Wellington City 04-473 8500
- Mon – Fri 7am – 7:30pm
- Sat & Sun 8am – 4pm
- Public holidays 9am – 4pm
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 150
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: No
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Wi-Fi: Free
Astoria, Wellington’s iconic cafe, has proudly served over 1000 customers daily, since 1996.
Perched on the edge of Midland Park, at the heart of Wellington’s shopping and business districts, Astoria offers a blend of grand European café culture and the quintessential bustle of Wellington city life.
Two giant Wega espresso machines are never silent, humming away throughout the day, satisfying the caffeine needs of Wellingtonians who know great coffee.
Our food is intended to nourish and indulge. It is uncluttered and generous – familiar with flare. Vegetarian and gluten-free patrons will not be disappointed and all produce is free-range where possible.
Breakfast includes time-honoured classics – some things are too good to meddle with.
The lunch menu is served throughout the afternoon and into the evening, with the addition of plates to share.
17 Reviews for Astoria
Also they don’t use trim milk, some of us would like to retain our waistlines and not look like the back of one of the bus’s across the road thanks.
As added bonus when my plate was cleared by a happy looking owner? Was offered further coffee’s which then were brought to my table. Best of both worlds! – Fast service to start and then table service later on. A very busy establishment that has been around ages – something must be right!
Lastly the food was disgusting. We ordered scrambled eggs which resembled rubbery baby vomit and didn’t taste too disimilar to vomit either. The bacon sandwich was too much bread, not enough filler and the fries were no different than McDonalds fries.
I definitely would not go back.
I know it may sound strange but I hadn’t really clicked that they are also open in the evening.
I went with a work group last Thursday and had a great time.
We were looked after by the Irish guy at the table. He set up a tab and made sure we were never short of a drink. He also recommended a selection of snacks for us to share.
I have always used my coffee loyalty card at Astoria and now they have one for wine and beer too. I’ll definitely be returning to get a few more notches on that! My share of the bill was $28 which I think was excellent value for all that we had.
The coffee was good – I had the mochacino which is priced a little higher than other cafes but came in a large mug. The only fallback was the fact that I had to carry the coffee to my own table which was rather difficult as the cup was filled to the brim and I was carrying a very heavy big bag. Despite what was discussed below, I don’t believe it is the most efficient service and it is not customer-friendly.
Regardless, I enjoyed the food and coffee, and I will go back to Astoria if I ever feel like splurging for lunch.
The Environment is quite nice when it’s not overly busy, the staff look happy and provide nice service.
I plan to come back and try some meals when it’s not hugely busy; as it always seems to be when I walk past.
I recommend the Fries and the Mayo/Aioli that comes with them; they are THE fries you will have wanted elsewhere for the price, but never got unless you come here.
Worth a visit in Wellington so far.
To make matters worse, a friend of my always seems to have her coffee brought to the table. She says she is part of the “in crowd” there. Clearly, I am not and I have to mill around waiting for mine.
Doesn’t make me feel very valued as a customer!!
Bit of a shame, it is a great venue. I just wish some other crowd was managing it.
The atmosphere seems nice, and the people that do go there seem to like it, but they’ve lost me as a potential customer with their inability to provide what I want.