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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

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7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food, great staff, very welcoming. Love their Christmas cakes when in season just divine. Great view and coffee is amazing. The long line wait is so so worth it.

Thank pandmcu
Denpasar, Indonesia
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always stop at Maranui at least once when we're in Wellington. You just cant beat the great service, amazing views and fresh creative food. We sat outside in the brisk Wellington wind and our waitstaff was very helpful, offering us clean tea towels to sit on in case the bench seats were wet. The food was top notch, as... More 

Thank mahinawhiu
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of fav little spots. As long as there is great coffee and a fabulous bit of character in the location and decor, you can't go wrong. Maranui Has both of those criteria locked.

Thank Happytravellers103
Cromwell, New Zealand
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular spot but worth a wee wait if you have to - great views especially if you get a front window table but atmosphere is buzzing wherever you sit. Wide variety of foods on offer from deli or menu - all freshly prepared and delicious. Staff are well trained and compliment this quirky establishment superbly. Prosecco was excellent- great find... More 

Thank Beverley1962642254
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great meal but soo busy always. If you don't mind waiting of the crowds then this is an ideal place for a meal

Thank George H
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here heaps. Occasionally when really busy the presentation and attention to detail, particularly with the coffee, slips ever so slightly. If you have the flexibility between a weekend and weekday visit try weekday. Having said this, I have never left unsatisfied. They do very well for how popular they are. The menu is an easy 5/5 with... More 

Thank Sam S
Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous way to start the day. Breakfast has many choices and the view is amazing over the bay and across to the airport. Lovely staff.

Thank Debby M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally recommend this place. Amazing views, cool surroundings. The staff were friendly and the service was fast and professional. Food was also great.

Thank Brett J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has served good food for years. It also has a nice view of Lyall Bay. You can either eat inside or outside. There are always some nice treats available to buy at the front of the store. I always get the Cook Strait. It is a couple of nice pieces of fresh fish and is topped with delicious... More 

Thank Bruce S. H
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quick takeaway trip to Maranui. $20 for sandwich, coffee & cake - sandwich was labelled as $8 but the entire top cabinet row of sweets is without pricing - I think a charge of $7.50 for cake is steep and so should be labeled in all fairness to consumers. Lovely food & coffee though.

Thank AWellingtonGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 021389311

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