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Chocolate Fish Cafe

100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-388 2808
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (28 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had just walked for a hour or so, and were feeling virtuous, and looking for a light lunch. The weather was a beautiful wellington Autumn bluebird day. Cafe was very busy, but we were tended too quickly, and ordered the signature fish sandwiches, and...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Chocolate fish is a great place to have a morning coffee. If you are visiting it is a must to see wellington on a great day.

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have often driven passed but never gone in so decided to try it. The cafe was super busy and didn't get a chance to peruse the menu so asked for a recommendation, and was told the 'sammie'. We chose the fresh fish and pork...More

Thank SuziJaneP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place if you have small kids! Laid back atmosphere, great hosts, good food, a place not to miss.

Thank Malgosia05
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great spot for a feast of NZ seafood washed down with local craft beer or wine.You can dine inside or out depending on the weather and the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous. Outside on a sunny day and cosy inside when cooler. Set up for families with all the ride ons for kids. Dogs welcome and watering stations available. Food is wonderful. Golden lattes are magic. If busy,, there is a wait but plenty to look...More

Thank Clare T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit in the summer, loved their Iced Chocolate, they also have a companion cafe in Days Bay which is great

Thank Christene L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to meet friends for lunch or to stop by after walking your dog or let your kids have a play. When it's fine there are bean bags to sit in and it's a stunning place to relax with a glass...More

Thank Dudley44
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great for families with lots of things for kids to do there. Also it's just a great spot in a old air force base.

Thank glentowler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great cafe, especially on a warm day when you can sit outside. There is a paved and grassed area for children and lots of ride-on toys. Well worth a visit. You'll be bound to return for more!

Thank Liz W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-388 2808
Welcome to our seaside cafe. Looking for great food with a quirky difference? We have taken Kiwiana to the extreme with a variety of seafood and non seafood items all cooked on our BBQ..our specialty is artisan style barbequed seafood sammies with garlic aioli and greens Grab a beanbag and enjoy the view of Wellington Harbour! Open 7 days 8.00am ish to 5.30 pm ish Fully licensed with Seating inside for 70 and Outside for 100 Bookings Please ring for booking availability Monday to Friday Weekends...Not available Our Brunch service is fast and you will be accommodated on a first come first served basis Public Holidays : No Surcharge We will be OPEN everyday except for Christmas Day
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