Fidel's Café

Monday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Tuesday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Wednesday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Thursday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Friday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Saturday7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Sunday9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

234 Cuba Street, Te Aro

04-801 6868

Fidel’s is almost as much a Wellington institution as Cuba Street itself, having become a go-to for those in search of great food, sharp service and good vibes in the heart of the city. Well known for their pizzas and legendary milkshakes, the full menu is supplemented by a substantial range of cabinet food utilising fresh and colourful ingredients.

This bustling cafe is much loved by laid back foodies looking to enjoy a casual bite for lunch or something more substantial as the workday wears on. Open late seven days so you can revel in the fun atmosphere well into the evening, and with its two courtyard options (one semi-enclosed) Fidel’s manages to provide a summery feel year-round. Perfect for anyone in search of a strong single-origin coffee and snacks that won’t break the bank.

The interior space is lovingly adorned with ephemera of 1950’s Cuba, and there is plenty of room for larger groups alongside families and coffee dates. Friendly staff will make sure you are well looked after and get you what you need, leaving you wondering how they manage to do it all so well.

It’s a smooth operation for sure, and one that fosters a strong contingent of repeat and loyal customers. Early opening hours mean you’ll want to get in quick to secure your place during the immensely popular weekend breakfast service, but know that it’s well worth it.

Words by Zack Holmes & Photography by Anna Briggs

234 Cuba Street, Te Aro

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