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“Love at first bite”

Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe
Ranked #12 of 921 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
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160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Love at first bite”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

There is nothing wrong with this place that I can find.

The service is fanastico, the food exceptional, the location maginifico, and the coffee spledifero.

Go there. Now. Eat. Drink. Discuss.

  • Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Food, Service and Views Wonderful - Worth Checking Out”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

As per above food, service and views are great. If you haven't been here you should but try early in the week and not at lunchtime. There is always a well known Wellingtonian to see here and it attracts plenty of workers etc from the film/ movie industry. Yes it is upstairs - thats why it has a wonderful view and yes it is noisy you just need to be aware of these factors and come at the appropriate time for you. Eg if you like the bustle come at lunchtime - if you like the quite come early.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank CosmicCowgirl
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Feilding, New Zealand
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ruined by children”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Went to Maranui yesterday morning for breakfast.. took about 5min to get a seat which was fine. food and coffee came out quite fast despite being very busy. We were seated at the back near the kids play area and the kids ruined our whole breakfast. They really need to move play area!! Food ok, coffee ok. definately would not come back

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Eva N
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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542 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Busy place”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Shared a great brunch lunch with family, good coffee and impressive meals. The big breakfast served two hungry folk, the tomato & avocado on toast was so tasty as were the quesadillas and the beans on toast a hearty serving. Only minor niggle was that the toast was a little firm - but definitely wholesome.
Couldn't resist some of the counter food cakes as carry out treats!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank MLW28
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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Any time of day GREAT !!”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

I have loved breakfast here, in fact one of the best ever experienced, I have loved lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner all equally as much. This place certainly knows how to produce good hearty food, and all served up in a very atmospheric little place with wonderful beach views. Mind I don't think I could do much in the way of life saving once I had eaten one of their lovely meals !

Visited February 2012
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