We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

$$ - $$$European, Cafe,
7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-387 4539
Website
Save
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (118)
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (18 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe
1. Great beach side cafe
"I love the views over Lyall Bay"
Emma
Read review
2. Delicious baking
"One of the best cafes in Wellington"
P468VTianw
Read review
3. Excellent coffee
"Great coffee, perfect porridge and staff"
MaryAnne E
Read review
Write a Review
Reviews (466)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very busy place - waiting is a bit awkward but worth it. I am dairy intolerant and my friend is gluten intolerant, but this is no issue here! So many options and all the food looks amazing! The service was good once...More

Thank Monique B
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate it. Cheers

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We visited last week, while on holiday from UK. My husband and I ordered the The Cook Straight Catch ! What a dish ! Superb fish dish, the best I have ever tasted, and I am well travelled. My husband agreed. All our party agreed...More

1  Thank Jayne B
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Hey. Thanks for the kind words! Appreciate the feedback! Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, laid back easy vibe, great surf fit out & friendly staff - buttermilk pancakes & coffee were delicious. Awesome view over the Ocean.

Thank Sarah E
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much! Glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cafe has a great atmosphere with knowledgeable staff who serve great food. I would recommend to all.

Thank Jack T
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey thanks! Its great to get positive feedback! Appreciate it and will hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maranui is my go to cafe in Wellington. It has consistently great food with amazing, and massive, thick shakes! There is generally a bit of a wait for food at Maranui, around 40 minutes as it is very very popular. But the wait is worth...More

Thank Olivia K
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Glad you like the pancakes! Thanks for the kind words. Hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my parents here for lunch as they were visiting from out of town. Firstly, the food and drinks were all excellent. A great range and an interesting mix of sauces and condiments available too. Secondly, the seaside location makes for beautiful views on the...More

Thank JakeRaven
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey. Thanks for the kind words and understanding that sometimes we do not always get it 100% right - but that we do try to rectify any issues. Hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, awesome friendly staff, one of the best locations in Wellington. It's worth the wait. Consistently good coffee, and the milkshakes? don't even get me started, chocolate thickshake hands down.

Thank Maliaga
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey! Great that you love the milkshakes - I love the coffee shakes! Thanks for the kind words - hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was very good! the stuff members who were very nice, a nice view and great food!! Definitely recommend it!

Thank Shadha A
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey! Thanks very much for the kind words. Glad you had a good time. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect breakfast and fabulous views out to sea. Great atmosphere Service was friendly Amenities are clean and downstairs Access will be difficult for those not able to manage stairs.

Thank Judy H
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us at Maranui. Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Didn't even have to wait. This cafe always delivers on food and service and the ambience and views are what makes it

1  Thank Lucinda J
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey appreciate the positive feedback. Thanks for the kind review! See you again soon!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Skipping Stone Cafe
12 reviews
1.20 km away
Cupcake Cafe
7 reviews
1.39 km away
Spruce Goose
476 reviews
.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wellington Zoo
1,187 reviews
1.14 km away
Lyall Bay
100 reviews
.43 km away
Island Bay
81 reviews
1.86 km away
Government House
51 reviews
2.84 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Hannah R
22 July 2017|
Answer
Response from bronwynk57 | Property representative |
Hi. We can happily accommodate your dog outside (perhaps up on our rear dack) but unfortunately as we are upstairs it is not really appropriate to bring the dog upstairs into the main cafe - unless it was a Guide Dog... More
2
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-387 4539
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing