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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-387 4539
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yummy food and shake, had to wait a while for a table but standard on a busy day. I had the snickers shake and it was delicious.

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Thank BethanyClapham
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to fuel up before going out for the day, there were the brunch staples along side some refreshingly different options like beans served with a tomato salad. Milk shakes were served in huge metal cups like the old days.

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Thank dickytim
Queenstown, New Zealand
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a coffee with friends Saturday morning and the place was packed! We were offered to sit at bar stools until a table became available but we opted to sit outside. Turns out this was a great idea as it was a beautiful day. Didn't try the food but judging on the number of people there it must be... More 

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Thank Amanda2266
New Zealand
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday afternoon around 4 for drinks/coffees etc. initially given wrong drinks menu but not a problem - cheerful guy took our orders. They were obviously in clean up mode as much dropping of cutlery and plates made it a nerve jangling experience. They are missing a trick not staying open late on a Friday as we then... More 

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Thank RobboNewZealand
Masterton, New Zealand
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166 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a business meeting in the downstairs room (which by the way is a fabulous space for small meetings) and had a team breakfast before hand. The eggs bene was wonderful...as was the coffee and juice. A great selection of baked goodies was brought to us for morning tea - again, fabulous. The location is great too - literally right... More 

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Thank Tracey011
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, view and atmosphere! Tried a few different things of the menu and they're all delicious. Coffee ( Havana beans ) is my favorite in Wellington.

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Thank Julia22121991
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular spot right on the beach. They overlook Lyall Bay and you can sit with your coffee watching the surfers and beachcombers. Good brunch food, it is usually pretty crowded on the week ends.

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Thank Rhonna G
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were amazed to see our busy this cafe is on Monday morning around 10am. Good quick service with nice mochas and muffins. Great views over Lyall Bay.

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Thank Sharon W
New Zealand
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a busy cafe unless you're incredibly lucky with your timing. I have eaten here a number of times both before and after the fire and I love it. The food is excellent though the surroundings can be a bit challenging for some as there's a lot of tables in the space and it can get quite noisy. If... More 

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Thank Simonteeeeeeeeeeee
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't get booked out for no reason. Great breakfast as always and nice venue with amazing views

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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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-387 4539

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