Looking for a cafe that doesn’t just get a flat white right in New Zealand, but also delivers on what a cafe experience can and should be?
The best cafes in Wellington do just that. Below, these four establishments belong in that category…
1) Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe
With locals recommending that outsiders visit this place while in Wellington, the Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe should be at the top of your list when it comes to the search for the perfect flat white in New Zealand’s capital city.
With the choicest of choice views over Lyall Bay, outstanding food that caters to a variety of dietary styles (check out their brunch), and with a location close by to Wellington’s international airport, those seeking a cuppa fresh off the plane, or those looking to spot planes landing or taking off will love this place.
2) Kaffee Eis
With summer well on its way in the Southern Hemisphere, you’ll want to duck into a place on your visit here that does not only coffee well, but ice cream as well.
New Zealand locals consistently recommend the gelato that Kaffee Eis produces in-store, which is the best kind of endorsement that any business hope to have for its products.
With its flagship location occupying a place down by the water, this cafe is also an excellent place for people watching, so if you have time to kill on a fine afternoon, keep this place at the front of your mind.
3) CQ Restaurant
Have members in your party that uses sign language, or want to have a mind-expanding experience on your holiday in New Zealand?
If this is the case, then having coffee or a light meal at the CQ Restaurant will be a great thing to do on your trip to Wellington.
Employing wait staff that have hearing disabilities, orders are communicated to them by using the sign language phrases outlined on the menu.
It might be a little uncomfortable at first, but the personal growth you will undergo with a visit to the CQ Restaurant will make the hilarious stumbles you make well worth the effort.
Located out in the bay roads some distance from Wellington’s downtown core, Scorch-O-Rama may be busy on a weekend afternoon, but that’s only because the coffee and food that it serves up keeps loyal customer coming back on days when the weather outside is fabulous.
Known particularly for its seafood chowder, this place is the perfect spot to go before hopping on the ferry to go to the South Island.