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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 387 4539
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Ranked #11 of 665 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Having been recommended this by a local I was keen to take the family and see what all the fuss was about during a recent trip to NZ. A superb breakfast menu with a stack of options for the adults and kids alike. Pixie pancakes were a hit for the kids, but the adults preferred the strong blend of coffee,... More 

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London
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172 reviews 172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This place is sensational. The food is always amazing, the views are superb over Lyall Bay. Be prepared to queue if you turn up at peak times but it's definitely worth it. Try the Coffee Milkshake, it will change your life!

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hong kong
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe at Lyall Bay is not so much a cafe as an experience. Decorated with oars and ocean themed bric a brac, it's cheerful, reasonably priced and understandably packed at lunch times. If you're lucky enough to get a window seat you'll have a grandstand view of the surfers and kite sailors as you wait for... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch at the Maranui Cafe. Its a busy, fun style beach front cafe. Very appetizing menu. The staff was all very efficient and very friendly. We thought we'd have to wait a while for our food, because it was crowded, but surprisingly, the food came pretty promptly.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Breakfast at Maranui is a definite favourite with our family. The food is awesome and the coffee is the fantastic. The muesli with fruit and yoghurt is delicious - toasted to perfection and full of flavour. The poached eggs are always perfectly done. Maranui is a busy cafe full of character with an awesome view in all kinds of weather.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our favourite place for breakfast in Wellington - always go for coffee and to people watch after a walk at Lyall.

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On the Road
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is my local and I always love coming here for weekend brunch and bringing out of town guests. This café really sums up the uniqueness of Wellington's Café scene. I'm never disappointed by the food, service and views....well usually it's quite hectic but worth the wait! Try: The green mussels!

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Auckland
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194 reviews 194 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a really unique venue, great fun with a stunning view. Food was good as was coffee. Very bohemian feel, staff are quite alternative and fun.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is quickly becoming my favourite Wellington eatery. It's got a great ambience, friendly service, and if you manage to score a seat by the window or even outside then you're a winner before food's even arrived. Recommended eat: Poached egg & avocado on 5grain or the stack of berry pancakes Recommended drink: strawberry milkshake or one of their excellent... More 

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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We've been to Maranui a couple of times as we love the place and the location. Situated beachfront (well, actually, on the beach), it has outstanding views of Lyall Bay and the surfers around. The style of the place is really nice, kind of an american surfer bar, wich gives it a deconstructed charm. The menu is somewhat extensive (as... More 

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Additional Information about Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

Address: 7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (04) 387 4539
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Cuisine: Café

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