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Verve Cafe

) #225 of 692 Restaurants in Wellington $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-471 1182
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 16:30All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little cafe - great cabinet food, warm and cosy out of the Welly wind - good prices on food and coffee

Thank Daniel C
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Daniel! It's a great spot to come in and chill for a bit isn't it! Thanks for the review

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I regularly go here for coffee or a meal Great food and coffee, lovely staff. Cosy in the winter, when its wet and windy outside.

Thank Liz H
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Liz! We appreciate your feedback so much, I will pass it on to all the staff here! See you again soon! Victoria

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I've eaten at Verve a number of times (either while out shopping or working near by) - and on every occasion its been ok. The coffee is good, and the selection of food is ok. The service is always reasonably quick and is certainly friendly...More

Thank arj66
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I stopped here on weekend for lunch while shopping along Lambton Quay. Had a great experience. There was lots of options to choose from with food in the cabinet, plus a menu with breakfast and lunch options. I had the lasagne, which came out bit...More

1  Thank Racheenz
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Racheenz! Thanks for your review, we're glad you liked it here! We will take your feedback on board! Hope to see you back some time soon! Victoria

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This was not far from our conference at the Waterfront, just across two streets. Lovely staff! I had Egg Benedict, I love runny eggs they were hard poached which was disappointing, but if I had asked they probably would have done some new ones, but...More

Thank Patricia B
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Patricia! Thank you for your review, all your feedback will be passed on to the staff. We would have definitely remade the meal as it was not up to your standards. Victoria.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to have a great coffee and awesome service with a smile. Centrally located almost opposite David Jones so handy place between shopping sessions

Thank tiger96_nz
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your review tiger96_nz. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here! I will pass on that positive feedback to all the staff. Victoria, Cafe Manager.

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I used to go to Verve cafe often back in the day, so we thought we would visit again. We had wedges, filo pastry, and coffees. The hot chocolate was delicious! The wedges were a great level of spice, with sour cream and sweet chilli....More

1  Thank Tania W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We went for a lunch ..all was tasty and reasonably priced..The feta and spinach filo was served with a large healthy red cabbage salad and the wedges were spicy seasoned and yummy. The lasagne was pretty standard . Coffee was strong and smooth and service...More

1  Thank Janine45
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Same same as last time - so good that is consistent. Service is friendly and food is fresh - black board menu and lots of cabinet choice. Really busy and loud at peak lunch time. No issues going back - but nothing that sets it...More

1  Thank amr100
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ordered scrambled eggs on multi grain toast and it was just that. Could do with some little garnish as added attraction and balance on plate.

Thank Teresa C
Verve W, General Manager at Verve Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your review Teresa. We have taken what you have mentioned on board!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-471 1182
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