262 Wakefield St, Te Aro, Wellington
Opens for brunch 9am weekend and 11.30 Friday only; dinner 5pm Wed-Sun
Granola $15; Peoples Coffee, Ritual Tea Co.
Field & Green is more of a lunch and evening fine dining eatery than a café, but it does serve granola. Note that it now only does breakfast in the weekends and is not open at all on Monday and Tuesdays.
The granola was very oaty and there was lots of it. It was strongly oiled and sugared for toasting and had whole almonds and macadamia nuts. It don’t think there was any dried fruit. It was topped with a spoonful of berry compote and a nice yoghurt, and came with a barely adequate amount of milk (for such a quantity of a dry cereal). The Americano coffee was served in a heavy cup and was good.
The service was excellent. I didn’t see any newspapers or other reading matter, which reflects the fact that it is not geared to being a breakfast venue.
The pared back granola and its accompaniments is a bit different from your usual. This may suit you if you are tired of stuff that might as well have come out of a packet and you find fresh fruit uninspiring. I still rate it overall as average though.
Reviewed June 2019. Hours updated May 2022.
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