Archived: Wellesley St Barista

Delicious coffee and eats
Opening hours
Currently open!
Monday: 6:30 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:30 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 6:30 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

This is now closed.


Wellesley St Barista is an inviting wee nook of the central city, offering delicious Allpress coffee, fresh filled rolls, salads, sweet pastries and very friendly service.

You can find this hidden gem below the heritage building that houses the beautiful Elliott Hotel. Wellesley St Barista recently took on a major refurbishment, allowing it to meld more into its striking surroundings. The decor harks back to the 1880s when this Wellesley Street landmark was originally erected, but easily feels bright and fresh with modern touches such as the feature lighting fixtures. 

This is the perfect spot to pop into for your morning coffee (the cafe is open from 6.30am - a little earlier than most of its neighbours), or to grab a tasty lunch. Pick one of the tables in the foyer of The Elliott Hotel for a view of the busy street outside contrasted with the elegant and calming surroundings of this magnificent building.

On your next visit don't leave without trying the housemade bliss balls - they're ideal for a sweet and satisfying 3pm pick me up! 

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 21 August 2020

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