Fidels on Cuba Street is my favourite spot in Wellington. It holds a special place in my heart because it was pretty much my local when I lived there. My Aro Street flatties and I would feast at Fidels pretty much every weekend, a high percentage of our time there spent hung-over. In my books, if you’re in Wellington – a trip to Fidels is mandatory. The outdoor seating areas are surrounded in camouflage netting, Fidel and Cuba related clippings and artwork, rust and khaki coloured tin and hanging pot plants which birds fly in and out of. Everything on the menu is great, but the counter treats and sweets are also very tempting. For me though, it’s all about their big home-made style hash-browns. Whatever you order, make sure you get a hash-brown on the side.