Pura Vida Cafe

Pura Vida Cafe is situated inside iRIDE, serves great home style food and Wellington's famous Havana ‘Coffee U Feel’.

Pura Vida literally translates to Pure Life, but "Pure life" in Spanish would be "Vida Pura". So the real meaning of Pura Vida is closer to "plenty of life", "Full of Life", "this is living" or "cool!". Costa Ricans use the phrase to express a philosophy of strong community, perseverance, resilience in overcoming difficulties with good spirits, enjoying life slowly, and celebrating good fortune of magnitudes small and large alike.

Pura Vida has plenty of easy parking for your bike or car! There are car parks available on the road or adjacent to the café, with racks provided for bikes. Pura Vida also has a meeting room that can be booked at the counter, or send us an email.


Summer hours  

  • Monday - Friday 7.30am – 4pm  

  • Saturday 10am – 4pm  

  • Sunday 10am-3pm