L'affare is Wellington's original cafe and coffee roastery located on College Street.


Events - August 1 - 31

So You Think You Can Poach?

Caffe L'affare know a thing or two about eggs. After all they've been poaching them for more than 30 years. The team will be honouring their one billionth poached egg by hosting an egg poaching competition at their purpose built studio at their College St café. Dare if you will to brave the challenge and go head to head with some of College Street's best poachers. Come along for drinks, canapés and high stakes ovicular competition, and learn the best tips and tricks with an informative egg poaching lesson. Will you crack under the pressure?

$30 Non-Alc
$35 Alc Match

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times

Aug 19, 5:00pm - Late

Price: $30-$35

Event enquiries: info@laffare.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

The Orb of Power

You are invited to a very special gathering of people who, like yourself, recently gained extraordinary superpowers due to a massive wave of gamma radiation that swept through the solar system.

You will be treated to a three-course meal fit for a super-being, bespoke drinks (including a complimentary radioactive gin on arrival), costume accessories, location-specific sound effects and lighting, a snap-quiz, and you may even take home the Orb of Power itself.

Hosted by Jen McArthur (Supreme Orb-Guardian) and Ian Harcourt (Metahuman).

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible


Various times

Aug 04, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Price: $125

Event enquiries: andrew@pirateandqueen.co.nz

*This event has shared seating

Dine - August 1 - 14

New Grill, Who Dis?

For 32 years, flagship roastery and daytime eatery Caffe L'affare has been a bustling 145-seater café situated on College Street. The café recently went through extensive renovations featuring a long-anticipated kitchen (and bathroom) facelift. With refreshed digs comes fresh ideas. In the words of Head Chef Joh, "what's fresher than raw tataki." Like the café, it's well-seasoned on the outside with a super fresh interior.

Dish Description: Wairarapa beef tataki with Kingsmeade parmesan crisp, Capital Eggs cured egg yolk, crispy rice cake and sesame seeds

  • GFGluten Free

Price: $24

Availability: Lunch

Burger - August 12 - 31

Schnitzel von Crumb (in a very soft bun)

Pork schnitzel with sauerkraut slaw, pickles and rhubarb chutney in an Arobake baguette bun, with chili and sumac spiced fries

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Garage Project Beer Match: Kohaku

Price: $26 / with Garage Project beer $35

*Please note, this venue requires one burger per person

Availability: Lunch

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

Cold Brew Kamikaze

L'affare cold brew, Koakoa coffee vodka, triple sec and maple syrup. Accompanied by a side of coconut cream

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan
  • VVegetarian

Price: $13