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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

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7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walkable from Wellington Airport in about 30mins via the tunnel, which makes for a nice walk after a lot of flying. This place has a tendency to be packed at the weekend, but catch it mid week and it's a great experience. Casual surf themed, with a great menu, full of options or build your own. Black pudding and hash... More 

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Thank KiwiFliesNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a wonderful meal in a great location with good service, we were disappointed to find that you charge the antiquated 10% public holiday surcharge when so many other businesses (e.g. petrol stations, retail outlets, activities etc.) and restaurants these days, choose not to. We haven't struck a public holiday surcharge for some time, even when traveling through places traditionally... More 

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2 Thank lpw2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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411 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit here quite regularly with family and friends. We always avoid peak times as it can be a bit crazy. Lots of great options on the menu but my favourite will always be the Big Bay Breakfast with extra hollandaise on the side. Only gripe is that i will they would pit the large flat white in a proper cup... More 

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1 Thank Anthony G
bronwynk57, Manager at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback - please feel free to ask for your large Flat White in a cup. No problems there! More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, good coffee, good view. They let us know in advance that there would be a bit of a wait on food, and staff were always on hand to order more drinks

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Thank 00Becky88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A busy cafe, great location but the 2 hour wait for food was not worth it. The food was average and clearly put together in a rush. There was no apology for the wait and frankly the arrogance of the waiter was unbelievable.

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Thank Lkw W
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the beach, upstairs (no lift) great view. They don't take bookings and it's very busy but we didn't wait long for a table of 5. Brunch style menu with home made healthy salads and treats. We tried the fish tortilla, mussels, toasted sandwich, scrambled eggs and full breakfast and all were very tasty.

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Thank Lisa_Renee_Compain
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this cafe full of vibrancy! The fresh salads are full of originality and colour and most of the food is of exceptional quality. Friendly, professional service with extra special attitude from the servers.

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Thank ilovelife77
Napier, New Zealand
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do in Wellington With a beautiful view out into the Cook Strait and then the food comes I make sure I go there if I am in Wellington as it is great food. Coffee is good there too

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Thank paul_teddy
Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a few friend for just some nibbles and a late lunch. We were not disappointed. I had a ham cheese and caramelized onion toasties and they were to die for and friends loved all there dishes also. Tasty coffee, good service and lovely view. Keep up the good work guys

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Thank CrazyT89
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had morning coffee but the atmosphere and view was terrific. Told that the line for brunch on weekends winds out the door, down the stairs, and into the parking lot. Not surprised.

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Thank Joe R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?