Important Update

Olive will be closed for 6 weeks for earthquake strengthening from Monday 4th June until Mon 16th July. Olive will be operating in the Food Pods at Moore Wilson from Mon 18th June for 3 weeks, 7 days a week from 10am-3pm.

Wellington Cafe & Restaurant


Olive is an institution on Wellington’s Cuba Street. Alongside the famous street’s other locales, we serve a loyal contingent of regular clientele who are the heart of Olive.

Olive cafe menu.


Our Food

Amazing desserts at the Olive cafe.
Fine Cuisine at the Olive, Wellington.
Drinks at the Olive cafe, Cuba street.
Fine Cuisine at the Olive, Wellington.

breakfast, lunch and dinner


Wander in for a morning coffee and a cheese and chilli scone or a Bloody Mary and Olive’s big breakfast. Lounge in our courtyard with a cocktail in the afternoon sun, or step in for a slightly more formal affair and dine on Jamie’s creations for dinner.


Our Story

unique, friendly ambiance


The glorious olive tree in our curiously tropical courtyard has, for over 20 years, offered the shade of its branches in many a peace offering, over a long black or glass of rosé. Today Olive offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as everything in between.

Olive restaurant decoration.
Olive restaurant, Cuba street, Wellington.



Interior of the Olive restaurant on Cuba street.
Olive restaurant, Cuba street, Wellington.

Functions Wellington


Olive offers a unique space and inviting dining experience for large groups. Whether your function requires early evening canapé and drinks or a formal three-course meal we have the experience and professionalism to cater for your event.





Keep up to date with the latest specials at Olive Cafe & Restaurant Wellington. Drop in for breakfast and a brew, waffles, set dinner menus, or live music in the courtyard.

Olive cafe meal and drinks.
Coffee and desserts at the Olive cafe.