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Nikau Gallery Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-801 4168
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (35 reviews)
“kedgeree” (30 reviews)
“rice pudding” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe we have lived in Wellington more than 10 years and never noticed this place tucked away behind the City Gallery. It had a real buzz, and despite being packed, service was friendly and prompt. Lunch was grilled haloumi with a farro salad,...More

Thank Calum G
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

A Wellingtonian recommended this cafe and we loved it. We actually enjoyed our brunch there so much, we returned for lunch. Not that easy to find, so we were pleased we had directions. Delicious cheese on toast with pickles for brunch and yummy haloumi dish...More

Thank Ciao2007
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great friendly service was a good start! Good strong coffee and a small but good breakfast menu. I had the herbed scrambled eggs which were delicious and creamy. Probably the best eggs I have had in a long time. I will definitely be back.

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

And my partner enjoyed her coffee but I just wanted a Diet Coke. Instead I got some pretentious “cola” that tasted like stewed weeds and paid nearly $6 for the privilege.

1  Thank Alex R
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Menu is not the easiest to read and certainly not your standard cafe nosh and not cheap. The decor is basic and worn and certainly not up to the standard of the prices asked. Acoustics are poor. For me this gets a very good because...More

Thank Murray P
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This place has a lovely but overly frou frou menu for me. Clever use of vegetables and flavours that I wouldn't normally rush too put me off a bit. Now I had some lovely fritters and the coffee was well made but... I just didn't...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We went here based on a recommendation from a local restaurant and they weren't wrong, simple food, great produce, welcoming staff.

Thank florencemcfarlan2017
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Just had a coffee with a friend today. The cafe was buzzing with three separate areas on the go, inside upstairs, then downstairs and outside. We just had coffee and a date scone each., The coffee came promptly and the scone was served warm with...More

Thank Jillian C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We found the service excellent with one staff member constantly filling our water glasses. Prompt service and great coffee and cheese scones. Hard to find in civic square tucked around the back.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The first time we visited the Nikau cafe a couple of years ago we were not impressed at all. This time we were very impressed! Food and service were great. Staff was very friendly too. For my meal I had the kedgeree which was superb!...More

Thank Lcornejo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 4168
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