Happy to lend itself to somewhat of a bohemian feel, you’ll find vintage shops galore on Cuba, alongside the abundance of world class cafés, restaurants and bars.
On any given day you’ll see buskers playing instruments, flash mobs dancing to Spanish music and small children engrossed in the bucket fountain water feature that marks the city’s innermost playground.
A neighbourhood for any time, you’d be forgiven for eating, sleeping, drinking and dancing all in the perimeter of Cuba Street and not feeling like you’re missing anything at all.
01 Fidels Cafe
234 Cuba Street, Te Aro
The undisputed King of Cool on Cuba Street, Fidel’s Café has a long history of serving strong single-origin coffee and hearty fare that won’t break the bank.
103A Cuba Street, Te Aro
Their impressive array of authentic street styles, from original high fashion brands like Chanel to Nike, are unique and individual meaning you're bound to find a treasure.
141 Cuba Street, Te Aro
A great option for pizza, pasta or a late night chocolate hit, this little landmark has you covered.
04 Stories Espresso Bar
40 Cuba Street, Wellington
Stories Espresso Bar is unique in more ways than one.
05 V1 Vegan Store
207 Cuba Street, Te Aro
A place with surprises on every shelf, from jerky and milks, to a fridge full of ready-to-eat meals.
06 Ziggurat Fashion Exchange
144 Cuba Street, Te Aro
A Cuba Street vintage shopping treasure trove.
181 Cuba Street, Te Aro
The menu at Loretta speaks of simple food done well.
08 Wellington Apothecary
110 a Cuba Street
Find a complete range of botanical tonics, teas and skincare, all handmade in small batches at this local apothecary.
09 Madame Fancy Pants
225 Cuba Street, Te Aro
The place to go if you're after a swish party frock, a present for a friend or something nice for yourself.
170/172 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Olive provides attentive service, luxurious ambiance, perfectly poached eggs and a top cup of black coffee.
11 Suite Art Gallery
241 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Priced between two and six figures, Suite caters for would-be buyers at each end of the spectrum.