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Thunderbird Cafe

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1966
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (16 reviews)
“fried chicken” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The customer service of this place is completely hopeless. The girl at the counter was rude and didn't seem to enjoy being there. Such a shame, this cafe has a great location however not sure that someone is keen to pay for a poor service.

Thank gabyhba
Reviewed 1 week ago

I met a friend from overseas, who I hadn't seen in 3 years, here for a coffee. We were asked to leave after 15-20 minutes because we weren't purchasing lunch and "they needed the table". Completely rude. I understand that it is busy but that...More

Thank biancaj768
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our go-to-cafes with kids usually on a Saturday morning. This visit was a Tuesday lunchtime with a 2 adults and a 2yr old and 3yr old. We had a few options for seating so took the large booths seats to give...More

Thank Rosewell23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back again to Thunderbird Cafe and the food is still great and the service still excellent. Quirky cafe in the central city. Excellent milkshakes.

Thank Murray P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for a coffee and breakfast on December 18th and was quite taken aback at the service by the girls serving behind the counter. I had seen a sign outside that offered an egg and bacon brioche bun for 5 dollars when you...More

Thank aimee b
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Busy buzzy at lunchtime. Nice food, but a little overpriced for a chicken salad with amount on plate.

Thank bacnzl
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Twice, I've been to this cafe. Twice, I've been told to take a table and wait for someone to come and take my order. Twice, I've sat ignored at a table waiting for service, got fed up and left. On neither occasion was the cafe...More

Thank Felix M
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Visited two day in succession, only because of convenience. On the Tuesday morning, service was ok. The staff were friendly and outgoing, but somewhat self absorbed. A lot of conversation between themselves in front of customers. But service to my table was reasonably prompt and...More

Thank PedroNP
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The picture is of food ordered and delivered through the UberEats platform. It was raw - no need to say anything else.

Thank JuanNZ
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had the veggie spicy scrambled eggs at the bottom of the menu and it was soooo tasty! Also found the giant mug on the top self above the counter could be filled with a wonderful hot chocolate, add free wifi and the result was bliss!!!

1  Thank Graeme M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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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