For over 25 years Caffe L’affare, our flagship roastery and daytime eatery, has been our home – a sprawling, eclectic and bustling 120-seater café situated in the heart of Te Aro, Wellington.

In 2016 we opened L’affare Melrose, a roastery café seating 70. Nestled within the most interesting street in Newmarket, Auckland, its look is informed by our iconic Wellington hub with a distinct contemporary flavour.

27 College Street
Te Aro, Wellington
New Zealand
T: 04 385 5268
Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm
Saturday: 8am to 4pm
Sunday: 9am to 4pm

*Please refer to our Facebook page for holiday open/close dates


22 Melrose Street
Newmarket, Auckland
New Zealand
T: 09 378 9416
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Friday: 7am to 2.30pm
Saturday: 8am to 2.30pm
Sunday: 9am to 2.30pm

*Please refer to our Facebook page for holiday open/close dates


Looking for a venue for your next function? Find out more about how you can use both our Melrose and College Street cafes.

L’affare Newmarket Venue Hire

L’affare College Street Venue Hire – Wellington

Give us a call on 0800LAFFARE or email info@laffare.co.nz

Holiday Hours

Check Facebook for our hours during public holidays.


We’ve poached over two million eggs, brewed four million coffees and served eight million customers – so we know a thing or two about providing great food, coffee and service.

Our inviting menus change seasonally and include fresh ingredients sourced from local producers. We also have a range of delicious sandwiches and sweet treats to take away.

We have included menu samples below to give you a taste of what to expect when you come to one of our cafès.

College Street Menu

Newmarket Menu