Zampelles Coffee Shop
(Shop 103, Westfield Mall)
Lower Hutt Central
Lower Hutt City 04-915 9014
- Mon – Wed 6:30am – 6.00pm
- Thu – Fri 6:30am – 9:00pm
- Sat 7:30am – 6.00pm
- Sun 8.30am – 5.30pm
- Children's Menu
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, Diners
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine
- Seating for: 80
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: Yes
- Takes Reservations: No
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
9 Reviews for Zampelles Coffee Shop
Hygiene, coffee and service are all lacking in standard. The staff are generally friendly, though they are far from helpful when you ask for extra utensils or napkins.
The coffee was served in a cold cup, the crema was very thin and the body of the espresso was bland.
Despite the cafe jammed packed it was very good and I would like to continue my visits there.
Thank you for noting that “non-customers” are those folks in the process of considering ordering from the menu WHILE waiting for public transport.
Today they weren’t busy and ordered a coffee while I waited for a friend. The 2 tables by the window were dirty so I moved the clutter and sat watching for my friend.
Staff were standing around talking.
Twenty mins later and another woman had received her coffee so asked where mine was. They had forgotten…again.
I was told if I hadn’t sat at a dirty table they would have bought it to me. But…I wanted to watch for my friend and put the number clearly so they could see. Why aren’t tables cleaned.?? They weren’t busy.
No apology at all. I asked for my money back and a friend and I went elsewhere for a late lunch.
We shared an omelette and a strawberry and whipped cream pancake dish with a large mochachino to share since we had already had a light breakfast.
Service and decor were ok. It’s just a cafe, so there’s nothing special about it. The drink was fine, although a bit on the sweet side. We couldn’t really taste any coffee in it, but the bowl was large enough for both of us and then some. The omelette was very poorly executed. It was watery, greasy, and flat. There was nothing to it at all and probably worse than I could do at home with on eye closed. There was no attempt at presentation or flavour, just grease, salt, and a slab of scrambled eggs with mushrooms and cheese inside with some burnt toast on the side. It was actually a chore to finish and we needed generous amounts of tomato sauce to make it palatable.
The strawberry and cream pancake, on the other hand, was a great compliment to the coffee and in hindsight, that’s all we should have ordered.
It’s probably fine for a drink and light snack to go with your drink, but for a meal, you might leave feeling disappointed.
I will go there for the service and the coffee, food need to improve