A Cuba St cafe that’s not a cafe in Cuba St

by Robyn on April 4, 2011

Last week I was in sunny Napier, idly strolling down Dalton Street, when I came across this curious cafe.

Wellington theme cafe

Yes, it’s a cafe themed after a ’00s-era Wellington-style cafe. Named after our central cafe district, Cuba St cafe serves Wellington brands Havana coffee and t leaf T tea, and I was tickled to hear barbecue dub being played inside.

It almost seemed like an elaborate pisstake, or perhaps an artist creating someone with an otherwise empty shop, but it does indeed to appear to be for realz.

So if you’re visiting the sunny Hawke’s Bay and are somehow hankering for a retro Wellington cafe experience, pay a visit to Cuba St cafe. Though, it must be said, there are much better local Napier cafes worth a visit.

Joe April 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

Ha “’00s-era Wellington-style cafe”- have you been to Fidel’s recently? It’s a trip.

Scott Jackson June 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Hi there thanks for the post! It was what it was! The mix worked. Blood sweat a you know, was the life of that shop! Had so much fun! Cya all soon! (ME) Big love CUBA ST

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