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Smith the Grocer

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 800 764 843
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Today
07:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for coffee and a snack. We ordered a scone which they toasted and it was the best ever! The oaty caramel slice was great as was the chocolate brownie which had pieces of chocolate in it. Son did say his hot chocolate was a little week but the coffee was excellent.

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Thank orsbourne
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oasis of calm to begin your day. Could not have happened upon a better breakfast. This was a happy just off the beaten track of a find, tucked away in a delightful old bank building.

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Thank vguifguyngo
Brisbane, Austalia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally found a place in New Zealand making five star coffee. Breakfast was also great. If I lived here I'd be back every day.

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Thank Siemkew
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful day in Wellington, made better by a great range of food to choose from and friendly service. Definitely a great lunch time spot, but be early to avoid the rush.

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Thank James M
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have had breakfast several times here over the last few years when staying at nearby hotels / apartments and I wanted a change. Each time I've enjoyed the full English breakfast which is delicious and is perfect to keep you going all day.

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Thank QuantumChaos
Wellington
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Taking that client of yours out for coffee, Smith the Grocer will help seal that deal. Excellent coffee, good food and excellent service. 10/10.

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Thank Clinton S
Hastings, New Zealand
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Called in here by chance and the smells and sights were saying stay. Menu was interesting catering for most. Great service.The mince on toast with an egg on top was delicious. So was the coffee. A great start to the day.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cafe is tucked away in the Old Bank Arcade. The coffee & date&orange scone we had were a tasty start to the day.

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Thank MJGx2
Canberra, Australia
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A decent place to get a sit down breakfast and a nice coffee. Food was reasonably priced and a good variety.

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Thank Hop3fullyL0st
Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This Cafe could be easily overlooked by a newcomer to Wellington. Situated in the Old Bank Arcade it is a hidden treasure. We knew about it because of a previous visit to Wellington.The food is fresh and the coffee is very good. I was allergic to some ingredient in the food I ordered and the owner offered to replace my... More 

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Thank bigred88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:30
Thursday
07:30 - 17:30
Friday
07:30 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Arcade, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 800 764 843

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