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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 387 4539
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Ranked #14 of 631 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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West Sussex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The food is amazing, the best Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon I've had so far in NZ & believe me I've tried loads of places! Really well priced too, the staff got to know us after we came on more than one occasion & it's always lovely to be remembered as a customer. The views are second to none; the... More

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auckland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were visiting from out of town and had been told that this was a great place to eat. On a sunny, albeit windy, Saturday late morning the queue was long and wound down the stairway. With oars as handrails we waited and began to wonder if this would be worth it. The staff kept us informed about the wait... More

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london
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178 reviews 178 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was quite a nice and shiny day when we entered into this place. It was completely packed with people and a fantastic view from the window - blue sky and sea water framed by the window. Beautiful!! The only thing that I would say was that this definitely is a super busy place and the waitresses are very well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Maranui is one of the star destinations on Wellingtons south Coast. It's always busy, and always noisy, but the food is great and the views are world class. A must see if visiting Wellington.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Set in a lovely old weatherboard surf club in Lyall Bay, this is a wonderful cosy cafe with heaps of character. Could not resist the banana pancake stack with bacon and maple syrup! My friend Annie had the wholesomely healthy Avocado on toast. We returned the next morning with our husbands and ordered other things equally delicious.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food: just good, hearty, Kiwi cafe food fare. Nothing special, but well cooked and portion size is decent. We only ever go to Maranui when it's sunny. And it seems so does everyone else! If you've got plenty of spare time then feel free to join the queue - if not, then there's always the new cafe The Spruce... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Maranui is without fail always packed with people. It is understandable why, the coffee is good, the menu and the cabinet food are good and the service is alright. I have visited several time for coffee and cabinet food but recently came here with a friend for a late breakfast. The only downside to our visit was the service and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We always visit Maranui for either drinks or food and drinks whenever in WN. Great views and lovely atmosphere. Always busy so be prepared to wait for a table. "A must - is there thickshakes - thick and delicious- very filling but you can always share - but do try if you can drink milk. Our favourite for Maranui. Visited... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Love this cafe .The food is very different and delicious and most part healthy.Refreshing to have product made with ,Taste,appeal and no commercial used in the baking.The price is average and the cafe has a lovely rustic atmosphere.Only draw back is that there is sometimes a wait to get seats .However that shows how popular it is and it's worth... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were first time customers, so didn't know what to expect. The cafe was extremely busy which is always a good sign, there was a small queue, so didn't have to wait long. The service was great, very friendly & quick. The food was really good too. We shared our two dishes : avocado & tomatoes on toast & homemade... More

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