In the spirit of the last post re: best places to get/be drunk at in Wellington, I thought we should also offer Best places to Drink Coffee.
So, here's a few to get us started:
Espressoholic. Usually great coffee, sometimes not. Open from 8pm to late at night when almost nothing else on Courtenay is. Nice, if pricey, food. Especially good is the chocolate silk cake, but very rich - you need to share it among at least two people. Very busy usually - the outside courtyard is nice enough if you can handle the smokers.
Midnight Espresso. On Cuba St, competitor to Espressoholic. Also open 8pm til late. Makes great iced chocolates. Look out for the guy who comes in around 11pm to play Pinball (correct me if I'm wrong, Blaise.)
EDIT: We've decided to make this one exclusively Cafes (sorry Lina, they'll go towards the next one). Wellington certainly has enough of them to make it worth it.