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Nikau Gallery Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews lunch kedgeree pancakes halloumi kingfish salad cheese scone city gallery civic square sage fried food and service were great great coffee their signature dish date scones cooked just right great cafe table service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the most amazing dinner at Nikau Cafe with my friends on Friday night. We were all very pleased with the quality of the food and service. I would totally recommend dinner here, especially the garlic mussels starter, and the chicken, sirloin steak and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sam-machong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found next to the civic art gallery, this is a great cafe to eat, have coffee, meet friends etc. We went in the evening to eat and the food was great, the staff awesome, the price just right. A great find!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I use to be a huge fan of Nikau and came here regularly. So when tasked with booking our work xmas brunch I chose this place. We booked a table well in advance and I had my booking confirmed. When we got there we were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 249kendylb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a Christmas business lunch here - the kedgeree was great as usual. The wine list is also good - we had a great bottle of Viognier.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cathyfromwelly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I find it hard to go past the wonderful kedgeree on the menu. I know other means are also great but this is just the best ever!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HeatherH3808
Reviewed 14 November 2018

A nice place for sunday breaky, got there earlyish 9.15am so not crowded, Coffee good & service excellent. The food was nice & its one of partners favoured spots. We also have the cook book so cool to compare how we make things to the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GWL69
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Many many moons ago, in the mid-late 90s, I used to travel to Wellington for work quite frequently and Nikau was always a favourite for coffee and/or breakfast/brunch. I had one visit around 2008 and it was still good then. Was in Wellington for the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LPAuchterlonie
GraceP1586, Guest Relations Manager at Nikau Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and we certainly hope it wont be another decade until we see you again!!

Reviewed 10 November 2018

While I explored Wellington as a tourist, I absolutely fell in love with the Nikau Cafe. The cafe’s atmosphere is warm and welcoming whether you are looking to read a book (like me!), reflect on the pieces from the art gallery, or host a business...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LCfromtheAC
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Love the dirty Chai, even better with almond milk!!! Favourite spot for halloumi as the salad that is pair with it, is always changing!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Curiosity54208676140
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The food at this cafe was fine, but the menu is rather bland with not a lot of options. Maybe the week day menu is better, but I wouldn’t walk past other cafes to get to this one.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank calebstrawbridge
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