Smith the Grocer: The Journey

It’s very simple really. At Smith the Grocer, we love looking after people and crafting beautiful food.

From our morning coffee and scones to our breakfast and lunch temptations, we aspire to make everything with love. We’re generous with our food and flavours and caring for customers and staff is always close to our hearts.
We want people to come to Smith the Grocer because they love how they feel when they’re here. Yes some chairs are a little rickety, and the tables don’t all look the same, but hopefully that’s part of the charm of the journey as our café evolves.

We remember when people had more time to connect and care for each other and we want to bring those values into our café. We encourage people to relax and reflect, to catch-up with friends and colleagues, have a laugh, eat and enjoy. We want our customers to walk away with a smile.



Mon - Thurs
7:30am - 5:30pm

7:30am - 6pm

9am - 4pm

10am - 3pm

04 473 8591



We’re proud to be part of Wellington.

It’s a unique and charming city, truly the coolest little capital. Nestled in the historic Old Bank Arcade off Lambton Quay, our hope is for Smith the Grocer to be the café our capital deserves.

For us, Smith the Grocer isn’t just a café. It’s a way of life.

Old Bank Arcade, 233 - 237 Lambton Quay, Wellington