Cuba Street is a creative and culinary melting pot of buskers, art galleries, graffiti-filled alleyways, quirky cafes, nationally acclaimed restaurants and community exhibition spaces.
One of the capital’s icons, Cuba Street is a meeting of minds, menus and market culture enjoyed by everyone from young to old, hipsters to suits, locals to visitors.
The Cuba quarter is widely regarded as the best place for vintage shopping in New Zealand thanks to a trail of second hand boutiques such as Hunters and Collectors.
Tucked down a quiet corridor at number 106, Matterhorn (106 Cuba Street) is Cuba Street’s most famous and most awarded bar. It also has a Cuisine Restaurant of the Year string to its culinary bow. Also check out San Francisco Bathhouse (171 Cuba Street) and Good Luck (126 Cuba Street).
Wellington’s bohemian zone is also the best spot to follow your nose and stomach. It’s here you’ll find coveted award-winners Logan Brown (192 Cuba Street) and Matterhorn (106 Cuba Street), as well as a trail of cool cafes and ethnic eateries.
- Try Fidel’s: 234 Cuba Street.
- Arthur’s: 272 Cuba Street.
- Plum: 103 Cuba Street.
- KK Malaysian: 54 Ghuznee Street.
or whatever you see that takes your fancy.