As the saying goes, ‘when the boss is away the cats come out to play’. I thought I would take the opportunity to get across town on my lunch break to Fidels, as I wanted something more, something different than the usual lunch places in the CBD.
When I arrived, Fidels was fairly packed and the only seat available was at the window.
Since I was dining alone, sitting by the window did not bother me, as it gave me the opportunity to glare out the window as I waited for my lunch to arrive.
Peppermint Tea – nothing beats a good old cup of tea on a wet, windy and rainy day.
Lemon, Coconut and Custard Brioche – one of a few places who do delicious sweet and savoury counterfood. Every time I come I am always tempted by there array of delicious looking counterfood. The addition of hte shredded coconut, made the brioche relatively dry.
Raspberry and Coconut Muffin – I ordered this muffin to go to have later. To be honest this muffin was dry and contained very little fruit. Fairly disappointing
Halloumi and Chicken Salad did not look appealing, but tasted great. I must admit there is an awefully lot of filling in respect to the amount of green leaves. Chicken meat was from the leg, however I did find the chicken to be tasteless as if I had been boiled or water bathed without any seasoning. There is something about halloumi that I am attracted to, maybe it is the squeaking noise that it makes when you are chewing in your mouth with a subtle creamy yet salty flavour. The salad was accompanied with
If I worked in this part of town, I think I would make more regular visits to this good ol’ establishment especially for their counterfood. Friendly staff and service to suit. If you are new to Wellington or visiting Wellington, looking for a nice relaxed cafe, I do recommend giving place a try.
Location: 243 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington