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“Always packed, great muesli” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe
7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 387 4539
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Ranked #11 of 652 Restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always packed, great muesli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Had probably the best muesli ever here. The flavours in their food is always spot on, but the busyness of the place can put you off when you just want somewhere to go right there and then. Highly recommend

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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Disappointing but probably fine usually”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The spot is great, overlooking the airport and Cook Strait. The set-up and clientele casual and be achy. The menu small but fine. What irked was the rigid service - no deviations from the menu allowed and not many smiles to accompany the "no, you can't have it like that" responses. Maybe the waitress was having a bad day....otherwise it was full and seemed like a fun place to have lunch on the weekend.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“My fav cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love this spot for brunch or lunch. We jump at any excuse to go here....love to pop in here after dropping off or before picking up visitors from/to the airport. The atmosphere is funky. Check out the ceiling. Check out the bay window looking out right over Lyall Bay! Generous sized meals... really tasty...fresh ingredients...organic where possible...rave, rave, rave.

Visited August 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Always a great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We often come here for brunch when visiting family in Wellington. Because it is so popular there is usually a queue but it moves quickly and the staff are excellent at getting you to a table and telling you how long the wait for food could be at busy times. Food and coffee always great.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great views but very noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Food is great slightly over priced. Service wasn't too bad the inside is wooden including foors which makes it really noisy to the point you can hear others.

Avoid peak times unless you want to queue.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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