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178 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
07:30 - 03:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 03:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I first came here in the late 1980's and today's owners have kept the alternate feel going without compromising the quality of its reputation... long black coffee was superb .... would have given 5 stars but for the absence of free wifi!

Thank Matt T
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you're caught out at 4pm in the day from shopping and the lovely gay couple in the music shop recommend a place that's still serving, you go check it out. Well it was so worth it. Delicious food, a cornucopia of savoury quiches, lasagna, muffins, interspersed with drool-worthy cakes, tarts, sweet pies, etc. greets you from the cabinet. It... More 

Thank Margaret O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for coffee and cake after an early dinner. There was a good selection of vegan and gluten free cakes, all looked very good. The music was interesting and we really enjoyed watching people go by on Cuba Street while sipping or tea and coffee.

Thank Mickael-and-David
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I wandered into this little joint and absolutely loved it! It is one of the best cafe in wellington. If you visit the city, you must try this cafe. The environment was great. It felt like I was somewhere in south american. The food was very good. I had a vegan nachos (I'm not a vegan myself. I'm just lactose... More 

Thank Silvia_Duo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I had the best Eggs Benedict I have enjoyed in a number of years! I cannot speak highly enough of the service, food and coffee... I placed my breakfast order and being my first morning in Wellington after arriving in the early hours from a flight from Sydney I hadn't any time to get some Kiwi Cash. When the EFTPOS... More 

Thank Kylie T
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you're planning a trip to New Zealand's capital, make sure you pop into Midnight Espresso for a real iconic Wellington treat! The café interior is gorgeously eclectic, and the food is always great, not to mention the coffee, of course! Every time I visit Wellington, I'm sure to go here because it's one of the nicest café's (IMO) that... More 

Thank LipstickEmoji
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

There are so many vegan options and almost everything on the menu can be made vegan. I got the nachos which was a huge serving and absolutely delicious! This is my favourite cafe in Wellington.

Thank Rebekah P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Don't believe anyone that a vegan diet means no cake. ... this cafe will prove them wrong! I had the best chocolate cake ever and came back several times for more! Also the coffee is yummy and in comparison to other cafes affordable! Great variety of vegan and vegetarian food ( not just cake) and very helpful staff! I will... More 

Thank Anna N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Vegetarians, vegans, coffee connoisseurs and cake lovers - this is your jam. I've been visiting Midnight Espresso for the past 6 years and what I love most about it is nothing's really changed - the food and coffee is as good as it always has been and the prices are very reasonable. If you're visiting Wellington, a couple of things... More 

Thank Callum M
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Been here 100s of times and it's always a place to have those catch ups with friends anytime. Good coffee, better hot chocolate & a range of vegan delights that act very well as post pub food ;)

Thank Akhil_Wellington

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
07:30 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Cuba Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 384-7014

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