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Chocolate Fish Cafe

100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-388 2808
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“chocolate fish” (67 reviews)
“sandwich” (30 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with a friend for brunch on Saturday. Very windy day in Wellington but this spot was reasonably sheltered. Food and service was good, and the prices reasonable. Lots of space outside but would be very cramped inside on a wet day. Scooters and bikes...More

Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came to Chocolate Fish Cafe based off trip advisor rank on a holiday to wellington and wasn't disappointed. The Cafe is in a unique location on the coast and is extremely friendly and relaxing environment. I had a burger and it was delicious! Service was...More

Thank Waylornz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This cafe is in a great spot by the seaside. There are multiple areas for sitting - several different areas inside, outside on a deck, or in a cosy courtyard with plenty of cushions, natural light and outdoor heaters to keep you toasty on a...More

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had brunch there, ordered a large mocha in a take away cup $5.50 to receive a 8 ounce cup and being told that’s the largest cup they have while there is only one size?!?! Food was ok a wee bit pricey, I’m still wondering...More

Thank Florian-Emmanue... P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sums up the Chocolate Fish in Shelly bay Wellington. If you want an enjoyable well cooked meal in pleasant surroundings with the sea just across the road, plenty of space for the children to play and several bikes and trolleys provided for their amusement then...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited twice over the last week.. both visits have been brilliant. Staff are friendly and helpful. Service is great too. Despite being full to bursting we were served quickly and the quality of food was still fantastic. Will be back 👍🏻👍🏻

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee nice location but can be a bit pricey for a smallish fritter sandwich but tasty ! Bread fresh and a bit different.

Thank Alneatz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal stop or destination for taking out of town visitors. Indoor and outdoor dining and family friendly with views across the harbour. Great coffee and extensive menu. Try some of their seafood offerings. Highly recommended but extremely popular in summer. Highly recommended.

Thank gmr00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We braved the cold on this particular day as our guest who accompanied us had just returned from living in Iceland. We literally went straight from the airport, so we were pleased to see they were open at 9am. We all had the pork belly...More

Thank heather T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here last week on a particularly grotty windy Wellington day, yet the place was still pretty busy with a wide range of customers. Had the crayfish patty sandwich which was yummy. have only ever eaten here once before, but the place certainly seems to...More

Thank f0urge0rges
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-388 2808
Welcome to our seaside cafe. Looking for great food with a quirky difference? We have taken Kiwiana to the extreme with a variety of seafood and non seafood items all cooked on our BBQ..our specialty is artisan style barbequed seafood sammies with garlic aioli and greens Grab a beanbag and enjoy the view of Wellington Harbour! Open 7 days 8.00am ish to 5.30 pm ish Fully licensed with Seating inside for 70 and Outside for 100 Bookings Please ring for booking availability Monday to Friday Weekends...Not available Our Brunch service is fast and you will be accommodated on a first come first served basis Public Holidays : No Surcharge We will be OPEN everyday except for Christmas Day
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