Eating and Drinking Recommendations

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Laptop + Hacker friendly (there are hackfests here at least once a week), you should be able to find power. Internet access is cafenet (same as the conference venue). Good menu, try the stonegrill - many great beers on tap. I reccommend the Bookbinder (english bitter).. Also anything by Epic. '''(Recommended by Brenda Wallace and seconded by Tabitha Roder based on their love of our OLPC XOs and friendly staff)'''
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Laptop + Hacker friendly (there are hackfests here at least once a week), you should be able to find power. Internet access is cafenet (same as the conference venue). Good menu, try the stonegrill - many great beers on tap. I recommend the Bookbinder (english bitter).. Also anything by Epic. '''(Recommended by Brenda Wallace and seconded by Tabitha Roder based on their love of our OLPC XOs and friendly staff)'''
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Also, a great place for young children. There's an abundance of toy boxes floating around, and they even have face painting and children's games on Sundays. '''(also recommended by Andrew and Susanne Ruthven)'''

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The following represents a list of personal recommendations for eating and drinking places around Wellington. Please feel free to fill in regardless of whether you are just a visitor or resident!

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Eating

Sweet Mother's Kitchen

http://www.dopplr.com/place/nz/wellington/eat/sweet-mothers-kitchen New Orleans/Mexican-inspired food. Hard to get a table. worth sneaking there at 5pm for early dinner just to get a table. They have a good beer by the bottle: Emerson's Pilsner. (Recommended by: Brenda Wallace and seconded by Tabitha Roder)

Nicolini's

http://www.dineout.co.nz/restaurant.php?rest=2562&Restaurant=Nicolini_s_Italian_Cafe_Bar_and_Bistro Best Italian in Wellington, always book and try for a table in the courtyard. It won the "most frequent directory call" for me in my first year of living in Wellington before I managed to save it in my phone. 26 Courtenay Place, 04-802 4442 (Recommended by: Tabitha Roder)

Drinking

The Malthouse

The Malthouse (website)

The Malthouse is undoubtedly one of the best places for drinking beer in Wellington, and a home to the New Zealand craft beer scene. A huge selection of beers on tap, traditional handpump and in bottles. Forget about the mainstream NZ selection of beers and start trying to delights of Epic, Tuatara, Three Boys, Yeastie Boys, Renaissance, Emersons, Founders, Moa, Green Man, Mikes, Wigram, etc. A short walk from the convention center and town hall! (Recommended by: Glynn Foster & Brenda Wallace)

Coffee

Mojo

There are heaps of these mojo coffee places around Wellington. The barristas are awesome. Mojo barristas get great training, pretty good pay, and a career path (usually to open their own mojo).. No wonder they ace the annual nation barrista competitions. Shame their website requires yicky flash player: http://mojocoffee.co.nz/ (Recommended by Brenda Wallace)

People's Coffee

http://www.peoplescoffee.co.nz/ 13 Garrett St, Te Aro http://www.google.com/places/nz/wellington/garrett-st/13/-people's-coffee Local fairtrade coffee - best beans in town.

Eating and Drinking and Hacking

The Cross

http://thecross.co.nz

Laptop + Hacker friendly (there are hackfests here at least once a week), you should be able to find power. Internet access is cafenet (same as the conference venue). Good menu, try the stonegrill - many great beers on tap. I recommend the Bookbinder (english bitter).. Also anything by Epic. (Recommended by Brenda Wallace and seconded by Tabitha Roder based on their love of our OLPC XOs and friendly staff)

Also, a great place for young children. There's an abundance of toy boxes floating around, and they even have face painting and children's games on Sundays. (also recommended by Andrew and Susanne Ruthven)