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$8 - $25
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.7 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food service and atmosphere was great. I had the Eggs Benne delicious as were the fresh cheese scones. Coffee was also great. Meals great portions, friendly staff thank you.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I enjoyed this place. People have benn nice and welcoming and they helped us to have a small birthday party. Recommend it.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Katey, thank you for visiting and taking the time to write. We're delighted you enjoyed your special moment. All the best :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent cafe for breakfast, and because it's so good, people queue to get in! Eggs benedict with bacon were superb, as was the iced coffee and long black. It was so good we returned next morning for another breakfast. We'll done guys!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Martin, thank you for visiting and your awesome review! We think we have an awesome team too and everyone here gets such a lift when hearing a job well done. Hope you come in again some time. All the best :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great vibe, was really busy which is always good to see..... excellent service and super delicious food. Our whole group raved about it.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you to you and your group for stopping by and your fab review! Rapt you enjoyed your visit and dining with us. All the best :)

Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

The service and the food were standout. Great flavours and presentation at a good price. The staff were friendly and genuinely cared. I went back twice in the same day for breakfast and lunch and would have had dinner if they were open!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review us. Heartening comments our team were rapt to read. Enjoy your travels and all the best :)

Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Very good quality coffee, brunch and very friendly staff. We ate there for brunch. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. They are also very flexible with mixing and matching the food we prefer. We like the place so much, so next day I went...back there again for takeout. It’s a very popular place, so you need to be patient for the seating , but it’s worth waitingMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Hello! Thank you for visiting and your heart-warming review. We're delighted to hear how much you loved our place, thanks for sharing. Hope we see you again if you're ever back this way. All the best :)

Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Really friendly service, and really good food. Reasonably priced too. We will definitely go back for breakfast next time and for lunch

Date of visit: February 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2024

Hi Christopher, thank you for visiting and taking the time to write. So pleased you enjoyed the experience, we look forward to being of service next time you come in. All the best :)

Reviewed 29 January 2024

Fantastic service and the most delicious fish sandwich. I had mine on gf bread. Was so pleased to have so many gf options. Got the gf choc cake as a takeaway, can’t wait to try tonight. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2024

Hi Rochelle, thank you for visiting and your lovely review :) We delight in creating gluten free offerings, it's great to hear you enjoyed the fish butty. The Whittaker's chocolate cake, our signature cake, is very tasty too!

Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Queued for twenty minutes(not a problem) for some excellent food, service and coffee. We chose avocado and poached egg on toast and the breakfast bagel. Both plates were excellent and were accompanied by four flat white coffees, compliments to the barista! Service was well managed,...friendly and polite. The restaurant’s reputation is well deserved.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hi John, thank you for visiting and your awesome review! So rapt you loved your dining experience and enjoyed your meals. Your encouraging words are heartening. We hope you stop by if you're ever back our way again. All the best :)

Reviewed 22 December 2023

Could not recommend more! So good we went back a second time. The food was so fresh and tasty and the coffee was delicious! The service was very friendly and attentive and quick to be seated. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked amazing!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hi Catherine, thank you for visiting recently and taking the time to write. We're delighted to hear how much you loved everything, thank you for telling us :)

Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Absolutely amazing breakfast at Neo and the atmosphere and staff were so friendly and welcoming. We joined a very short queue when we arrived as it was clearly so popular (despite opening 1 minute before!) but we were seated immediately. The choice on the menu...is so varied and the food so fresh with really high quality ingredients. Highly rate the pancakes and keto breakfast!!! They clearly are so popular and it shows - don’t miss this on your visit to Wellington!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2024

Hello! thank you for visiting our little cafe recently and your wonderful review. Our pancakes and the keto feast are customer favourites, we're rapt to know you loved them too! All the best :)

Reviewed 4 December 2023

Popular for a reason, as the food is good. But I wouldn't go there again unless it was a less busy time. We got a table straight away, but after us, there were continually 5 people lined up waiting. It was a 30 minute wait...for food to arrive as they were so under the pump. Definitely worth a visit if you don't mind waiting or can work out when it's less busy. (Also, tables are quite close together.)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2023

Hello! thank you for visiting and taking the time to write. Rapt you loved your meals, and thank you for your patience during our busy time,. All the best on your travels in NZ :)

Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

Fabulous breakfast..food amazing, coffee was fantastic and the atmosphere was brilliant. Service great..I’d definitely return …

Date of visit: December 2023
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2023

Thank you for breakfasting at our little cafe and your fab review! Rapt you loved your visit. All the best :)

Reviewed 4 October 2023

Excellent lunch in a busy and energized small Cafe. Obviously popular with local workers, after a short wait for a table we were well served with delicious food by pleasant and helpful staff.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2023

Hi Mike, thank you for visiting and your fab review! So pleased you loved your lunch :) hope we see you next time you're in town. All the best

Reviewed 26 September 2023

Wonderful: great service and superb food. We'd been traveling for six week and had enjoyed lots of good breakfast buffets, but nothing compared with the breakfast we had at the Neo Cafe. I had the "Chilli (sic, UK spelling has two 'L's') Scrambled Eggs" with...the optional chorizo sausage; my wife had the "Avocado Toast" with the poached egg option. Both were great. Service was attentive, friendly and efficient. Note: It's popular, so expect a crowd, but there was lovely clientele.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Luke Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Hi Geoffrey Thank you for breakfasting at ours during your recent visit to Wellington! We're thrilled to hear how much you both enjoyed our menu and service. We're very proud of our team who love what they do and they strive to provide a great...More

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NEO CAFE & EATERY, Wellington - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Neo Cafe & Eatery offers takeaway services.

Neo Cafe & Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5