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Chocolate Fish Cafe

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100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-388 2808
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Still an unbeatable experience, especially on a warm sunny day which meant we sat out on the deck drinking in the ambiance and the beer. Quite busy but no long waits. I enjoyed the triple B burger (beef, bacon, bourbon) and my wife the seafood chowder.. which she proclaimed was even better that the last time. Friendly prompt service and... More 

Thank MerlinBlaise
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely location which we visited before going to the Weta Cave, as it was very close by. It was busy, in a pretty setting. Breakfast menu was limited but was delicious - coffee was average. Excellent tea selection as well.

Thank rosieh721
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really lovely place to sit outside on a sunny day. It does get super busy though, so can be a long wait for food.

Thank Pizzafan123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here as My Elderly Mother and Sister were with me. The Staff couldn't do enough to help my Mum my Sister and myself they were fantastic.

Thank ccdd1
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We last visited when the Chocolate Fish Cafe was in its old location (and loved it there on the water front). Glad to say the coffee and cakes are just as good as we remembered them from all those years ago!!! :) Really great place to come and relax for an hour or two drinking great coffee. Really lovely staff... More 

Thank mailmannz
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the food, service and bikes and scooters for kids! Had excellent toasted sandwiches and great coffee- yum! Would recommend to anyone 👍

Thank Dunadry
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is good for lunch with friends or family groups especially. It's generally pretty busy if the weather is good, as it has a sunny front lawn, so get in early, or be prepared to wait. The food is fresh, and tasty, and the service is generally good.

Thank Ben M
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic location on a good day in Wellington! Really kid friendly (scooters and bikes provided) but also with a quiet adult only outdoor space out the back. All the hot food is cooked on a BBQ so a slightly limited menu but what's they do is very yum. Lots of fritters and patties.

Thank katinahat
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh back from Hong Kong and we wanted some of that cafe culture that NZ has an abundance of. Chocolate fish cafe did not disappoint, great scones, perfect coffee, fantastic sandwiches and a range of mouthwatering counter food that I will have to come back for. I had the chefs special, a bacon, black pudding and egg, fresh bread sammie.... More 

Thank troyman23
Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 8 friends touring from USA enjoyed a tasty lunch served by friendly proprietors. The roasted tomato and basil soup warmed me quite nicely on the wet and chilly day. My friends tried the fish, burger, and local beer-all of which were yummy.

Thank Susan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-388 2808
Welcome to our seaside cafe.
Looking for great food with a quirky difference?
We have taken Kiwiana to the extreme with a variety of seafood and non seafood items all cooked on our BBQ..our specialty is artisan style barbequed seafood sammies with garlic aioli and greens
Grab a beanbag and enjoy the view of Wellington Harbour!

Open 7 days
8.00am ish to 5.30 pm ish

Fully licensed with Seating inside for 70 and Outside for 100
Please ring for booking availability Monday to Friday
Weekends...Not available
Our Brunch service is fast and you will be accommodated on a first come first served basis

Public Holidays : No Surcharge
We will be OPEN everyday except for Christmas Day

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