Wellington is well known in the world map for its great coffee culture. With cafes on almost every corner, it’s fair to say coffee is loved by all in Wellington. CNN recently named Wellington as one of the top 8 international coffee destinations.
With well over a dozen roasteries in the city, you’ll often catch the warm aroma of roasting coffee on the wind. It also means you’re drinking the freshest, liveliest coffee around. So here are the six best coffee cafes in Wellington to have a good cuppa coffee.
1. Mojo Coffee
- Location: 13 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
- Opening Hours Mon – Fri : 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mojo coffee has more than 20 different locations in the capital and is one of the best place to have a cup of coffee. The company’s headquarters offers barista training to their staff and the wider public, and it has become a popular tourist attraction in its own right. To add to this, the Wellington-native boutique roastery has expanded its operations to include coffee shops in Auckland, Japan, India and China.
2. The Flight Coffee Hangar
- Location: 119 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
- Opening Hours Mon Fri : 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat – Sun : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Phone: +64 4-830 0909
Flight Coffee actually have their own coffee farm in Colombia – a product of their dedication to sourcing the best and most sustainable beans and ingredients. In fact, their roasts have become so popular that they are widely used in many cafes in Wellington and Auckland. Whether you are grabbing a quick coffee on the run, breakfast or lunch with friends, or celebrating a special event, the Hangar creates the perfect setting for you to eat, drink, and be merry.
3. Havana Coffee Works
- Location: 63 Tory St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
- Phone: +64 4-384 7041
- Opening Hours Mon – Fri : 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is a coffeehouse in the most traditional of terms and is a well-established Wellington favourite. Dating back to 1990s, when they opened its doors this café relies on some of the world’s best origin blends for their in-house brews. The venue also wins the crowds with their reasonably priced selection of cafe staples and a bit of a rustic atmosphere.
4. Maranui Café
- Location: 7 Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
- Phone: +64 4-387 4539
- Opening Hours Mon – Sun : 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
This iconic Wellington cafe is a must-visit for anyone passing through the capital city. The bustling establishment in Lyall Bay caters to the masses with a good cuppa and a plentiful menu. You will feel impressed with beachy decor and stunning views of the coastline. Besides coffee they have hearty Kiwi meals, vegan fare and kiddie kai, as well as a delicious selection of freshly prepared cabinet food.
5. Caffe L’Affare
- Location: 27 College St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
- Phone: +64 4-385 9748
- Opening Hours Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sun 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Established in Wellington in 1990, L’affare is a pioneer of New Zealand’s celebrated café and coffee culture. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, they covered the globe to bring the best and freshest coffee to New Zealanders. Their iconic café in College Street remains in its original location 26 years later. Last Year they opened the door to their flagship Auckland roastery, café and HQ in Newmarket.
6. Midnight Espresso
- Location: 178 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
- Phone: +64 4-384 7014
- Opening Hours Mon – Sun : 7:30 am – 3:00 am
Wellington’s most established all day and late night cafe, Midnight Espresso is one of the best places in town for cheap eats any time of the day. Laid back and relaxing, they also offer a range of predominately vegetarian counter and menu food, with awesome flavour and presentation to match. Midnight Espresso are users and stockists of Havana coffee – NZ’s only cuban coffee wholesalers. Also available are freshly cut and squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, vegan, vegetarian, and wheat-free food.
You can enjoy at these baristas and have the world’s best coffee all hand made with love.