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US$5 - US$15
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.6 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Neo Cafe for brunch on the weekend. We regularly go out for brunch in Sydney, Australia and we were not disappointed at all with the Neo cafe. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. I had...the Veggies Feast and my husband had the Neo Feast. We will definitely visit again next time we are in Wellington.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Café neo for the first time - lunch crowd were just leaving , waiting staff were very good, soon had us seated and were very pleasant. I ordered the burger, my partner Eggs Benedict. Without a doubt the nicest burger I have ever...had and the Eggs Benny were well received too. 5 Stars!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for visiting and taking the time to write a review. We're delighted you and your partner loved your meals! If you love burgers come in and try our Cheeky Boy burger, on our menu in August for the Wellington on a Plate Festival....More

Reviewed 10 April 2022

Good place to be. Nothing amazing. Just good food and good coffee. You will not leave this place with amazing flavours, but you will be full. And sometimes, that's what you need. A good breakfast for starting your day!

Date of visit: March 2022
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2022

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review, we appreciate hearing from you. Cheers :)

Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

We have been going to Neo for over ten years on trips to Wellington, sometimes just for a coffee and morning tea, sometimes for breakfast or lunch. The staff have always consistently been both friendly and professional, the coffee and the food have always been...excellent - in fact we have never had a bad experience, which is why I’m writing this review. That’s quite an achievement!More

Date of visit: March 2022
L Crawford, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Thank you for your great review and loyalty to our little cafe. It's lovely to hear from a long-time customer, your uplifting words made our day! We look forward to seeing you next time you're in town. All the best :)

Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

We naturally did our homework and followed the fab reviews to come here. What separated it from a couple of other contenders too though was the early Sunday open and the pancakes. It definitely didn’t disappoint. Eating is weird in these covid times but Neo...was worth the effort. We ordered the pancakes, the full keto breakfast and straight scrambled eggs with GF polenta bread and bacon and everything was amazing. You know how sometimes you can eat a full English style breakfast and it can leave you feeling full bit a little greasy after - we’ll this just doesn’t. The free range ingredients really make a difference, the taste is just extra and we felt really clean afterwards. The menu is simple - but done seriously well. Awesome Supreme coffee. Staff were fab, really accomodating and friendly despite being in demand and again under the level 3 pump. Loved it.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2022

Hi Huia, thank you for visiting Neo and your wonderful encouraging review. We're thrilled to bits your visit gave you so much joy and our team will be rapt to hear about it! Hope we see you again sometime you're in the city, all the...More

Reviewed 28 January 2022 via mobile

Love love love this place. They have always been ontop of the covid guidelines making their staff and customers comfortable. Great vegan scones and they always have HP sauce for any uk people. Staff food and location all great!!!

Date of visit: January 2022
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2022

Hello, thank you for visiting us and your wonderful review! Your encouraging words are particularly appreciated In these difficult and challenging covid times. All the best :)

Reviewed 21 January 2022

Have visited this place twice on recent trips to Wellington. The food is consistently delicious and attractively served. There's a positive vibe amongst the staff and meals are served promptly even when the cafe is busy.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2022

Hi Wendy, thrilled to have you revisit us again recently and we lived up to your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to write, we do appreciate hearing from our customers. All the best and hopefully we'll see you next time you're in town...More

Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

I visited this Cafe with my granddaughter for lunch. Our whole experience was amazing. It was very busy with a great vibe. The service was excellent. Both our meals were fantastic. I had the avocado on toast and she had the potato salad. Next time...we are down in Wellington we will certainly be visiting again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2022

Hi Annah, thank you for your great review! We're thrilled to hear about your visit with your granddaughter, love to see you next time you're in Welly 🙂

Reviewed 5 August 2021

I came for lunch by myself here while visiting for work after being recommended by a friend. Will definitely be back. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Didn't make me feel awkward dining alone at all. Food wait time was reasonable, and the chicken...salad dish I had was very tasty and fresh. Really the nicest thing I've eaten in a while. Thank you team:) keep it up. Ps menu suggestion - if the chicken salad menu item had the option to get grilled salmon or hot smoked salmon, that would be amazing!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! The chicken salad is one of our most requested options, delighted you loved it too. Thanks for the menu suggestion, will pass it on to our chefs :)

Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Totally agree with others. Looked on Trip Advisor for brunch places. This was No. 1 so we thought we would try it. I had mushrooms on toast with an egg. Yummy not covered in sauce but dukka and feta with some beetroot sauce over the...nicest bread. So tasty. My husband had the neo breakfast and he really enjoyed it especially the baked beans with a few ouch of chilli. Definitely recommend you try it out.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Luke C, Owner at Neo Cafe & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2021

Hello, thank you for choosing to brunch at Neo, your wonderful review and recommendation! Wellington is spoilt for choice with so many great cafes and we're always appreciative when we're chosen to visit. Delighted your husband enjoyed the baked beans, we make them in-house from...More

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Yes we do gift vouchers at Neo, thank you for asking us! If you would like to arrange a voucher please email us our address is on our Tripadvisor lising, or via our website which is also listed there and we'll arrange it... More
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Neo Cafe & Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4