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Vista Cafe

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106 oriental Parade, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Vista)
+64 4-385 7724
08:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited vista on Sunday for lunch recently. The food was outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Bryan F
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Tried one of Tim Coney's wines on recommendation of owner. Enjoyed very much and will visit winery in Gladstone ASAP.

Thank Trevor J
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1,360 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I was relieved to find The Vista Cafe two doors down from my hotel as it offers an excellent alternative to the rather average buffet breakfast at the Copthorne Hotel. Good range of breakfast options, nice coffee and pleasant staff. Dinner here also looked good and if I'd stayed longer in Wellington I definitely would have tried it based on... More 

Thank Belgo96
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had walked past this cafe a number of times. But last night it was after 9pm and we decided to give it a try. The decor was warm and inviting. The waitress was friendly, professional and respectful of my dietary requirements. The menu had a variety of dishes: a number of which could be eaten tapas style. Mains were... More 

Thank Glenda P
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306 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I don't remember licking the plate as a child --- but at Vista I wanted to lick-the-plate. I ate at Vista on two separate visits and each meal was OUTSTANDING. Locals seem to have an inside track to the food at this restaurant as the place was loaded with sharp-looking, food-conscious Wellington people. A friend did a take-out dinner at... More 

1 Thank Coffeecup1390
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

No pretentions, just good food cooked to perfection within walking distance of the CBD. The owner's recommendations were spot on. Best meal we've enjoyed for ages. I wish we had a Vista Cafe back home.

1 Thank Jan H
San Jose, California
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

What a wonderful surprise! I had just departed a Crystal Cruise (which is renown for it's cuisine) and spent some time in Wellington. The Vista was next door to our hotel, so we gave it a try. We both agreed that it was one of the best meals we had EVER had. Simon was a real treat to know, as... More 

1 Thank PjWorldTravels
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited Vista on two occasions recently for breakfast and were very impressed with the service and food. I have had good old bacon and eggs while my friends have enjoyed pancakes. We will be back when next in Wellington

1 Thank bernie h
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433 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We ate here 5 years ago walking past when the World Cup was on. An this week we were in the neighbourhood again. The same owner is there and we really enjoyed the food, conversation and the service. The Whitebait Omelette ( more than a fritter) was excellent, and the wines are eclectic and local. I would really recommend it.

1 Thank anecessaryevil
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

You know how when you go somewhere and you meet someone unpleasant? You really hope that it is just a bad day for them, that something has gone wrong and they are normally a pleasant and friendly person. The staff member attending to us fell into this category. I thought it was because we had a wriggly one year old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 oriental Parade, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Vista)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 7724

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