Store locations: 29 Courtenay Place, Wellington 239 Oriental Parade, Wellington Boat Shed 8, Frank Kitts Park (by the Lagoon), Wellington146 Cuba Street, Wellngton


Price Range Reasonable
Ambience Lively
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Upbeat
Licence Alcohol free
Food Options Organic food, Gluten free, Vegetarian

Products and specialities

Coffee, Cabinet Food, Takeaway, Gelato


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Kaffee Eis make amazing gelato, and everyone loves gelato. The staff are super attentive, enthusiastic and knowledgable. Try one of their iced coffees, or take a litre or two home with you. I highly recommend the plum flavour. Oh, and all their sorbets are vegan now, which is a recent addition.

The gold and silver certificates from the national ice cream awards (how does one go about getting a judging gig for these? Asking for a friend) lining Kaffee Eis’ walls are a testament to its quality. Tthe ever-revolving array of flavours means it’s possible to go far more frequently than your wallet or your waistline will allow and never get stuck in a rotation of chocolate-vanilla-strawberry - my favourite is the tiramisu. Plus, with premises spotted around the city, you’re never far away from a branch.

Every Wellingtonian knows you can’t go past Kaffee Eis for a sweet treat, with the framed certificates that fill its walls testament to the consistent quality of its ice cream. But Kaffee Eis also does great coffee in a part of town better known for its boozing. It’s open late on the weekends, too – perfect if you need a caffeine hit before you hit the town.

With three destinations, Kaffee Eis is something of an institution in Wellington, but you can’t go past its Courtenay Place outlet for a convenient and delicious post-dinner or pre-movie sweet treat. The framed certificates from the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards that fill the walls are testament to the consistent quality of Kaffee Eis’ ever-changing but always-excellent flavours, and the staff are friendly, helpful and forthcoming with testers (though not details of how one might go about judging the aforementioned awards). Plus, excellent coffee and late-night opening hours on the weekend.

best ice cream place in Welly! Service was great and i love the coffee guy - he makes good coffee and hot chocolate! 

Having lived in Italy, I know a thing or two about gelato. Kaffee Eis's cold creations are truly yummy. I've tried other flavors, but I always come back to Biscotti (think cookies and cream). Pair it with a fruity option. They're creamy and fresh-- I'm a big fan of the pineapple. While the gelateria has great locations around Wellington, this spot on Courtenay Place is pretty choice. Stop in after a nice meal out, or before catching a film next door at the Paramount.

Pistachio gelato is heaven from this place.

Most amazing gelato