Brunch is the key to my heart. What about you?
Spring has arrived, and lockdown levels are decreasing, so we are more likely to venture outdoors for some fun. But what could be more satisfying, on a warm weekend, 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 8 of the best brunches in Wellington for you foodies to indulge on.
1. Maranui Café
Take in the sea air and head for a yummy brunch in the sun at this top-notch café. Some highlights include the buttermilk pancake 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
2. 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
Those with a sweet tooth need to try out brunch from this dessert café. Think gluten-free quiche, cheese rolls, Bakewell tart, and our personal favourite, the Ice Cream Brownie Bar. This dish is made up of your choice of brownie, from vegemite to peanut butter and jelly, salted caramel and more, paired with any selection of ice cream and sauces, topped with plenty of goodies. No wonder this place is home to one of the most instagrammable tasty foods in Wellington.
📍 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
A stunning lively café that takes its influence from New Orleans and New Zealand cuisine. Serving scrumptious warm belly fillers like a large selection of waffles and French toast, breakfast burrito tortillas, and all-day brunch for enthusiasts at weekends. Be sure to try the Pain Perdu New Orleans Style French Toast with Bacon and Maple Syrup. Excitingly, this spot is also home to one of the best freakshakes in Wellington.
📍5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
5. 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, veggie breakfasts, renowned jam bagels and even a selection of satisfying keto options. Check out the Neo website for more information.
📍132 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Another fantastic place for grub at this quirky seafood eatery. Take in Wellington Harbour from the alfresco seating area while you devour your delicious brunch. From a selection of flash sammies, to enticing breakfasts like smoothie bowls and folded eggs on toast, to huge burgers – you can 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
This popular hotspot offers one of the best summer brunches to appease your tastebuds in Wellington. From continental breakfasts, to 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 after seeing the food porn.
📍181 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
8. 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 during summer. Wonderfully, this place is also one of our favourite places for a hearty breakfast that will cure a hangover.
📍 234 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand