Archive for the ‘Cafe’ Category

Like a phoenix, Espressoholic reopens

espressoholic_wellingtonEspressoholic, the darling of Wellington’s clubbers, shoppers and passionate lovers of white chocolate cheesecake, has finally reopened! After being dealt a body-blow by their landlord (who kicked them out and gave the old location and staff to his daughter) they are at a new location on Cuba Street, where Dorothy’s used to be.

So, what’s changed? What’s new? Should we boycott the daughter’s place, Enigma? Read on! Continue reading


Simply Paris – slow but sexy?

Simply Paris, that lovely little cafe on Cuba Street is a great spot for breakfast or lunch and of course, their cakes and pastries are delicious! But what about the service?

We just had brunch there and after hanging around for far too long before being offered a table we then had to wait five minutes for a waiter. Or, more precisely, we gave up after five minutes and went to the counter and ordered. But with cash in hand the question “Do you want to pay now?” seemed a touch redundant. But when it took the lass a couple of minutes to tap four items into the register perhaps I should have taken the hint and sat back down! Continue reading

Ice Coffee Round-up!

Laura and I love a good icy drink at our favourite cafes, and as summer is coming (one day!) it’s time to look at where in Wellington you can get a great ice coffee! In this review we cover six popular cafes and give you the low-down on which serves the best ice coffee!

Parade Cafe

Parade Cafe Ice Coffee

Cost: $5.50
Rating: 7.5/10
Comment: Tastes good, but expensive!

Peter : The Parade Cafe is a great spot on Wellington’s waterfront. On a fine day it’s a pleasant walk from the centre of town and after a coffee or a bite to eat you can enjoy a stroll along the harbour (and end up having an ice cream at Kaffee Eis, Bonus!). Parade Cafe is known for its good food and great patio space, so we thought it a good idea to examine their ice coffee in detail. Continue reading

Aro Cafe

Aro CafePeter: Half way up Aro Valley there’s a nice little cluster of shops, which include Aro Cafe, a great place to stop and watch people go by on a sunny day. Laura and I ended up here after going to the Aro Valley Fair. Fair? Well, more like whatever a few of the locals could scrape off their floor, throw on a table, and stick a price label to. But even if the fair was a bit of a disappointment the cafe turned out to be a nice place to stop and have a bite.

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Wakefield Market

Wakefield MarketLaura: When I first came to NZ, many years ago, my parents’ friends brought me to this food hall market. From the outside the market looks old and a bit run down. There was only a small sign of the place which indicated that they sell food in there, unlike now, where they have a big sign saying ethnic food stalls. When you enter the place, you can smell food, glorious food!! well Asian food mostly…The smell that will stick on you if you stay for a bit too long, and that’s one thing I kinda dislike about this place. I smell like food every time I eat there, but this doesn’t stop me from going, the food they sell is good!

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