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Thunderbird Cafe

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154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1966
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:30
Tue 07:00 - 17:00
Wed 07:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is okay - not the flashiest of places but it does serve up a decent kiwi greasy breakfast and lunch. Have to be forced to be taken back!!

Thank BlueAnto
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nice selection of food in retro surroundings, staff helpful. Food variety OK. Not the best for large groups.

Thank John_MurphyNZ
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Bustling and busy but my coffee served in a takeaway cup, as requested, was unfortunately only lukewarm... presume it hung about on the counter or the barista was distracted and didn't check his machines temperature gauge To their credit coffee was remade and at the desired heat

Thank Matt T
Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have just been the once, but I thought it was great. Nice food, nice coffee and a nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff and seemed popular as it was packed. They have bands I think.

Thank Jakkimaree
Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had breakfast here, coffee was great. I had the vegetarian breakfast which was huge and nice although poached eggs overdone. They could easily have got another coffee out of us by asking while we were waiting for our breakfast.

Thank NathNZ
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this cafe for lunch with a family member on a week day lunch time. Got a nicely placed table quickly but this was about only good thing. I had the Thunderbird Burger and for its price ($14) it was very underwhelming. I could of ordered additional fillings but I didn't - my mistake. My guest had the chicken... More 

Thank Dobbo123
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191 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Cool place, but even if you lived with the kinda overpriced but not that tasty food, the waitresses attitude will put you off totally. This could be such a cool place with better service...

Thank Aklguy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times and the last two have been for breakfast. Both times it has taken over 30 minutes to get my meal. Maybe they are busy. It's polite to point that out as your order so you can make an informed choice about whether to order or not. Not impressed. Late for a meeting. Won't... More 

Thank na0mic
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have never written a review on here, let alone a bad review, but this visit was just all kinds of not good. Let me just say I work in hospo, so I'm quite understanding and patient of how things work, but this was just taking the piss. To start, we were told to take a seat in a near... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I've been going to Thunderbird for years. Most often for lunch with friends during the week. I usually order the vege burrito which is usually nice. Today I took my two children and mum for lunch. It was not a pleasant experience. My daughter's curly fries were luke warm. The Texas Tosser, which is basically lettuce and small lumps of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 1966

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?