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Cafe Novella

) #19 of 56 Restaurants in Paraparaumu $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
7 Iver Trask Place | Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 4-298 7257
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (3 reviews)
“cabinet food” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Iver Trask Place | Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful spot tucked away behind Coastlands Mall. Great coffee and lovely selection of food. Indoor and outdoor tables. Lovely and warm.

Thank notagain9
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch of a roasted vege fritata and a baked kumara. Really good. Nice coffee altho could have been a bit hotter. Very friendly staff.

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Dropped in for coffee and cake. Had an apple and mango shortcake - which also had a cheese cake type layer in there as well. Was awesome. Really great coffee too.

Thank amr100
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Novella cafe is situated next to the library and ideally located for a quick lunch or a snack. The menu consists of cabinet food, slices etc and a board menu (Offering toasted sandwiches , breakfast fare and baps.) I ordered a coffee and an egg...More

Thank kimberlyhat
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great Price, fair service, great range on the menu, walked in, and found plenty of seating - great all round cafe

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Well I was so looking for something quick and easy and Cafe Novella was right on. Handy to the important stuff, like the library and council buildings, not that I was using them 😀. Cafe was quite busy yet we were served quickly, had our...More

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The one thing this cafe has being close to the shops & next door to the Library. I am not a fan because I like to get my hot drink with my food. 9/10 this doesn't happen & then find hot drink not hot! Also...More

Thank Chrismish
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch. Its very busy, next door to library. A good place to get a good barista made coffee with a wide selection of cabinet food available and food to order. Service is fast and friendly. Slices are really excellent, the ginger one particularly....More

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place and love the staff who are so friendly. They get my coffee right every time. Love their club sandwiches, gluten free quiche and soup. They do lots of lovely looking slices and cakes but I don't eat them so can't comment.

Thank Jennie_gutry
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I have been to this Cafe couple of times. It was recommended by a friend. It has good atmosphere, food was good and tea and coffee is good too. All meals look well presented and what we ate was lovely. The brown sugar and cinnamon...More

Thank Ashmin H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Iver Trask Place | Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Paraparaumu
  • Phone Number: +64 4-298 7257
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Cafe Novella is possibly Paraparaumu's best kept secret. Tucked between the council and library buildings we are a warm, welcoming cafe with super friendly and efficient staff who deliver great service and consistent, quality coffee and specialty teas. Made fresh everyday are our delicious scones, pinwheels, muffins and traditional club sandwiches. Our kitchen provides satisfying hot meals (lunches and breakfasts) as well as our two layered toasted sandwiches. We always offer a great selection of gluten free and vegetarian options. All food is made on site and fresh. Find us in the Entertainment Book. We look forward to meeting you!
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