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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 30 March 2017

Went here with a few friend for just some nibbles and a late lunch. We were not disappointed. I had a ham cheese and caramelized onion toasties and they were to die for and friends loved all there dishes also. Tasty coffee, good service and...More

Thank CrazyT89
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Only had morning coffee but the atmosphere and view was terrific. Told that the line for brunch on weekends winds out the door, down the stairs, and into the parking lot. Not surprised.

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered off the snack menu mussels, quesadillas and fries. Wash it down with a tasty craft beer. Enjoy the view. Off for an afternoon nap. Fantastic. You wouldn't pick it from the outside. Treat yo self.

1  Thank Jeromy M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Came for breakfast. It was busy but we got a table. Stunning views. I had the full breakfast which was a little expensive by British standards but well worth it.

Thank Kat T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Amazing views, loved the vegetarian salads as perfect lunch meal. Good service and coffee too; always love coming here.

1  Thank 422troyb
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Maranui is a standard brunch place on the coast of Lyall Bay. Through the large windows you get a great view out to sea, can see the planes landing, the ferries, people surfing depending on the weather. If you're stuck in the back corner, this...More

Thank Mobes316
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Who knew that inside this ordinary looking surf club, upstairs you'll find an original and trendy looking cafe that serves food as good as it looks. Popular with locals, randoms hitting town are also finding about this place too. This means the only downside is...More

Thank DJBSydney
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Took overseas family here as we believe the Maranui is a real slice of New Zealand, as usual it was packed to the door but didn't take too long for a table to become available. We were able to enjoy some of Wellington's craft beers...More

Thank chattis
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I am quite used to the disappointment one can suffer when going back to a loved place only to find it wanting.. But not this time..This is an unpretentious eatery from which diners have a 180º view of a beautiful and pristine beach. They offer,...More

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, 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: 04-387-4539
  • E-mail