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136 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7790
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
136 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We had a nice brunch, nothing fancy, the decore is a little dark (I suspect it is better evening venue) and a reasonable range of choices on the menu. I had the tomatoes, avocado and pesto with toast - I really like that they served...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shari T
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We had just arrived into Wellington with our camper van and wanted something simple to eat. After walking up Cuba street we found Expressoholic. The decor was pretty cool and the staff seemed friendly and helpful. We ordered a selection of burgers (chicken/ Kiwi/fish) and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank George C
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Despite others reviews of the service here, I felt the service was good which is where it ends. The lady that served us was very friendly and the meals were served promptly which was great. The meals were average.. nothing special, the scrambled eggs were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank frogface86
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I experienced poor the service the moment I stepped up to the counter. Food was overpriced, got given attitude for ordering a cold drink, and then a sassy explanation for why it took so ridiculously long to arrive to our table, long after everyone else...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank m0chalatte
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I like Espressoholic it has a realness to it...including its customers. Moccacino was good and the caramel slice delicious. I like that they (still) offer cream and/or yoghurt with your cakes. Service was friendly. I'd recommend Espressoholic for good coffee and cake.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank maoritraveller
espressoholic2014, Manager at Espressoholic, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

thank you

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We visited for tea after having a breakfast there a few months ago, we weren't disappointed again and meals were large and satisfying, the fish burger was excellent and the kids loved their chicken and bacon cheese melt, would recommend anyone

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jasone263
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Quirky decor and decent enough coffee but a disappointing visit food wise. It was a late lunch so this may have affected what food was available in the display cabinet. Visited here a few years ago when we were in Wellington and were very impressed...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank WhereU2
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This used to be an iconic café in Wellington, it is now very very average, from a server who seemed a bit vacant (nice but vacant) to a lukewarm hot chocolate, this was a real disappointment for us, The décor is tired, the food quality...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Annie S
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I've been going to Espressoholic since it was down on Courtenay Place and recently I've noticed that it's become a little bit tired. It's got everything that it needs to continue to be one of Wellingtons signature cafes but it feels like it hasn't quite...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rubescens
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A fun little cafe on Cuba street, easy to find. Very quirky decor and a nice little outdoor spot out the back. Happy friendly staff. Reasonable prices and yummy food from both the menu and cabinet.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Natalie N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 7790
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