Located on the popular Cuba street, Fidel’s Cafe is definitely no stranger to Wellingtonians. We decided to come here on our last day in Wellington, on the recommendation of one of our friend’s. It was a 20 minute walk from the place we stayed and by the time we made our way there with all our luggage, we were starving.
This cafe was really crowded. Tables and chairs were clustered everywhere, so there wasn’t much room to move around. However, the cafe definitely has a cosy and rustic feel to it. My boyfriend and I were seated by the windows, which is perfect for people watching if that’s your thing.
We ordered a shake each – oreo cookie and sea salt caramel. Let me tell you, these shakes are MASSIVE and definitely worth the $8.50 you pay. They were thick and creamy, just like how shakes are suppose to be. Neither of us could finish, even though we sat there for an extra 40 minutes after we finished eating just so we could attempt to slowly take it all in. I would recommend ordering one between two to share.
Food wise, we ordered the Fidel’s feast ($22) and the popular Fidel waffles with fried chicken and toasted almonds ($18) – luckily enough, we managed to snag the last one! I loved the fried chicken on waffle combo, the flavours mixed so well together – topped with maple syrup and we have a winner!
The feast was your typical big breakfast that you get at cafes but the hollandaise sauce that was served with it was the highlight of the meal. It had this cheesy taste to it – and went so well with the chicken waffles too.
This cafe definitely has the chill weekend vibes that brunch goers look for. It’s the perfect place to be to grab your coffee or shake and enjoy a meal or two with friends and family. I will definitely go back if I’m in Wellington to try out the other delicious shakes they have on the menu.
Fidel’s Cafe / 234 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington City