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“Good Food Great Atmosphere”
Review of Te Papa Cafe

Te Papa Cafe
Ranked #190 of 1,063 Restaurants in Wellington
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

What a thrill to find a café with great food at good prices in a public Museum. The café is just across from the major Maori history exhibits and is a cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy a coffee or a meal. Comfortable lounge chairs at generously sized tables are in good supply. The food choices are wide ranging and of excellent quality.

Thank Carole P
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We went in for lunch before viewing the Gallipoli Exhibition, the cabinet food looked more like a canteen than a cafe. I ordered a tofu and veg filled bap which they advised was good to toast. The server was rather disinterested as was most of the staff, some confusion as to getting the food from one counter and we had to ask about coffee and we directed to another counter. Odd.The coffee was burnt and bitter. Tom opted for a pie which was average,The bap was so dry I couldn't eat it, and the lettuce inside it had charred and crumbled on the plate. I took it back, staff were not interested, no one looks at you, was told to go to 2 different people. Finally a very pleasant woman came up and offered me something else. I got a wrap and she kindly added some caesar salad, good service and saved the day. These were fresh and that's all anyone wants.
Having had 2 hours on the train we were ready to eat before spending most of the day at Te Papa. A cafe in this amazing place needs to match the standard of the venue.

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Thank wendy1811027
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Busy cafe at the museum, but well worth the stop for an afternoon tea or lunch. Friendly staff even during the lunch hour when they were mobbed.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in to see the displays and grabbed a gelato before wandering around. Sorbets were icy and bland, I had passion fruit gelato which was OK but not fantastic. Our son manages a gelato shop so had expected similar quality.

Thank 1assetsltd
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A perfect spot to rest while viewing exhibitions in Te Papa. We also enjoyed lunch which was fresh and delicious.

Thank mak782
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