Wellington City 04 384-8881
- Mon – Sun from 9am
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Out Catering
- Children's Play Area
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 85
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Located in the Heart of Cuba Street, Plum serves contemporary Kiwi cuisine with a twist, lifting it from standard fare to the King of the Cafe Tree on Cuba.
Past Accolades include:
Voted “Best Fair Trade Coffee” – Capital Times.
Voted in “Top 10 Summer Destinations” – Dominion Post.
Organic Milk, Fair Trade Coffee & Free Range Ingredients.
Suitable for Dinner & Cocktail functions, Exhibits & Opening Nights (Up to 110 guests capacity or 60 for seated events).
Set menu options available – Canapé menu’s tailored to suit.
23 Reviews for Plum Cafe
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The service is friendly but still efficient and every time I go people are always happy with what they get. They also have no problem with people paying separately which is handy when you’re with a big crowd.
I highly recommend the steak sandwich!
Update May 2011: My husband and I and some friends returned for brunch a couple of weeks ago. The menu has changed, but the food as delicious and the service as friendly and efficient as always. Definitely one of the best places in Wellington for brunch.
The meal was simple, well cooked and just exceptional.
This is a cosy cafe/bar on Cuba Mall that is well worth a visit.
The vibes are really good. It’s obviously a very popular place to eat. The friendly staff were attentive and efficient,making sure we were served promptly.
The menu offers an appetising range of choices.We chose the signature dishes
Plumster- Eggs, Breakfast Sausage, Wairarapa Bacon, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, House Made Hash Browns, Hollandaise & Toast 22.00 half portion 15.00
Vege Plumster- Eggs, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, Avocado, House Made Hash Browns, Hollandaise & Toast same prices. The half portion was more than enough for me.
I really appreciated the avocado and hollandaise being served on separate small dishes on the larger plate, so that the quantity added to the meal was my choice at the table.
Really healthy and helpful in my first week of a gym membership!
I had the (apparently famous) pork belly. Beautiful flavours, perfectly cooked and the right portion size.
Vegetables and Potatoes are each extra , and at $8 each I skipped them, but if you have a large appetite you’d probably want them.
That left me room for the dessert – chocolate mousse served in a tulip cup, with pickled raspberries. Again it was spot on. Rich, delicious, a good serving but not too much.
We paid $100 for 2, with a cocktail each, main and dessert, one coffee, no sides. So it isn’t a cheap eat, but I felt like some good quality food and it hit the mark. (I should note that there were lighter salad mains under $20 available.)
The service was knowledgeable, and hit the right note.
One thing I suspect the servers will have picked up on already – a few people had apparently thought that they could use their entertainment book on Valentine’s Day – a wee note as you come in by the till would be helpful
I had a sticky pork belly with mashed potatoes on a green apple sauce (or something like that). It was awesome. I love pork belly and it was perfect. The skin was crispy and sticky, a pleasure to chew on! And the meat itself was great: tender and cooked to its best point. The mashed potatoes were the ideal combination, amazing taste as well.
I work in hospitality and try to give my best customer service. So I think it would´ve been appropriate if the staff at Plum Café had checked on my meal as I was eating it and not after I finished it. Working in the industry I find that a lot of customers don’t ask for more drinks or speak their minds regarding their dishes unless asked for by their waiter. Personally, I think that would make a big difference to improve customer service. Overall, I found it alright.
After finishing my meal I got a coffee and it was so nice that it actually made my day. I usually drink coffee in a sip or two, but this one I really wanted to savour it. Totally recommended!
Might go back next time to try their brunch menu. I was very tempted by many of their options. Though I was more in a lunch mood today. And the food was better than I expected.
Good service (not amazing), and really liked the decor.
I have now changed my rating as the owner did come back and advised why the service was not so great he also sent a voucher which was very unexpected but pleasing also. Thank you to the management for taking on board the view so based on this I have changed my rating.
Ok guys i gifted the voucher to my mother in law who used who had brunch on 22.12.12 and she said the meal was absolutely fantastic they had the plum breakfast excellent atmosphere service and food. Thank you very much have a great new year
Service is average. The place is reasonably tightly packed. Waitresses keep on bumping against our table, spilling our coffee in their dishes.
I’ll probably try another cafe for brunch next time.
A nice spot to catch up on the morning paper (I like that they have plenty of copies available for patrons).
And I love that they play that quintessential Wellington sound when they play Trinity Roots on the sound system.
Very groovy. Very comfy. Rather a favourite.
I went there for brunch this weekend and while my scone and tea arrived promptly, half an hour later we were still waiting for the Steak sandwich ordered by my friend. We asked a waitress whether there was a problem and she disappeared, eventually returning to say the food would be 3 minutes.
10 minutes later nothing had happened so we asked a different waiter what the story was. He said he would go and find out. Another 10 minutes later (after the 2nd waiter had not reappeared) we asked if the manager could come and speak to us.
The acting manager turned up at the table another 5 minutes later (almost a full hour after we had sat down) and explained that the usual manager had suffered a bereavement, and so was unable to speak with us (no complaints there – I have no problem with people having time off for bereavement, and this explained why the order had perhaps fallen between the cracks).
We explained that we were on the verge of leaving and asked whether we might have the meals for free, which the acting manager agreed to. However, as he was leaving the table, he petulantly threw the blame back on us, reprimanding us for not bringing the issue to his attention earlier. This is so ridiculous. We had asked THREE different people what the story was with the food, and you shouldn’t have to follow your order up when you’re in a cafe.
I have no problem with cafe staff making mistakes (I’ve worked in hospitality, I know what it’s like) but I don’t go to a cafe for someone to be rude to me, and the sheer rudeness of this man means I will never be eating there again, I will recommend my friends don’t go there again, and I have signed up to MenuMania specifically so I could post this review.
This was a great experience as the Burger (accompanied by Chunky fries, Aioli & Tomato Sauce) was delivered quickly, conducive with my schedule for the day.
With Blue Cheese, Crispy Pancetta, Beetroot Relish & a Wholesome but light bun, the Burger rocked!
The cafe was extremely busy for 10am on a Sunday, but the waiter was attentive to detail & full of humour. Eggs were Free range & all perfectly cooked. The meals were fantastic and the coffee was superb. Also, the only place where my besty who regularly orders a “decaf soy bowl” was not sneered at. Well done Plum
The Cokes ended up being this organic Cola, which would have been nice if we were notified but it was still good in the end.
The mains came out a while later and they were delicious, we ordered a side of Fries and they came out with 3 sauces, Tomato Sauce, Aioli and Gravy! why haven’t we ever thought about serving fries with Gravy it was yum!.
All in all, great dishes and a nice place to eat if your not after a quiet dining experience.