Wellington Eating : Fidels

Eggs Florentine with salmon and a hash brown on the side

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.

Bean and scrambled egg burrito

Eggs Florentine with Avocado, hash brown on the side.

oreo donuts

Grilled haloumi, with chutney on toast, hash brown on the side (of course), poached egg.

A mini door beside one of the outside tables, one of the many cool details throughout the cafe.




One Response to Wellington Eating : Fidels

  1. jennahq November 30, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    I am heading to Wellington on Wednesday next week and I’ve taken your Pickles advice, and although I lived in Wellington and spent a decent amount of time at Fidel’s, I’m passing it up for Rhythm cafe on Willis Street. It was a hard decision. But proximity to hotel was the deciding factor and laziness prevailed :)

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