Goldie Milkbar & Eatery

Monday11:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Tuesday11:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Wednesday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Thursday11:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Friday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Saturday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Sunday11:00 am – 8:00 pm.

75 Taranaki Street, Te Aro

04-801 8886

One step through the door at Goldie Milkbar & Eatery and you’ll immediately confirm what you’ve likely heard through the grapevine … there really is no other eatery quite like it. Fondly described as a ‘big kids playground’ Belle the manager says the place wanted to encourage it’s visitors not to take things too seriously.

Taking inspiration from East Asia and mixing together Korean, Thai and Chinese styles, Goldie cheerfully bends the rules when it comes to sticking to just one concrete theme. The cheerful ‘melting pot’ vibe blends right in to the menu too, with hotdogs, bubble waffles, dumplings and fries some of the savoury options, and gelato, soft serve and shakes to keep the sweet tooths happy. Make sure you come here hungry because it would be rude not to try the Korean Fried Chicken alongside some of the already infamous longest fries in town. Thirsty? Kick back with a Fortune Favours coffee, or make like the teenagers that hang out here and go for the deliciously unique bubble tea instead.

From the golden cats waving at you from every corner, the giggles from bunches of teens who have found their new hangout place, and the enviously cool staff behind the counter, Goldie feels fresh, friendly and far from your usual when it comes to Wellington café spots.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

75 Taranaki Street, Te Aro

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