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Nikau Gallery Cafe

Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-801 4168
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (33 reviews)
“kedgeree” (30 reviews)
“rice pudding” (3 reviews)
09:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu is not the easiest to read and certainly not your standard cafe nosh and not cheap. The decor is basic and worn and certainly not up to the standard of the prices asked. Acoustics are poor. For me this gets a very good because...More

Thank Murray P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a lovely but overly frou frou menu for me. Clever use of vegetables and flavours that I wouldn't normally rush too put me off a bit. Now I had some lovely fritters and the coffee was well made but... I just didn't...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here based on a recommendation from a local restaurant and they weren't wrong, simple food, great produce, welcoming staff.

Thank florencemcfarlan2017
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Just had a coffee with a friend today. The cafe was buzzing with three separate areas on the go, inside upstairs, then downstairs and outside. We just had coffee and a date scone each., The coffee came promptly and the scone was served warm with...More

Thank Jillian C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We found the service excellent with one staff member constantly filling our water glasses. Prompt service and great coffee and cheese scones. Hard to find in civic square tucked around the back.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The first time we visited the Nikau cafe a couple of years ago we were not impressed at all. This time we were very impressed! Food and service were great. Staff was very friendly too. For my meal I had the kedgeree which was superb!...More

Thank Lcornejo
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Met a family friend here while visiting Wellington and after wandering through Wellington Gallery (Free attraction, thank you Wellington!). The cafe was busy but we were served quickly. Efficient and friendly wait staff. I had a beautiful and simple salad (kale, radish, egg, with a...More

Thank worklifecareer
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Excellent cheese scones accompanied by a great flat white. Friendly service. Must visit, if in the area.

Thank Veena N
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The best New Zealand breakfast we had, and we had quite a few really good ones. Farm to kitchen in 20 ft (from their home garden). Don't miss the sage fried eggs and fresh squeezed orange juice!

Thank thebee007
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A local lady directed us here..she saw us map in hand and asked if she could help....I need coffee and breakfast....and she gave us good directions here....best coffee and cheeses scones in Wellington...she said. She wasn't wrong! Both were excellent...whether they're the best we can't...More

Thank Cellis7777
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 4168
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