Fidels Cafe

Monday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Tuesday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Wednesday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Thursday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Friday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Saturday8:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Sunday9:00 am – 10:00 pm.

234 Cuba Street, Te Aro

04-801 6868

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. On top of their legendary pizzas and salads, there’s a wide variety of dishes from brunch ‘til dinner that cater to vegetarian and gluten-free requirements, and a sizeable selection of sweet and savoury cabinet treats to boot.

Fully licensed and serving until late, this spot is ideal for the late-night caffeine fix, though they’re also known for their smashing milkshakes. Earlier opening hours on the weekend mean breakfast is exceptionally popular, so it pays to be in quick.

The interior is warmly adorned with imagery of the revolution, but if it’s too packed there’s always the sun-soaked courtyard to bask in when the weather holds, and another that’s semi-enclosed out the back.

Words by Matt Paterson & Photography by Alyssa Boobyer

234 Cuba Street, Te Aro

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