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Jan's Cafe and Bistro

) #25 of 56 Restaurants in Paraparaumu $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
30 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 4-297 2382
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“crepes” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European
$$ - $$$
30 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

We actually came here because the place that we intended to go for breakfast on the water front was full. We were seated at the very back of the resturant (there was a table available at the front so not sure why we were placed...More

Thank cfkendall
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Ate here last week and it was great.One of us had an amazing mushroom special breakfast and i had the full brekky.Sensational food.Quick service,amazing mushrooms and bacon and the coffee is pretty damn good!Value for money,you bet!

Thank Tim M
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

I have been going here off and on for a while now, and will continue to do so, as they make the best crépes that I've come across, with banana,bacon, and maple syrup. The other menu items are top notch too. Great coffee, good service....More

Thank Shortcat
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Good honest food, dont let the old appearance of this place put you off... The food cooked is good honest food. Cooked well. Could do with a wee tidy up, just even clearing the junk from under tables and benches would make a difference. Happy...More

Thank A2853HDianc
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Unsure why the glowing reviews. This place is more truck stop than beachside cafe. Decor very dated. Seated next to home brew kit and various garage items. Meals were large but that where it ends. Scrambled eggs were more akin to murdered eggs. Tasteless, watery...More

Thank DaveBevin
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Not as shiny and modern looking as other restaurants close by - but we are very glad to have found this place. We visit an elderly uncle in the area regularly and he likes to come here for lunch - and now so do we....More

Thank TaiMarilyn
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Nothing new to say really! Just another perfect meal at Jan's cafe. She makes the best scrambled eggs for sure. Every meal has always been perfect and never any issues with anything. Jan and her husband are both wonderful people. Jans an amazing artist and...More

Thank Jacob15
Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a normal looking café across the road from the beach at Paraparaumu. But the food is fantastic. Jan has a great menu, plus a choice of cabinet food too. Coffee is great, or you can get a tea instead. If you like mushrooms,...More

Thank Shortcat
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and i visited Jan's Cafe and Bistro for lunch today! Presentation of the cafe came across as,Beach,surf,community,rustic look with friendly staff.Not long seated a waitress was ready to serve us!👌But,we just needed time to look over the menu so she politely excused herself...More

1  Thank Jackie K
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for brunch. ..the food was OK and the portions monstrous ! The flies buzzing made a lovely ambient sound to enjoy breakfast with . The coffee wasn't too bad . The room itself was really hot though . Enjoyable enough but the...More

Thank LeighnLane
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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Paraparaumu
  • Phone Number: +64 4-297 2382
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