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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
“salads” (23 reviews)
“toasties” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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7 Lyall Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times and virtually always super-busy which is a testament to what an awesome place it is! If you grab a spot by the window, and if it's of interest, you get a great birds eye-view of the surfing going on down...More

Thank Gil B
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks! Glad you had a good time! Appreciate the positive kind review! Cheers B

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where could we get breakfast at 7am before a 9am airport drop off of visitor? Maranui Surf Lifesaving Club Cafe. We arrived 7am and were ushered in at 7.01am. Latte for three arrived on table at 7.20am followed by Breakfast of Eggs Benedict, Scrambled eggs...More

Thank Sarona I
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much! Glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walkable from Wellington Airport in about 30mins via the tunnel, which makes for a nice walk after a lot of flying. This place has a tendency to be packed at the weekend, but catch it mid week and it's a great experience. Casual surf themed,...More

1  Thank KiwiFliesNZ
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After a wonderful meal in a great location with good service, we were disappointed to find that you charge the antiquated 10% public holiday surcharge when so many other businesses (e.g. petrol stations, retail outlets, activities etc.) and restaurants these days, choose not to. We...More

3  Thank lpw2017
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visit here quite regularly with family and friends. We always avoid peak times as it can be a bit crazy. Lots of great options on the menu but my favourite will always be the Big Bay Breakfast with extra hollandaise on the side. Only gripe...More

2  Thank Anthony G
bronwynk57, Manager at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback - please feel free to ask for your large Flat White in a cup. No problems there!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Good service, good coffee, good view. They let us know in advance that there would be a bit of a wait on food, and staff were always on hand to order more drinks

Thank 00Becky88
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A busy cafe, great location but the 2 hour wait for food was not worth it. The food was average and clearly put together in a rush. There was no apology for the wait and frankly the arrogance of the waiter was unbelievable.

Thank Lkw W
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Right on the beach, upstairs (no lift) great view. They don't take bookings and it's very busy but we didn't wait long for a table of 5. Brunch style menu with home made healthy salads and treats. We tried the fish tortilla, mussels, toasted sandwich,...More

Thank Lisa_Renee_Compain
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I loved this cafe full of vibrancy! The fresh salads are full of originality and colour and most of the food is of exceptional quality. Friendly, professional service with extra special attitude from the servers.

Thank ilovelife77
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must do in Wellington With a beautiful view out into the Cook Strait and then the food comes I make sure I go there if I am in Wellington as it is great food. Coffee is good there too

Thank paul_teddy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 04-387-4539
  • E-mail