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For over 165 years, our place here in Te Aro, Wellington, has been a favourite meeting place for locals. We love being part of the community, and we are ready to throw in the hard yards to make sure everyone who visits us has a great time. 

The Cross has something for everyone - have a look around and choose the perfect spot to suit your mood. Each area has been designed to create a different experience, a different ambience. Bring in your team from work, your mates, your kids, your grandparents, your study group, your special someone, your laptop, your dog (in the garden bar!) or your party guests – we can set you up with a space, top-notch food and drinks to suit your occasion. 

There’s no room for getting bored here – we’re not just a place to grab a drink. Each week is chocka with events and entertainment – from massages for new parents, to live gigs, to quizzes, to life drawing classes and outdoor movies! We have magazines, newspapers & boardgames on hand too, as well as free wifi! Check out our website for all the details. 

We’re proud to be a certified Conscious Consumers’ business by using only fair-trade bananas, coffee & chocolate, free-range eggs & chicken, free-farmed pork and sustainable seafood, and by doing our part with recycling, composting, eco-packaging and food rescue.

We’re passionate about doing our very best to cater to all different types of dietary requirements. Our lovely bakers and chefs are always stocking up the cabinet and menu with lots of vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and sugar free options.

We’re proud to offer a large and diverse range of the very best homemade & locally produced beverages. From freshly squeezed juices & organic coffee to craft beer, independent wine & even homemade mulled wine & cider in the cooler months - we’ve got something for everyone.