(cnr Para St & Rotherham Terrace)
Wellington City 04-380 7273
- Brunch: Tues – Sat 8am – 3pm
- Dinner: Wed – Sat 5:30pm – late
- Sun/Mon Closed
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 40 main room, 21 lounge room, 10 Bar
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Owners Chef David Thurlow, Josh Pointon and Valentina Dias invite you to Cafe Polo, your friendly local bistro. Cafe Polo’s focus aims to bring you the best produce thoughtfully prepared based on the principles of ‘Slow Food’ – supporting local suppliers, using free range meat and eggs and organic fair trade coffee – with great service to match.
Open for breakfast & lunch 5 days a week and dinner 4 nights a week.
Cafe Polo was selected by Vogue Australia Travel & Entertaining and Time Out Sydney as one of the top places to eat in Wellington. With numerous awards over the past 5 years we invite you to come and see for yourself.
Chef Thurlow is a local award winning chef having worked at Logan Brown, Government House and the Savoy Group in London. Josh Pointon is a Miramar local having spent time in Sydney working at top restaurants such as FortyOne and Fix St James. Valentina Dias also lives locally and is the founder of Pudding Lane artisan puddings and pies and an investor in the new Roxy Cinema, Miramar.
15 Reviews for Cafe Polo
Their coffee is delicious, both their counter and menu food is always incredible (highly recommend their beans with smoked ham and herb crumb and caramel brownie) and their service is always much faster than you expect given how busy they always are.
Probably our favourite place for brunch in Wellington. And they have highchairs and toys for little people
Would go as far as saying its one of Wellington’s best restaurants.
Food was perfect – portions, seasoning and quality.
It’s was a dining experience that we savoured.
You could tell there was a lot of love in the food!
Staff were lovely and attentive.
Atmosphere was buzzing.
Desserts were amazing.
Will definitely be going back!!
good coffees. friendly service. the perfect pre-airport brunch.
my friend had the pancakes and found them a bit heavy, but my meal was great.
For $18.50……I was astonished!
Is this price reflective of the clientele they imaging being a captive market out here in “Wellywood”??
Not happy with it at all. No sides, no flavour & no imagination. Zany Zeus ricotta and goat’s cheese fritter Was bland. Spiced beetroot was weak. Hummus and toasted walnuts (Minuscule amount) in a sesame seed bun, with onion rings and hand-cut truffled fries (3 on the plate!?)
The Eastern Suburbs are being taken for a ride!
Had two entrees which was sufficient and dessert, of course.
Will call again.
Eastern suburbs – try your local cafes.
Saves driving into the city.
They change the menu regularly to keep it interesting and their philosophy of using fresh and local ingredients is always evident. Everything is always cooked perfectly. I have never had a bad meal yet and we eat there at least once or twice a month (evening service).
For the purpose of providing a balanced review, I must mention the only thing I can think of that is a tiny negative: The wine list could be longer and possibly a tad more sophisticated, although the wines they do keep are generally good.
Dave is a culinary wizard, and Valentina runs an amazing business – great team and great restaurant. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good night out in the suburbs.
The entrees of which I had clams were cooked perfectly and the others were just as tantalising.
The main courses were cooked to perfection but the most outstanding part of the evening was the service.
I will not go into what we had to eat as it was beautiful but the service was just as outstanding.
It is difficult to cook good food but is more difficult to find good people to present it and make your customers feel good while being there and this restaurant does just that, food and staff wise.
The highest rating, for a restaurant that deserves nothing less.
Go and you will certainly not be dissapointed.