The Jimmy Cafe and Bar is a vibrant cafe by day, and a stunning bar by night: the heart of Wellington's arts community. Jimmy's serves great coffee, breakfast, lunch and a wide variety of affordable counter food to eat in or take away. On show nights The Jimmy transforms into a stunning bar serving pre and post show drinks and pre-show dining (booking essential) for selected performances. The Jimmy is the informal headquarters of Wellington's thriving arts community, providing a home for the arts community, right within the grand foyer of St James Theatre. Happy Hour at The Jimmy is every Friday from 5pm-6.30pm. Keep an eye on our website for details of local musicians playing during Happy Hour. The Jimmy has a unique atmosphere in the heart of Wellington's entertainment district that you are sure to appreciate whatever the time of day.
Details for The Jimmy Cafe at St James Theatre
- Takeaways: Yes
- Attire: Casual
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- WI-FI: Paid
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Soy-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Meals Served: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Seating For: 150 seated; 500 cocktail
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
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Reviews for The Jimmy Cafe at St James Theatre
24th April 2014 3 star
There is something not quite right here.
First – no reply to my email request for a reservation.
The owner sent me a voucher which was great service and most unexpected.
However when I went to use the voucher – printed off the internet from the email from the owner – my reception at the Cafe was a little bewildering and left me feeling uncomfortable.
I ordered a lunch time special of burger and kumara fries. I handed in my voucher. And heard the wait staff say this day has got very interesting… I did not clarify if it was about my voucher. I later emailed the owner to thank him for the voucher and to share my experience. Alas no response this time.
The setting is perfect, right in the heart of the theatre. Alas the tables were salt ridden and had unopened sugar packets on the table. Impressive bar and well staffed. Staff sounded friendly and attentive from what I saw and observed.
The burger was well presented and certainly very juicy. And enjoyable. The kumara chips were a miss. They were over cooked and some were burnt to a crisp and inedible. Feeling a bit off from over hearing the comments above – I decided not to complain – however I have taken a photo of them. As I travel from out of town for Wellington Shows – this was an average meal. A great looking menu however. Not for me…
20th December 2012 1 star
Maybe good for a small group… we had a big group I think one of our team mates booked. … they were not prepared for an large group
They were really friendly nice place drinks were fast but I had JD and coke $9.20 tall glass was filled to the top with ice I like ice but this was over board so watery cant taste the jack Daniels .. me another workmate ordered same meal they forgot my meal while everyone eatting then a staff member noticed something was wrong took another 7 min to get it to me … I couldn’t wait time was close to where I had to be ….. maybe ill dome back with 3 or less never a big group where were there for 1hr.. meals came out bout 20mins …. bad!Comment from Philip C.of The Jimmy Cafe at St James Theatre 19/02/2013 Hide »
12th June 2012 4 star
My and my boyfriend really enjoyed our time at ‘The Jimmy’. Excellent atmosphere and the people were lovely when we got a bit mischievous.
12th July 2011 4 star
I eat brunch here quite regularly at the weekends. The menu offers a large variety of delicious food – and their hollandaise sauce is the best in Wellington
24th June 2011 4 star
We visit this cafe regularly. The food and service is always great. We love their coffee. We recommand to every one.
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