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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

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7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 387 4539
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 188
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Close to Airport and beach 11/10

Lyall Bay was my dog walking family beach growing up. i have now left this city and visit it as much as possible. U can only imagine how wonderful it was for me when i realised a FANTASTIC cafe had been built upstairs in the old surf club a few years back. The other week my Welly friends (ex... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sacredfantail
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lyall Bay was my dog walking family beach growing up. i have now left this city and visit it as much as possible. U can only imagine how wonderful it was for me when i realised a FANTASTIC cafe had been built upstairs in the old surf club a few years back. The other week my Welly friends (ex cafe... More 

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Thank sacredfantail
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing decor and ambiance, with beautiful views out over the sea and consistently amazing food, it is easy to see why this place is always packed!

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Thank jenkb23
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No wonder this place is busy! Its probably one of the best cafes i have been to, the food is yum and cooked well! Full of flavour. Would be nice if it were bigger so there wasnt a wait but im happy to wait for good food. Worth it!

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Thank Lauren D
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as waterfront as it gets. Right on the beachfront. A very busy cafe which was quite loud and exactly what we love. Great atmosphere. The food was superb and very good value. The service was perfect. All staff were extremely helpful and nothing seemed too much. Our previous visit to Wellington we went down the road to... More 

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Thank Phil W
Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a couple of times and enjoyed each visit. The food is good, coffee is good, staff are friendly. It is a nice location with views of the ocean and a relaxing atmosphere. I recommend Maranui, and will be back in the near future.

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Thank sherydenise
Porirua, New Zealand
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250 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a hot summers day and everyone had the same wish as us to come and dine. Very little space between the tables and this made it very loud. Something not quite right about the bagels, but the foxton fizz sodas hit the spot and the other cold drinks had everyone talking. Very retro and an amazing view.

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Thank walkingholiday
Bali, Indonesia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great cafe that has a really good vibe as it overlooks the beach. The breakfast food was perfect, lovely coffee and at a reasonable price. The lunch menu also looked delicious. Definitely worth the trip.

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Thank Lisa C
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this local cafe situated adjacent to Lyall Bay Beach - one of my favourite places for lunch or breakfast - open very early which is good as fills up fast which due to its wooden ceilings makes it somewhat noisy but a good buzz. It can be slow to get your order due to how many people there... More 

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Thank Dudley44
Taupo, New Zealand
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great cafe, good atmosphere with lots of funky bits and pieces to check out while you wait for your food. Good coffee and food. with a smile

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Thank Kiwisaupo
Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If visiting Wellington - you must visit this cafe. Its a busy place - especially around main meal times - so if you go then be prepared to wait in a queque. Been there lots on visits to Wellington and each time always order a thickshake. Brillantly made - and this time started off with using a spoon to devour... More 

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Thank Julie J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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