Frank’s has two locations in the city – one on The Terrace under the shadow of the famous Wellington Cable Car and another on Riddiford Street in Newtown, not far from Wellington Zoo. With an emphasis on “less is more”, the café’s minimalistic decor complements the stylish and laid-back Wellington lifestyle, and has attracted many regular customers. Famed for its knowledgeable staff, Frank himself is something of a Wellington icon, having competed in (and judged) numerous barista championships. Their menu is heavily focused on breakfast, which is served from 6.30 to 9.30am, Monday to Friday (or until 12.30pm if booked in advance). For a knockout morning feast try its Boston-style beans, complete with Zany Zeus halloumi. With plenty of choices for vegans plus gluten and dairy-free options, Frank’s is worthy of its formidable reputation.