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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So busy but can't fault A thing coffee perfect food beautiful service great views awesome. Would definitely go back again and recommend. A+++++

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Thank 718jackieh
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a Wellington Institution - right on the beach - good coffee and fabulous brunch/lunch spot a fun funky place - staff have a great attitude - try to get an outside seat if its a nice day.

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Thank Harvey C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the café on a fine but windy day. The views over Cook Strait were amazing and this created a very real and special ambience for a coffee and scone. The other meals on offer also looked good and the number of people at 11am supported the reputation the café has. Strongly recommend Maranui for a special experience when... More 

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Thank Ross458
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maranui do amazing food from breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea it's all made on sight, free range, affordable prices and large portions. Maranui surf club have amazing views out on the beach and ocean, if you're lucky you'll be able to see the ferries cross into and out of the channel.

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Thank capitalfoodie
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast this morning. Great coffee and delicious breakfast enjoyed by all 9 of us. One of the best cafes in Wellington

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Thank P468VTianw
Napier, New Zealand
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the bomb for the view and the food. It is a must if you go down to Wellington for is outstanding

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Thank paul_teddy
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a long held favorite with me and everyone I have introduced to it. Excellent quality food and fantastic view. Which is why it is nearly always busy.

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Thank arebe290
Hong Kong, China
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee, atmosphere, staff are mint!! Food is always good too! Had the fish taco which was plentiful but a little spicy. Gluten free bread available too :) Busy on weekends... Good luck! We went on a casual Tuesday and there was a forty minute wait on food, however we agreed to stay! Worth it X

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Thank K M
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wet rainy day drop off at Wellington airport. Could not resist coming around the corner to the surf club. Original we where bought here by our Wellington friends and has become a Food and Coffee favourite. Recommend anybody grabbing the space and time to enjoy the beach the food and coffee.

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Thank Sue L
Hong Kong, China
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got off the plane in Wellington and was taken to Maranui for a coffee and a nibble. Really very good and a popular place. Been many years since I was there when it was a surf club bit of a change but all good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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: (04) 387 4539

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