What could be more satisfying than brunchin’ and munchin’ our way through Wellington’s top brunch spots? Lucky for you, brunch is our favourite past time, that’s why we’ve tracked down 14 of the best brunches in Wellington for the ultimate weekend food affair.
Tuck into a sophisticated weekend European-style brunch from this place. From unique hazelnut and almond granola, to bacon brioche sandwiches, smashed pea and avocado toast, poached eggs, fig tarte, and plenty more…you’ll be spoilt to something indulgent. Add a coffee for the perfect pairing!
📍262 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This hipster place offers the perfect brunch if you’re at the seaside during the summer. From 8.30am, indulge on the likes of sweet Peter Pancakes, free-range bacon and egg muffins, eggs benedict with a fishy twist and more. Be sure to order one of the best freakshakes in Wellington here too!
📍497 Karaka Bay Road, Karaka Bays, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Why not make your brunch a boozy affair by hitting up Coene’s some weekend this season? Read all about it here.
📍103 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Expect the perfect brunch spread for you and your gang. Think tahini Bircher bowls, loaded sourdough hotcakes and crumpets, breakfast tacos and even plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.
📍119 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
In a bright setting, indulge on a range of sophisticated all-day brunches. For instance, beef brisket benedict, smashed avocado, French toast with bacon, rocket, poached egg and orange-infused maple syrup, to name a few. Plus, the wholesome coffee is refreshing.
📍171 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6. Maranui Café
Head for a yummy brunch at this top-notch café. Highlights include the buttermilk pancakes stack with smoked bacon, bananas and maple syrup, the big breakfast, toasties, eggs benedict and lots more. Indeed, this spot is a real lifesaver when it comes to brunches in Wellington.
📍 7A Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
This elegant restaurant has a lovely and secluded private courtyard making it one of the most romantic dining restaurants around. But they also serves delicious ever-changing brunches, from waffles of the day to eggs benedict and more. Choose to add a coffee or make it boozy with a bloody mary or mimosa.
📍 170-172 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
8. Comes & Goes
Dying for mouth-watering waffles, maybe you desire some delicious scotch eggs, or perhaps, you’re craving Asian cuisine with a twist? Whatever it is, this spot has got you covered. You’ll surely walk away with a tummy full of satisfaction once you’ve tried the tasty desserts too.
📍 259 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
A stunning lively American café. Serving warm belly fillers like waffles and French toast, breakfast burrito tortillas and more. Be sure to try the Pain Perdu New Orleans Style French Toast with Bacon and Maple Syrup.
📍5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
10. Neo Eatery
This beautiful café is definitely a must-visit during the warmer months. You’ll find something for everyone, from classic avocados on toast to delicious berry smoothie bowls, renowned jam bagels and even satisfying keto options. Plus, it’s a great breakfast place to cure a hangover.
📍132 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Another fantastic place for grub at this quirky seafood eatery. Take in Wellington Harbour while you devour brunch. From a selection of flash sammies, to enticing breakfasts like smoothie bowls and folded eggs on toast, to huge burgers – sink into a well-deserved food coma after a long week at work, maybe even order a drink.
📍100 Shelly Bay Road, Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
12. The Botanist
This indulgent vegan eater boasts some of the best hangover breakfasts in Wellington. Devour scrambled tofu, toasties, burgers….the list is endless. Certainly, the wholesome brunch you need to refuel you for the day.
📍 219 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
This popular hotspot offers one of the best brunches to appease your tastebuds in Wellington. From continental breakfasts, scrumptious banana bread and rare gooseberry and blackberry crumpets – Loretta’s got it all! I dare you to head to their Instagram because you’ll end up pining for a visit seeing the food porn.
📍181 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
14. Fidel’s Café
This 5-star spot offers Cuban coffee and an array of homestyle eats with a twist. Opt for Cuban burritos, hot waffles covered in maple syrup or a hearty porridge to keep you fueled this season. Wonderfully, this place is also one of our favourite places for a hearty breakfast.
📍 234 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand