Better than bread: Wellington's best toast

Take the best locally-made sourdough bread, carefully toast to perfection and slather with delicious toppings. Sometimes simple is best.

Leeds Street Bakery

Unit 6g/14 Leeds Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Let the smell of freshly baked cookies guide you to this popular bakery. Leeds Street Bakery is one of the most celebrated artisan producers in Wellington and can be found on Hannahs Laneway.

As well as those famous salted caramel cookies (which come in regular and gluten-free versions), the bakery produces delicious bread and other baked goods which are supplied to cafés around Wellington.

Peoples Coffee

12 Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington

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Toast and coffee are an age-old pairing given new life at Peoples Coffee on Riddiford Street and Lukes Lane.

Serving their 100% organic and fair trade coffee which is roasted locally at their Newtown roastery, along with toast made from locally made Shelly Bay Baker bread, makes for a very local breakfast, indeed.

Their toast menu features one sweet toast, one savoury toast and one special toast for good measure – perfect paired with an espresso or a mug of filter coffee for a breakfast of champions.


4 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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A sleek and simple café showcasing a small but perfectly curated collection of Wellington’s best counter food from favourite bakers and producers around town including vibrant salads by Queen Sally’s Diamond Deli and a seasonal toast menu starring Wellington Sourdough. After an Acme coffee and a Tomboy doughnut, take a walk through to Small Acorns for a browse around one of Wellington’s top home interior stores.

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