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Prefab Eatery

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14 Jessie Street | T, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 2263
07:00 - 16:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last year and thought it was just ok, returned this year and disappointed. Previously the menu had been a series of pick and mix but now, set meals only and minimal cabinet food or baked goods. I was hard pushed to find a dish that appealed to me on the menu and one that didn't include bread. In... More 

Thank Camda
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bright space, busy with mostly business folk, good coffee, efficient staff. Even though it was really busy, the service was fast.

Thank barsegh
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing coffee, great food, super friendly staff. Can't ask for much more than that! My only regret is that I didn't find this place sooner while I was in Wellington...

Thank brianwallace22
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked passed this place often and one day decided to try it out .. we'd heard good things but were disappointed from the get go. We took a seat since nobody seemed interested in seating us though the couple ahead of us were seated immediately. We sat for almost 7 minutes before anyone asked us if we wanted coffee.... More 

Thank Feesgirl
Waitarere, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like about this awesome cafe experience? The outstanding customer experience starts with the cheery greeting and remembering our names and coffee orders. The cafe design enables you to watch Jeff Kennedy ply his trade as a master coffee roaster. You can't help but notice that everyone feels welcome - from old to young, from chairman of the... More 

Thank Elizabeth V
Wellington NZ
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 6 seniors ventured in for lunch. Delightful staff member welcomed us. Difficult to get table immediately but not a long wait. This is a busy cafe and the noise level us high but I quite like that. We ordered and meals were quick to arrive. We all had the skinned fried terakihi and duck fat fried potatoes... More 

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

I havenever found anything on the menu that I really wanted but this once ssettled for a pizza. I was ready to leave when after 10 minutes waiting staff had not been to take my order then I had to go to the counter to ask for staff to come over - they were standing around chatting. A very mediocre... More 

Thank poohtravel
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brunch eggs were perfect and topped off with a decadent donut. Coffee was also really good. Service friendly and super quick. Only gripe would be the music which was horrible 70s and 80s was so loud that our group of 5 couldn't hear each other.

Thank lilyg697
Noosa, Australia
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place! Very busy but got a seat straight away. I had the Danish Reuben on gluten free bread which was delicious. My partner had the seafood chowder which was packed full with beautiful seafood! Great coffee too. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrew T
Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Queued to get in but were served promptly. No delays with the kitchen or barista whatsoever. I had the hot smoked salmon with potato gratin which was perfect with a tangy gruyère cheese. Coffee was good and the atmosphere at the venue was great. Likely to be my next favourite place to frequent when in Wellington. Pitty it was closed... More 

Thank Mike H

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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
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Jessie Street | T, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 2263

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