellent. Unfortunately an extra bottle of wine put on the bill. Luckily we picked it up , $59.00. Given cash back with an apology. Just shows you need to check the bill even at reputable restaurants.

Thank Redoor
Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Accommodated a large group for brunch at short notice. Food was delicious and staff friendly. Sat outside sheltered from the rain but warm and comfortable.

Thank Clare A
Wanaka, New Zealand
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The garden area when it was raining was too wet to sit in and at any moment looked and felt like it would collapse (as staff commented too) and we'd all get wet, so opted to wait for a table in the cafe as we have been many times before on trips to Wellington and alway had a good breakfast.... More 

Thank Divinginnz
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Graduation lunch, delicious eggplant involtini, lovely, lovely service. Wonderful, a new Wellington fave! (the big breakfast and sole were reported to be fantastic to). Great wine list A+++++

Thank Heather M
Kitwe, Zambia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us dined on a Friday evening and the food was superb. Great choices and accommodated a GF & DF diet. Good veggie selections too. Great service. We would definitely return.

Thank tomcallow
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a place to have dinner and looked up TripAdvisor of course, but there were so many listed in Cuba St I forgot which ones I had marked to go to! However I saw the name and remembered that Olive was one. It certainly looked impressive from the outside - elegant, restrained, quiet, plenty of room inside. And it... More 

Thank Maria G
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spot in the heart of Cuba st - an iconic wellington st you must go to visit. All the hustle and bustle of wellington right there.

Thank JohnLWLG
Lismore, Australia
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 3 course meal on Tuesday night. Meal was delicious, great wine list and the staff are delightful. Great ambience and welcoming environment made this a wonderful experience for us both. We will eat here again before leaving Wellington.

Thank Joanne J
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little cafe in Cuba Street, Wellington. Interesting choice of food. Friendly staff. Good service. Able to look out at passing street activity. Also a garden area, but too cold for me to try.

Thank jill j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 5266

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