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Elements Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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144 Onepu Road | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-939 1292
07:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Sydney, Australia
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397 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here on a Saturday as the hotel staff recommended it. It's a fair walk down Onepu Rd from Kilbirnie and sits by itself almost on a corner away from the other cafes. It was quite busy on a Saturday morning; I sat outside and had two great coffees and the brioche with berry compote. Unfortunately the brioche was a... More 

Thank raura
Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful cafe. Food is makes you feel like your back home (mac n cheese, chicken n leek pie). The chicken salad and bacon hash also keeps me coming back. I have 2 children n they too love the food here. They have good highchairs and toys although we arent waiting long for food. Coffee is amazing and love their... More 

Thank Sonya K
Geneva, Switzerland
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155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

You know you will get great coffee, an excellent breakfast or baked treat, and service with a smile. I love Elements, and enjoy its suburban, beachy location and its spacious, simple decor. The food is really, really good, all made on the premises. Try the brown sugar brioche or cheese scone. Never disappoints.

Thank Pennie H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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221 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped by with friends for a coffee and snack Parking can be difficult when busy, but should find something in side streets It's not a big place, so tables are quite close and it's quite noisy. However that's not necessarily bad, it had a busy vibe, the service was friendly, food was excellent and coffee good.

Thank Andrew81
Feilding, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place has the best service I have experienced in a long time and for a casual dining cafe, it was outstanding. Despite being very busy, we were seated quickly and had our orders for drinks and food taken promptly without being hurried. All of our meals arrived together and our water glasses were filled promptly without the need to... More 

Thank gcb100
Porirua, New Zealand
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344 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My first visit. A friend had declared the mac cheese was the best in town and she was certainly correct. Generous portion and it was delicious. I was still tempted to try other dishes, so that means another visit very soon. I also had a nice juice, a good selection available. The apple pie did not reach the same high... More 

Thank walkingholiday
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Love the food and coffee. Great place to sit and chat with friends. Happy that they now have take away for those Saturday or Sundays when you can pick up your food in 15 minutes and eat at home.

Thank sface1963
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We visited Elements for brunch as a family to celebrate a birthday. The menu selection was ideal for the time of day and the meals were well presented and just the right serving amount. The service was A1 from all who attended us. Definitely a return visit is a must

Thank Matt1811027
Sidney, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Found this neighbourhood restaurant after a visit to the beach nearby. The food was spectacular. The salmon was perfectly cooked and served on grilled asparagus, smoked potatoes and fennel slaw. The portion was generous and the price quite reasonable.

Thank francetr
Hastings, New Zealand
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154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Called in twice during a flying visit to Wellington and left very impressed. Friendly and efficient service, great coffee and decent servings of food at reasonable prices. Nice relaxed neighbourhood feel as well. My wife apologises for standing in the doggy water bowl out front :-)

Thank KentandMichelle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Onepu Road | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-939 1292

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