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Chocolate Fish Cafe

100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-388 2808
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“chocolate dish” (82 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (27 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

While the food was taste and hot, they have far too many choices on the menu, perfecting maybe seven or eight would be better and more quality. It's time they gave the menu a good shake up. Less is more, It's a cold and not...More

Thank elaine w
Reviewed yesterday

Last month we went to this rustic style cafe for lunch and we were very impressed with the excellent service we got and the tasty meal. It is a great place to visit especially if you have a car . Plenty of places to park....More

Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect spot to stop when cycling the coast around Wellington. Refueled with a Flat white and chocolate fish. It was fun to watch the children have fun on the various riding toys in the center of the tables.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, staff pleasant. However I'm getting tired of cafes going for retro look with old schoolroom type mismatched chairs, scruffy wooden tables, maybe psychedelic paintings on the woodwork, perhaps a glass-topped counter bowl containing a few muffins or red velvet cake - these types...More

Thank Pixiehat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here! A quirky old building with different dining options: indoors, outdoors and a heated area with walls and roof. Tucked away in Shelley Bay with trees behind and the sea in front. The food is great with lots of fish options. Had the...More

Thank JAHAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cold and miserable.....so we both oped for a bowl of fish chowder at lunchtime. There was a generous amount of seafood in a lovely creamy rich n tasty sauce, plus croutons, plus 4 pieces of toasted bread. Full of flavour....it hit the spot. We will...More

Thank miles52
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Favourite place to go to and have some food. Just amazing. Liked the adults quiet room (no noisy kids). Food and view is amazing and the way they have set the café up is. PERFECT

Thank ShaunScotland
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We just had coffee, but the café has a really great atmosphere - really nice interior in an old fishermans building. Wide range of cakes and lunch dishes! Outdoor area in the back was really cozy and warm die of heaters. Totally recommended!

Thank benmsk
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I had a friend visiting for a few days, and had only heard fabulous things about this place! (I can even see you from my house and have never had chance to visit) So we decided to go, even though it was a bank holiday....More

Thank KateInTheSkies
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Super busy, quick efficient service. Friendly. Food was fab. Bacon and egg sammys, vine tomatoes on toast and the GF option of eggs and Hallomi. All tasty and brilliant value. Thanks team

Thank Kayalta
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-388 2808
Welcome to our seaside cafe. Looking for great food with a quirky difference? We have taken Kiwiana to the extreme with a variety of seafood and non seafood items all cooked on our BBQ..our specialty is artisan style barbequed seafood sammies with garlic aioli and greens Grab a beanbag and enjoy the view of Wellington Harbour! Open 7 days 8.00am ish to 5.30 pm ish Fully licensed with Seating inside for 70 and Outside for 100 Bookings Please ring for booking availability Monday to Friday Weekends...Not available Our Brunch service is fast and you will be accommodated on a first come first served basis Public Holidays : No Surcharge We will be OPEN everyday except for Christmas Day
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