Open for Business: Fidel's Cafe
Cuba Street is full of gems and so for this #OpenForBusiness episode, we approached one of its most iconic cafés. You'll find Fidel's Cafe on Upper Cuba Street, and they're on the hunt for happy customers. Read our conversation with the Fidel's team.
Fidel's Cafe - 234 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Tell us about yourself: We are Fidel's Cafe, we have been a stronghold on Cuba St, for 25 years! Fidel's hasn't changed much in those 25 years and for good reasons! We pride ourselves on creating a fun and laid back environment where locals, students, tourists and your everyday guy can come to enjoy a great coffee and comfort food. Good quality comfort food!
Tell us what makes you special? We have stayed true to our roots, we haven't changed! The owners are still very invested in the company, and are quite the characters themselves! We love our customers and welcome all walks of life. We are chill, relaxed, friendly, fun and play great tunes! We are a family and love welcoming customers to our wee slice of fun on Cuba St!
What support would you love to see from your guests? We have had great support throughout the pandemic and want to thank everyone so far for their visits. Our only ask is if customers feel safe and want to dine, we would love to see them, Midweek and Weekends! Visit as many spots as your wallet will allow, even a takeaway coffee helps! People who work in hospitality do it because they love to work with people and customers - we love to engage, laugh and I want to say smile but SMIZE might be more appropriate currently so we are just happy to see friendly faces!
Any favourites on the menu? It's so hard to choose, we try to cater for everyone. We have a great Scrambled Tofu on a Potato Rosti. We have some greaaaat Fried Chicken Waffles!!! A Massive Cuban Burrito! Along with a Snickers or Oreo Milk Shake (over 700mls)! We have the classics, and we have a full counter every day. We have different salads, sandwiches, cakes and treats!
Where can we find you when you're not at the Café?
Wellington is blessed to have so many favourite spots! We're so lucky and there are too many places to choose from but here is where you can find the team when we're not buzzing at the café.
- Coffee - we love Swimsuit, Havana coffee Works and Queen Sally's Diamond Deli
- Brunch - we love Neo Cafe & Eatery, Olive, The Botanist and Maranui Cafe
- Restaurants - Havana Bar, Amok, Ortega and Egmont Street Eatery
- Bars - Puffin, Rogue & Vagabond, Birdcage and Crumpet
Any quotes or thoughts you want to share?
Wellington is a family, we need to stick together, keep supporting ALL our industries - Music, Arts and Hospitality & Events. It won't last forever, and we can do it together! We've done great and we can continue to do great! Love to all of Wellington and NZ!!!
Check out Fidel's on Instagram.