A university runs on books - and coffee. Since 1975 Vic Books has been fueling the minds and bodies of our customers - students, staff and our neighbours in the city - with branches handily located in Kelburn and downtown Wellington.

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Books, Educational Facility, Education books


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Vicbooks cafe is uncontested as making the best coffee on campus at Victoria University. Serving up People's coffee with organic Zany Zeus milk, and an array of delish lunch treats, Vicbooks do a damn good job. They have a full brunch menu on Saturdays as well, so even if you don't attend VUW, they are well worth a visit (I reccomend the coconut rice pudding. The staff are all pretty attractive too, which is always a bonus!

If you’re at Victoria University, VicBooks Café has you covered for food and espresso. With a decent selection of housemade sandwiches alongside other tasty treats you’ll be sure to find something that you’ll like, they also have a brunch menu on Saturdays which is really well priced. Peoples Coffee espresso running alongside the food is of a usually very high standard. This place also is extremely busy during semesters so best get in early, though the wait will be worth your while. Also worthwhile to browse the vast array of excellent books on offer around the shop. It's one of the best selections in Wellington

The quality of Vicbooks’ coffee almost entirely turns on who is making your particular coffee. The spectrum of talent employed behind the coffee machine at Vicbooks is broad, but when it’s great, it’s great.

So, you have to hand in your assessment at 8 this morning and you just pulled an all nighter? You need your coffee fix and fast! Vicbooks in Kelburn is the largest book shop at Victoria University and they serve the best coffee. Friendly staff, affordable coffee and great food! It can get really busy in between classes but they can move fast!