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Victoria Street Cafe

4 star rating
8 reviews

Cuisine: Cafe, Brunch, Breakfast, Sandwiches

98 Victoria St
(corner Bond/Victoria st)
Wellington Central
Wellington City
04-470 7752


  • Mon – Fri 6.30am – 4pm
  • Sat – Sun 8:30am – 4pm
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Business Dining
    • Scenic View
    • Out Catering
    • Children's Play Area
    • Private Functions
    • Private Parties
    • Breakfast Meetings
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
  • Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine
  • Seating for: 60
  • BYO/Corkage: No BYO
  • Parking: Free Off-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Victoria St Cafe offers excellent coffee and a wide range of loose leaf teas. An easy going casual central city cafe, providing friendly efficient service.
A large selection of cabinet food including large tasty sandwiches, baps, filled croissants, and a range of paninis.
We also offer an excellent range of sweet slices and cake all baked on premise.
Salads are available each day made of local fresh produce. Gluten free and vegan items are always available.
The menu has a large selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch items.We source most of our produce from the greater Wellington region and use only free range eggs.
All items are able to be taken away.
Out catering for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea,and functions is also available.

8 Reviews for Victoria Street Cafe

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24th April 2013
4 star rating
Great location for on the way to work, lunch and the in betweens. Its quite a shame that they close early as they make excellent coffee, and it’s hard to make it in sometimes while people queue and queue for their much needed espresso wake ups

Visited March 2013

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24th July 2014
4 star rating
A pretty good place for breakfast food.

There was once I came here with friends and ordered the following:

Eggs benedict (was made very nicely), homemade muesli (the lady was very nice about serving soy milk instead of milk unlike some places) and flapjacks (quite fluffy).

Serving time was slow but still alright, lucky we weren’t in a hurry.

Visited June 2014

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3rd July 2014
1 star rating
We recently dined here and left feeling like the management didn’t have any respect for the customers. The drinks came out quick enough and while the eyebrows were raised somewhat after a 40 plus minute wait for the food; it did not overly concern us until the food was presented. Two of us ordered the potato feta cakes with bacon and walnut salad. The potato cakes were fine, the small crumbs of toasted feta spinkled on top were the feta contribution and the bacon and walnut crumbs had been toasted and tossed throughout the rotting, sludgy mesculan salad. I initially pushed the sludgy bits to the side of the plate and tried the odd piece of okay looking leaf but the rotten flavour was spoiling the meal so not wanting to complain after I’d eaten the potato cakes after eating 2 (of the 3 potato cakes) I took this up to the counter and pointed out the rotting salad. The coffe maker returned it to the kitchen, the other person who had the potato cakes was also served the same rotting lettuce (which she couldn’t eat either).
After waiting for some response and none seemed forthcoming, and everyone had finished, we paid and waited around while one of our group went to the bathroom. At no point was any apology offered, nor any effort made to address the issue; no discount or replacement was offered either.
During our wait, it was clear to staff that we were discussing the issue and a member was told to speak to us, she didn’t seem to know what to do other than to agree that it was not a satisfactory situation. One of the co- owners was behind the counter but did not make effort with us to address the issue.
Had my uneaten potato cake been re-offered with a fresh portion of salad with a small apology I would have left perfectly happy and not thought much more of the situation.
I had asked the 2 staff members I dealt with would they be happy to eat that black rotten sludgy salad or would the chef be happy to eatMore it; they said “No, they wouldn’t”, then why does this cafe expect their customers to eat it? Lack of respect for the customer. Poor, poor poor.
It is unfortunate as I have dined here in the past on several occassions and had no complaints, but never returning and not recommending.

Visited June 2014

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Comment from KIERAN H. of Victoria Street Cafe 6/07/2014   
Hi Joyce T. Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write it. I am very disappointed that you did not receive the best experience while dining at Victoria St Cafe. After debriefing the staff from that day I believe there was a huge break…    More »
21st January 2013
3 star rating
Nice cafe with cosy atmosphere. A bit less choice for light meals but good coffee.

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Ewan B.


12th November 2012
5 star rating
We went yesterday for brunch and were surprised at how packed it was. We started off with a banana and caramel milkshake and flat white with a drop of vanilla. The milkshake wasn’t sickly as expected, but mild and fruity. The flat white – velvety smooth … in fact best coffee I have ever had. Ever. We ordered the egg and bacon buttie with chorizo – the bread was incredibly fresh and definitely what the other half will be ordering again. I had the Moroccan ragu – couscous was light and lemony, meat was succulent – just bliss. I’m a big foodie and coffee lover. I wish I worked closer … oh and the staff were lovely.

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22nd November 2011
3 star rating
Simple food – nothing to rave about, but not bad either. There is a lot of competition in this area, its mid town.

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Ken W.


15th March 2011
5 star rating
As a senior citizen I often feel a bit intimidated by the youth cafe culture of Welington. This is not the case with this establishment. A good varied menu for breakfast/brunch/lunch and excellent coffee. This cafe has been a favourite of mine for some time. Another key to their success is the smile that always greets you and the efficient service.

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25th February 2011
5 star rating
As the newest member of our regular Friday search for Wellington CBD’s best Breakfast, Victoria Cafe was my choice for a first outing. My fellow members unanimously agreed that my choice was arguably the best breakfast yet (they had frequented over 20 cafés in recent months)” We thought it had an appealing menu, covering all the standard breakfast offerings, although without much in the way of speciality items. The bacon was very good, the mushrooms were the best we have found in Wellington to date, however the eggs were slightly under poached (a minor criticism). The sausages were favourably commented upon, with both beef and chorizo to choose from. Servings were well sized for a breakfast plate. I had the flapjacks which were served with bananas, bacon and maple syrup. Sometimes this can be a stodgy start to the day leaving me feeling uncomforatble, but the flapjacks here were light, flavoursome and easily digested. A recomendation from me.

We noted a slight anomaly on the pricing front, with the Big Breakfast offering immediate price point advanatge over shorter options when sides are included. This limited choices to a short serving (poached eggs on sourdough for example) or the Big Breakfast, since when a side of bacon is added, the differential favours going straight tho the Big Breakfast. This pricing strategy may encourage more purchases of the big breakfast, but is not so customer friendly if you are after a lighter breakfast.

Good coffee, prompting a second cup from two of our party and very good service. A slight confusion, partly of our own making, in regards to one of the cups of coffee was met with good nature by the staff and even an unnecessary personal apology from the manager – a nice indication of good customer service which was polite, friendly and attentive without being overly so.

The atmosphere of the café is good, nothing exceptional, but it was pleasant anMored comfortable. The panoramic windows presented a truly stunning view of some of Wellington’s most appealing frontages (and one or two rear-ends as well).

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