Wellington: Loretta

Sister cafe to the famous and ever-so-popular Floriditas, Loretta is less than a block away and also on Cuba Street. Occupying a much larger store with spacious seating throughout the whole dining area, getting a table here is surprisingly easy and hassle free. We came in on a beautiful Saturday for lunch and was quickly offered a table, cool water and menu so we could decide on what to have for brunch.

Their brunch menu which runs from 10AM to 2 PM boast a variety of dishes and will have a dish for just about anyone. You can have a healthy granola, a hearty pie, a guilty waffles with bacon and even pizzas if you’re interested in sharing with your dining companions. Several gluten-free and vegetarian options for those with a specific dietary requirement.

I couldn’t resist so I had the bacon and waffles served with a generous dollop of coconut yoghurt cream and blueberry coulis. They were certainly not shy with the portion on this one. I adored the combination of bacon and waffles. The coconut yoghurt sealed the deal for me as it added just the right amount of tang. My sisters on the other hand ordered the smoked salmon, popped capers, rocket and seed bread continental breakfast as well as the smoked mackrel open wholewheat sandwich. They both enjoyed their meal.

Floriditas is a Wellingtonian favourite and their success has carried over to Loretta. Service was quick and attentive, our water glasses were topped up frequently and our plates cleared in a timely manner. The wooden decor gave the place a cool modern vibe and the food was delicious. What more can you ask for in a cafe?

Loretta | 181 Cuba Street, Wellington City

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