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.

For more info on functions at L’affare Newmarket, please email simone@laffare.co.nz

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