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Pravda Cafe

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107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8858
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Wellington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pravda is about being seen with your coffee. Very nice decor, top service and good coffee and food. Pravda is more of an occasion for coffee to be savoured and not rushed.

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Thank Clinton S
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must try place to have cheese scone, sausage roll or even from the breakfast menu. Always a busy place. Good service.

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Thank Sugijarta
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We certainly think we have the best cheese scones in Wellington! We also offer a lunch and dinner menu too. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Management More 

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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pravda has very professional staff who offer slick and knowledgeable service. Coffee is excellent and the menu choices are very good.

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Thank Rosebank430
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. We are both vegetarian and when I commented on the lack of options a vegetarian menu was produced. The service was very poor and disorganised tainting the experience unfortunately.

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Thank 922carag
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed our Vegetarian Menu. We are sorry to hear you didn't feel our service met the mark on this occasion; especially as we normally receive such shining reviews on our customer service. We will certainly revisit your review to remind our team... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Greeted by friendly young man, seated, and our requests all attended to promptly and with a nice balance of formality and good humour. The meals we chose were outstanding, staff could not be faulted, and the whole experience rates very highly. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a tasty lunch in pleasant surroundings, where attentive and discreet wait staff... More 

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Thank revbarb
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastic review! Its so nice to hear such incredible feedback such as yours and I've passed it on to all of the team. We pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and who doesn't like a bit of banter along the way? We look forward to seeing you again in the near... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a business meeting. Service was spot on from the moment we walked in, orders taken as we were poured waters. Coffee's (FW, LB, L) came promptly, were of the cost and quality you would expect in Wellington.

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Thank Matt T
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We do our best to look after our guests so I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Island Bay
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a lovely lunch there with friends for a birthday. The wait staff were very friendly and accommodating to our needs

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Thank Joy B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an absolute 'Red gem' in the heart of our capital, love the unashamed Soviet décor! Stopped in for lunch and had the pork belly (recommended), at $18.00 it was very reasonable. The service was prompt and the staff polite and attentive, I would certainly recommend Pravda Café and I'll be back, next time with a few Comrades!

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Thank Dean H
PravdaCafe, Manager at Pravda Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! The pork belly tostada is certainly a crowd pleaser. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Management More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable food, a little of the higher end of the price range but worth it. A nice selection of food and wine, and a lovely adult atmosphere.

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Thank Charlotte R
Queenstown, New Zealand
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

95% or better of my reviews are 5 star so we wanted to enjoy this evening but we came across a waitress who was unable to explain two separate menu items and really seemed not to care about it. When we delicately explained the enjoyable chocolate stuffed figs that she was unable to describe earlier she seemed offended and did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 34
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 23:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8858
Description
Pravda translates to mean "The Truth". And nothing could be more honest about Wellington's coffee culture than this cafe, bar and bistro.

Set in the heart of the city amongst the hustle and bustle of share traders, commuters and visitors to the Lambton shopping precinct, Pravda is located in an elegant building with towering vaulted ceilings and hanging chandeliers of crystal.

The menu includes classic European dishes as you would expect of a busy modern bistro. Pravda is home to Wellington's Immigrant's Son Coffee brand.

Pravda as the name implies offers the honest simplicity of bistro food, freshly roasted coffee, wines of the world and the welcome of an old friend.

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