It seems you’re using a browser that is a little past its time and our website might not be able to perform as it should.

If you’d like to have the best experience on WellingtonNZ.com, you can easily update your browser to get the most out of our website and many more for that matter.

dismiss this message

Ti Kouka on Willis St

By Guest 15 Sep 2014 • 6 Comments

If you have not been to Ti Kouka Cafe, upstairs at 73 Willis Street, you are definitely missing out. This is now about my fifth visit and it just gets better. I didn’t realise it’s been open since 2010!

Shep the chef/owner was trained in London and also by Al Brown. It shows. He and his brother source local, organic, seasonal produce where possible. It’s music to my ears when they accommodate those with special dietary requirements; take note gluten-free, fodmap or paleo/primal followers. Their staff have no qualms with your questions.

Ti-Kouka-muffins.jpg

Start off with a coffee. They are now using Red Rabbit and this definitely got the big thumbs up from all of us. Or choose from the large drinks menu; organic juice, chia, milkshake, fizzy or coconut water. BTW, the menu is mouth-watering, so you do need time to peruse it, as you will struggle to decide what to have! They also have blackboard specials.

You can have toast, muesli, porridge and by no means are these just stock standard options. Their descriptions are so deliciously tempting and inviting e.g. ginger ricotta hotcakes, brioche french toast or boiled, scrambled or poached eggs with chorizo or smoked salmon. Their sides are also yummy. I had organic scrambled eggs with a side of roast pumpkin, feta and balsamic but skipped the toast. Taste and presentation are divine. Lunch options can be a sticky beef or haloumi burger, pulled pork sandwich, gnocchi, or fish or chicken main.

Scrambled-eggs-and-pumpkin-Ti-Kouka.jpg

They are so accustomed to serving corporates as they are conscious of your time, and they pride themselves on the efficient delivery of drinks and meals. Their service is friendly, and nothing is a problem.

They have funky artwork on display and the place has a nice ambiance. Prices and portion sizes are good. Locals pop in just to buy a drink and something delicious from their cabinet/counter, as it’s always laden with stunning slices, pies, cakes or scones, including GF options. Their macadamia cheesecake is famous and it’s great that they always change up their baking.

Get thee to Ti Kouka!

Hours are Monday  to Friday 7.30am to 3.30pm for breakfast and lunch, and brunch 9.30 to 3.30pm on Saturday.

Written by guest blogger, Denise Menara

05a287f890620b2d4d91c896d96c9e86

Ti Kouka Cafe

Ti Kouka Cafe brings top quality food, coffee and service into a cafe environment, with a sustainable edge.

Add your comment

  • Zach on 21 Sep 2014

    Can't wait to try this place when I am next there - heard a couple of good things already and now I've read this I really have to get there! Thanks!

  • Sarah Taylor on 19 Sep 2014

    WOW never been before however you have convinced me to give it a try! Awesome write up... Love reading your blogs

  • Ronda on 19 Sep 2014

    SO important that eateries cater to customer needs &sounds like Ti Kouka does an outstanding job. Wonderful to read about restaurants that 'get it right'! Thanks for making me hungry :)

  • Julie on 18 Sep 2014

    Always forget about this restaurant.., will definitely go their next time looking for a lunch venue. Thanks for the great informative review.

  • Lizzy on 18 Sep 2014

    Next time I'm in Wellington, I will definitely stop by. What a great review - felt like I was there experiencing the meal and ambiance myself. Keep 'em coming.

  • Libby on 18 Sep 2014

    Such a great review of an amazing Wellington eatery! Ti Kouka is the BEST!! Their Sticky Beef Burger is to die for!

Discover more

Getting your 2016 WOW on

Heather checked out some of the city's 'sparkle' eats ahead of the 2016 WOW season

Eat & drink By Heather 21 Sep 2016

Laneway lovin'

Heather checked out the exciting changes happening in the city's laneways.

Eat & drink By Heather 8 Sep 2016

Popular tags

  • Close
  • Show nearby

Loading…