A relaxed, friendly café with great food and coffee and lots of space. Located on the mezzanine floor of the Wellington City Library, it opens onto Civic Square so if it’s too busy inside, you can eat outside in the square.
Best place ever. Lovely decor. Lovely staff- especially this nice young lady with glasses. Always very friendly. Great how there’s free water for when you get a headache from reading too much (hehe), and close to the toilets. Fantastic. Good service and cheap. Get a millionaires shortbread, you won’t be disappointed (although your doctor might!).
This place was a natural hang out for me and my friends in College, and since coming back to Wellington in March 2011, this place hasn’t changed much; which is good. It’s still a good place to chill, it’s still got nice customer service, the sausage rolls are still HUGE (and good with Tomato Sauce), and the Millionaires are a nice chocolate caramel treat.
Its a really nice setup for the Wellington Central Library building, and it delivers on so many levels.
it’s hard not to like the overall environment and atmosphere of this place.
Clark’s is a cosy cafe in the Wellington Library. Child-friendly, it also offers a haven away from the noise outside with distinguished decor. A wide selection of counter food is available. Although prices have steadily crept up over the years, this does not seem to deter the lunch time rush. Service is generally efficient (this largely depends on who is working on the day). Clark’s is great place to enjoy a book with lunch or a cup of coffee.
It is pretty standard to make takeaway coffees before dine-in coffees. You usually wouldn’t notice in other cafes because you are sitting down – Clark’s is a bit different as they don’t run the coffees, you wait until they are made & they call the orders. I have noticed this can cause confusion if say 3 trim flat whites come up at once! Also the design of the counter can cause a bottleneck. I don’t think they were being discriminating…
Clark’s is a busy place, I have always found their service to be friendly & efficient. The food is good. The only complaint I would have is the lighting can be a bit dingy in places – but you can always go & sit in Civic Square in the sun.
esterday, i asked for a flat white and was waiting in the queue. Someone who came next to me also paid for a flat white take away. But despite not being the next to be served, she said ‘can I have my flat white take away please?’ and the person immediately conceded. Now what am I? A non-entity? That the other customer may have been in a hurry is a lame justification. Either she or the one who was attending to her should have had the curtsey to acknowledge me. Is this one of the several kinds of subtle discrimination I am observing during the past 4 months in this country?