Hi everyone

We will have no road access on Sunday morning as the road is closed for the Cigna Round the Bays Fun Run until 12

Dave and a crew will be here from 7.30 am ...
so if you feel like a lovely walk they will be really pleased to see you

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Wishing you all a great and happy Waitangi Day.

We are open from 8.00 am to 5.00 ish with no surcharge.

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow



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Carl Johnstone
· January 27, 2018
I love Chocolate Fish... the food, the view, the staff! My wife gets the bagel everytime and swears the hummus is to die for. The kids everytime love the cheerios - nothing is left on the plate. I'm a... corn fritters kinda guy and they rock but in the weekend one of the lovely staff suggested I try the Fish & Bacon Sammie and now I'm a big fan... so fresh, so flavoursome and it really hit the spot! The coffee is never bad, the hot chocolate always the best and the kids well the smoothies are thee bees knees.
But don't take my word for it, try it yourself.
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Fer Hagethorn
· February 2, 2018
Family friendly restaurant. Decent food and just not your regular bagels. The word they use is "artesian" as they prepare everything on premise.
Be prepared you have to assemble them yourself, some m...ight find it too much of a hassle for the price (16 for the salmon). The salmon bagel could use some thinly sliced onion, adds that little zing to it.
Suggestion for the menu: If people don't know what bagel they feel like give the option of "bagel tapas" with small portions of all ingredients. Add two or three bagels roasted and precut to be used to dip/scoop ingredients. Fun to share.
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Shayne-Louise Johns
· February 17, 2018
This ( today ) is our 3rd visit here, as I am visiting from Auckland. My sister has just moved to Maupuia we both love, love, love the food, the wine and now the signature dessert chocolate fish sunda...e. Would happily return again... See More
Pip Chrystall
· December 11, 2017
Food was awesome.... service awesome but u gotta ditch the plastic throwaway cups and straws! One staff said they recycle it..... where? China??? One staff said they compost them?? Where... in a land...fill? I looked in ya plastics rubbish bin.... sorry that stuff ain’t recyclable or compostable..... you serve seafood, base your business on the ocean....yet use throw away plastic.... hmmmmmm See More
Melissa Robertson
· January 11, 2018
Great food and atmosphere! Experience slightly dampened by the smoker at the next table blowing smoke straight in our faces. Slightly surprised this was condoned so close to kids play area. Apart from... this, highly recommend � See More
Cindy Smith
· November 5, 2017
What an amazing cafe, we went last Saturday and the place has such a great vibe.
Staff were friendly and accommodating.
Food was very yummy.
Our kids loved playing on all the bikes.
We'll be back.
Michelle Patira-Hosking
· December 17, 2017
Always good and filling.
I do wish the paua pattie was a bit fatter but I’m just a seafood hog hahahahaha.
Very friendly and helpful staff too
Lara Managh-Williams
· October 22, 2017
We absolutely LOVE Chocolate Fish! Even though it's a 45 min drive away, we go fortnightly! Great for the kiddliwinks, and adults - delicious food, an awesome array of wheeled entertainment, and views! See More
Missa Stanway
· October 3, 2017
Amazing place amazing service, the manager treated us well, we will definitely be back and highly recommend
Ross Hinton
· November 30, 2017
Amazing view great service. A bit pricey for you get but i will definitely be returning.
Fiona Mason
· July 23, 2017
Love love love this place! Had the flash fish sammie, just lovely, incredibly fresh fish, plus the potato cake. Husband had black pudding & bacon sammie w fried eggs, he loved it. Thanks guys, def co...ming back again. See More
Kieran O'malley
· November 22, 2017
Superb. Fantastic burger, sevice and atmosphere. Great spot on a nice day and super family friendly.
Barbara Zipser
· July 10, 2017
Was there on my birthday, got a nice table and the food was delicious. The fish as a sandwich (a suggestion by another customer) and the ice chocolate. My friends and I had a great time.
Bridget Williams
· October 17, 2017
Love this place, it’s ALWAYS hard to choose what to have because it’s always good.
Shela Wong
· October 19, 2017
amazing service and decent food. very vintage looking and rustic xx wellington vibes i guess
Emz Louise
· November 12, 2017
I had a delicious salmon and cream cheese bagel that I'm coming back to have again. Dr at were friendly and service was prompt.
Renee Wiseman
· January 29, 2018
Fast and friendly service and yummy food with beautiful views
Adrianne Fay
· October 30, 2017
Delicious Food and outstanding customer service! After 2.5years away from Wellington they still remembered me!
Jack Sawyer
· September 18, 2017
Excellent selection to teas, desserts, and sandwiches. Courteous staff, and a beautiful locale.
Alex Danger Douglas
· December 31, 2016
Not really anything in the way of breakfast options unless you want scrambled eggs or musli. And lunch is a basic burger or a over glorified sandwich. I did have a really nice smoothie but cant say i ...will ever be back.
Updating as i go as was a two star before my friend decided to try the scrambled eggs. It was brought out with no toast and the didnt seem to have any idea where it was. Made a suggestion that it would be out soon. Absolute disgrace
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Chocolate Fish Cafe

Great photo of our house smoked salmon bagel from one of our guests today. Thanks

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Absolutely......would gladly pull them to the front of the que

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Steve Edwards

I have to say, I totally agree with this.

As I sat in a cafe drinking my coffee and eating my sandwich 2 paramedics (who were obviously taking a chance to grab ...A quick bite between jobs) came in and joined the queue waiting to get their breakfast and cuppa.

Just as they got to the till they got a message on the radio. They had to go at once.

They both laughed and said "that always happens to us!" Then they both rushed out to help someone.

Paramedics have one of the most important jobs in the world. Everyone else in the queue was just after a quick snack and a drink whilst shopping etc.

Why don't we all we use this social media to get people (and companies) to allow paramedics and all other emergency services to jump the queue and get served as soon as they come in? That way they have a better chance of getting a drink and perhaps some food before they go on their day helping people.

Can all my friends and their friends please share this post so it can reach other people who might give up their place in the queue to emergency service workers?

I would always happily stand back and let them go in front of me after all their next job could be me or someone I know or I love.

If you agree then say so here then 'like' and perhaps share this if you care.

Thank you.

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Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas
We will be open everyday over the holiday period except for Christmas Day

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Check out our new tee shirts for sale

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New chairs ..... so pretty
Thanks Liz Wackrow you are truely talented

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We are hiring now and this could be the perfect job for you or a friend so please share.
If your interested pop into the cafe with your cv and talk to our manager Vanessa, but please not during our lunch service 11.30-2.30

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Bohemein Chocolate Fish now available

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Happy Mothers Day Shortbread

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We are open every day with no surcharge and wish you all a safe and happy Easter. Hope to see you here.

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Radical dog dark cherry biscuits are featuring on this Sundays Country Calendar 9 April
Come and treat your furry friends at the cafe

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We have a unique opportunity for two hospo professionals (one full time and one part time) to join our front of house team at the Chocolate Fish.

•Weekend availability is a must.

•You will need to have proven barista experience in a similar fast paced environment.


•Be able to cope and deliver exceptional service under pressure and always with a smile.

Both roles would suit someone who is organised, reliable, and passionate about hospitality and looking for a permanent position.

Please send your Cv and references to the manager Vanessa Andrews or for more information call me on 027 408 48 12

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We are open all day 8am - 5ish.
No surcharge.
No bookings.

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Happy Christmas to you all
We will be celebrating the day at home so sorry
We will be back here on BOXING DAY so looking forward to seeing you then ...
Open from 8.00 for breakfast
And then open everyday with no surcharge

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