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Nikau Gallery Cafe

) #137 of 686 Restaurants in Wellington €€ - €€€ Cafe, , European
Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-801 4168
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (33 reviews)
“kedgeree” (29 reviews)
“rice pudding” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The first time we visited the Nikau cafe a couple of years ago we were not impressed at all. This time we were very impressed! Food and service were great. Staff was very friendly too. For my meal I had the kedgeree which was superb!...More

Thank Lcornejo
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Met a family friend here while visiting Wellington and after wandering through Wellington Gallery (Free attraction, thank you Wellington!). The cafe was busy but we were served quickly. Efficient and friendly wait staff. I had a beautiful and simple salad (kale, radish, egg, with a...More

Thank worklifecareer
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Excellent cheese scones accompanied by a great flat white. Friendly service. Must visit, if in the area.

Thank Veena N
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The best New Zealand breakfast we had, and we had quite a few really good ones. Farm to kitchen in 20 ft (from their home garden). Don't miss the sage fried eggs and fresh squeezed orange juice!

Thank thebee007
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A local lady directed us here..she saw us map in hand and asked if she could help....I need coffee and breakfast....and she gave us good directions here....best coffee and cheeses scones in Wellington...she said. She wasn't wrong! Both were excellent...whether they're the best we can't...More

Thank Cellis7777
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with some colleagues for lunch and a glass of wine Got seat quickly after an MP, or VIP was taken care of It took over 40 minutes to get our food delivered after we asked where was it so it had to eaten...More

Thank Colm671
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We planned an early lunch arriving at 11.20am to find the lunch menu doesn't start until 11.30 am so we choose from the breakfast menu. Our meals were great, the mushrooms delicious and scrambled eggs with fresh herbs tasty. The cheese scones from the cabinet...More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I'm coeliac and need gluten free food. Nikau bake their own gf bread and it's really good. I had sage fried eggs with avocado which was an unusual take on conventional fried eggs. It was great. Great service and coffee as well.

Thank Muscadoo
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Made straight for this place on arriving in Wellington because of recommendations. Arrived about 45 - 50 minutes before advertised closing time to be told that we could have a coffee but they were no longer serving cakes (although there were some in cabinet). Extremely...More

Thank Peanuts109
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great breakfast here (after eventually finding it! Don't follow street address - it's on the outside corner of the city gallery). Has great coffee and helpful friendly staff. The scrambled eggs are really good and my two boys enjoyed the pancakes and rice...More

Thank Captoz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercer Street | City Art Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 4168
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