Wellington City 04-499 2999
- Mon 7.30pm – 4pm
- Tues 7.30pm – 4pm
- Wed-Fri 7.30am – 9pm
- Sat 9am – 9pm
- Sun 9am – 4pm
- Business Dining
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 65
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Finc is a Cafe by day, Bistro restaurant by night.
Located opposite the Wellington town hall and Michael Fowler centres; Finc dining room is a perfect stop prior to a concert or show in the evening.
Finc chooses to support locally owned, boutique growers & producers, trading fairly, organically and free-range as much as possible. Our ingredients reflect quality not quantity as we care about what you consume.
You’ll experience fabulous contemporary fare with a Pacific Rim influence; in a casual, friendly, professional environment offering, innovative touches which make it a unique dining space.
26 Reviews for Finc
Seated promptly, but then waited awhile before being asked if we would like drinks. Duly ordered, along with our breakfast, we then waited and waited. Watched people who arrived and ordered after us receive their drinks.
We were about to see where our drinks were when our food arrived. We asked where our drinks were (mainly because we had a toddler and it was going to be impossible to eat our own meals if he didn’t have his fluffy to entertain him) and they duly arrived with speed. Obviously there had been a mix up of some kind because they had clearly been made in a hurry. Coffee was over extracted, bitter and lukewarm.
On the food front we fared better. The Turkish eggs were absolutely delicious. The mushrooms on brioche were also tasty but overpriced for the small serving size.
Finc is child friendly with high chairs and toys so we’ll probably give it another shot – just not in a hurry.
Food took a little while to come out but the restaurant had filled up at that point so it was understandable and not really that long. Wine could have come a little bit sooner but arrive just before our mains.
The food was fabulous! My chicken skewers were perfectly cooked and the accompanying sauces were fantastic. The salad was fresh and tasty. Perfectly sized portion. My friend had the beetroot and falafel salid which she enjoyed but did mention that the falafel was rather hard.
Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. I would definitely go back again!
Coffee- cappuccino -was average. I know who made it, but I can’t say that is the standard of this cafe or it was just that staff.
Service – 1 staff was not friendly at the counter who got the order and made coffee and brought me Roti, but the other 2 were friendly.
The atmosphere was quite good and I’ll try again this cafe another time. I would have liked to give 4 star if the service was a bit better.
The service was friendly enough however.
No problems with the food and I would suggest the Sticky Tamarind Chicken Skewer.
Good place for lunch if you are on holiday.
This was the start of an entirely underwhelming experience.
Wait staff were quick to come and take our orders, but it took 30 minutes to deliver our mushrooms on toast and felafel and beet salad. By this stage we were ravenous.
Second disappointment, felafels were thumb sized and rock like… inedible unfortunately and spent the rest of the meal on the side of the plate. Whilst the dressing was lovely I kept looking at the plate of lettuce leaves and a couple of slices of beetroot and wondering how this could possibly be $19NZD. Really?
My friend asked for more bread for her meal as it really needed more than one palm sized slice to eat with a cup of mushrooms.
On leaving I thought it might be good to offer some friendly feedback to our waitress – that the felafels were rock hard and I found it hard to believe that we were getting value for money. I was very surprised to be told, “well that is just the way we do it.” No apology, nothing.
Fortunately for me, I know not to go back. Unfortunately for them, it was a missed opportunity to put something right. And save themselves from a negative review.
Conclusion: Over priced, slow and poor customer service.
Have also been there for high tea, which is excellent value for money compared to many others around town. The ham and egg sandwiches are so yummy as are the lovely fluffy scones served with cream and jam. Topped off with other gorgeous treats, and served on an eclectic mix of fine china. Such a great afternoon with the girls.
Definitely recommend, family friendly (although they could do with a change table in the loos), food is excellent and unique, and the staff are lovely.
Had the eggs Benedict and a delicious banana smoothy. The eggs were cooked perfectly.
Wait staff friendly but not overly creepy, like some other cafés in Wellington are, even the kitchen staff were nice. I was having trouble with the bathroom lights (embarrassing) and their kitchen hand came out and showed me how it all works.
Keep doing what your doing and I’ll keep coming back.
The only thing on the plate was the steak which for the price was not that well presented.
This was a meal that should have been considerably cheaper and I would be careful about whether you are getting value for money.
Loving the friendly vibe of this cafe, staff, and its other patrons.
Yum cappuccino, could be improved by Barista-grade soy, which doesn’t have that goaty-flavour to it.
Original heritage tiled floor is gorgeous, while the bohemian-style slightly mis-matched wooden chairs & cushioned bench seats give an arty/edgy feel to the place.
We both hit the eggs on toast with sides. One set of Poached on Ciabatta and one of Scrambled on Vogels. Both were good, although the poached may have been slightly under-done. The butter came close to the award for best butter in a Wellington Cafe – Actual Butter (not in a foil covered plastic container), at a nice soft consistency – easily spreadable, but the ‘slightly not enough per serving’ was a slight drawback. Two fantastic sausages, the equal of any we have found, for just $4 as a side. A Potato Cake of top quality – not quite the equal of Mixed Business’ hash browns – but getting close… two excellent flat mushrooms and a generous portion of bacon which was well cooked, although still had rind, a minor quibble perhaps but with rindless bacon so commonplace why not just use that? All accompanied by two very good coffees, and good service… when asked if there was any possibility of a side bowl of rocket sauce or tomato chutney of some sort, rocket sauce arrived promptly, for two as well, even though only one was asked for. The views of the street were constricted but the cosy surrounds make for a comfortable (with nice cushions) retreat from the early morning chill.
I wouldn’t recommend going for lunch because there is a long, long wait for food and drinks. We did have a waitress but it was better to go to the counter because we were waiting so long.
The food looked really good but it just wasn’t quite right in flavour. Three of us had the vege lasagna which was not a good combination of flavours and it needed some chutney on the side or something. Mine was late and fridge cold in the middle. The other two were just warm.
The best thing we got was crunchy potatoes with aioli and tomato sauce and also a “no moo tutti frutti” and the English breakfast tea.
But besides forgetting a coffee, it makes me wonder if they have enough staff to cope with lunchtime???
Otherwise, I think they have potential to impress but we wont be going back during lunchtime.
I can’t believe this place is a cafe in the day for the food they serve in the evening.
My mother has visited from the States on several occasions and can not stop talking about the apple crumble…the best she’s ever had! Great service and a great price for the portions and quality.