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Smith the Grocer

) #70 of 697 Restaurants in Wellington $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 17:30All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a repeat visit after having enjoyed our experience on a previous visit to Wellington. The coffee is very good & the cakes we had to go with it were yummy.

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great. The young lady at the till was very attentive. Coffee was good and my salmon bagel was ok. Not a long wait and it was easy to have a conversation without excessive noise.

Thank Lornic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wide range of food for breakfast and lunch with many different types of breads and other delights. The people are very friendly and service was top notch. Prices not too expensive and can conform through eating their food for so far 3 days in...More

Thank Ethan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little place in Central Wellington, with lots of seating inside and out. Service was quick and friendly. Lots of cabinet food and a good selection on their menu. The coffee was great and my daughter enjoyed the carrot cake, however we...More

Thank DASLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a rush so did not have time to eat in. Purchased a lovely salmon bagel and small cake to take out. Really fresh and very tasty. The atmosphere seemed very pleasant with several eating areas both inside and in the Arcade itself which is...More

Thank Missy872013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, if you craving for an authentic risotto, and unfortunately you can't be in Milan, go to Smith the Grocer! Great service, great food, and reasonable prices. Definitely recommended

Thank KiwiTraveller500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Smith the Grocer multiple times now, but my breakfast today was so delicious I couldn't keep it to myself. I went with my partner during my university break today - Smith's is only a 15 minute walk from the Victoria Pipitea Campus,...More

Thank natspratt2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Early flight into Wellington, off to the cbd and came across this little gem! Plenty of great options on breakfast menu and in food cabinet. Barista made a great coffee. Friendly efficient staff with a great vibe. 3 of us ordered together and had the...More

Thank Alicecee86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy Cafe and at first we didn't think we would get a table but as luck would have it one cleared just as we ordered our food, my BLT & Fries arrived at our table very quickly, Amy's cheese & Bacon...More

Thank MartyandAmy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an elegant little place this is. A café within an atrium – light streams in from the glass ceiling above, hard ochre surfaces echoing the voices of café-goers and passers-by. It evokes an outdoor café in urban Europe. There’s also a secluded anteroom down...More

Thank Laurence777_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 640272408723
  • E-mail
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