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Verve Cafe

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250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-471 1182
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Verve a number of times (either while out shopping or working near by) - and on every occasion its been ok. The coffee is good, and the selection of food is ok. The service is always reasonably quick and is certainly friendly enough - so a good café all round but nothing exceptional enough to sit down... More 

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Thank arj66
Wellington, New Zealand
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here on weekend for lunch while shopping along Lambton Quay. Had a great experience. There was lots of options to choose from with food in the cabinet, plus a menu with breakfast and lunch options. I had the lasagne, which came out bit too cold for my liking, so asked the staff to reheat it which they did... More 

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1 Thank Racheenz
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Racheenz! Thanks for your review, we're glad you liked it here! We will take your feedback on board! Hope to see you back some time soon! Victoria More 

Waimamaku, Northland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not far from our conference at the Waterfront, just across two streets. Lovely staff! I had Egg Benedict, I love runny eggs they were hard poached which was disappointing, but if I had asked they probably would have done some new ones, but it should have been done correctly the first time! I don't know if I will... More 

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Thank Patricia B
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Patricia! Thank you for your review, all your feedback will be passed on to the staff. We would have definitely remade the meal as it was not up to your standards. Victoria. More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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157 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to have a great coffee and awesome service with a smile. Centrally located almost opposite David Jones so handy place between shopping sessions

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Thank tiger96_nz
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review tiger96_nz. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here! I will pass on that positive feedback to all the staff. Victoria, Cafe Manager. More 

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491 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go to Verve cafe often back in the day, so we thought we would visit again. We had wedges, filo pastry, and coffees. The hot chocolate was delicious! The wedges were a great level of spice, with sour cream and sweet chilli. Good location on Lambton Quay, close to the shops.

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1 Thank Tania W
Wellington
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228 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a lunch ..all was tasty and reasonably priced..The feta and spinach filo was served with a large healthy red cabbage salad and the wedges were spicy seasoned and yummy. The lasagne was pretty standard . Coffee was strong and smooth and service prompt. A good option if shopping or working on Lambton quay.

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1 Thank Janine45
Sydney, Australia
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390 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Same same as last time - so good that is consistent. Service is friendly and food is fresh - black board menu and lots of cabinet choice. Really busy and loud at peak lunch time. No issues going back - but nothing that sets it apart from many other places.

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1 Thank amr100
Metro Manila, Philippines
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413 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered scrambled eggs on multi grain toast and it was just that. Could do with some little garnish as added attraction and balance on plate.

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Thank Teresa C
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Teresa. We have taken what you have mentioned on board! More 

Auckland
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Can get a very good cost effective meal at this joint. Not my favorite place but do go there as it is quite central and the meals are cheap

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Thank BlueAnto
Sydney, Australia
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390 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I had a 'mix up' of two of their menu salad items - and they were happy to do - and it was lovely tasting. Maybe a small portion size for the price - but rather a tasty healthy lunch than not. Quick service even for menu food (vs cabinet). Fresh still and sparkling water on tap to help yourself... More 

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Thank amr100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:30
Thursday
07:00 - 16:30
Friday
07:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-471 1182

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