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Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe

$$ - $$$European, Cafe,
7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-387 4539
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
7 Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Good food & coffee, great buzzing atmosphere, and friendly staff. I ordered a toasted ham & cheese sandwich, ingredients were fresh and delicious - will definitely return to try more from their menu. Sit outside on a sunny day for a great view of Lyall...More

Thank Nickie Y
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hey! Thanks so much for the kind words! Really pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with a colleague for breakfast and to meet a client. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Great menu. Got the vegan wonder bowl which was very tasty. Will definitely come again.

Thank taranaki_aspen
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hey! Thanks for the kind words. We are pretty happy too with the Vegan Goodness bowl - Katie who also owns Maranui is Vegan so loves creating delicious vegan dishes. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 July 2017

LOVE this place, a must go whenever in wellington, tastiest food, excellent sized portions and menu options. This is a gem! Staff are super fun, not pushy, and always seem happy to be there. Coffee is consistently on point and what else... oh yeah the...More

Thank Lou L
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hey! Thanks - super glad you had a good time! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers

Reviewed 17 July 2017

After dreadful weather, sitting by the seaside on a Saturday morning with sun shining and great views of the waves (plus planes coming and going) was very enjoyable. Ambience is very good, despite hard chairs and noise - and menu extensive. All our breakfast dishes...More

Thank Kathryn M
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hey! Thanks for the kind words. It is a pretty awesome view - whatever the weather here! Cheers

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were on our way to the airport and there was a long queue to get in. We told the maitre'd who kindly took our order and we were in and out with plenty of time to get to our international flight. Well worth the...More

Thank lucyjessie04
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Awesome! Glad it worked out for you! Thanks for the positive feedback.

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Although very popular and busy, the service was serene. Nice to follow up with a walk along the beach.

Thank FraserJMM
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hey! Thanks for the kind words. It was such a nice winters weekend to walk the beach too! Cheers

Reviewed 11 July 2017

One of our 'must dos' whenever in Wellington. Food and drinks are always superb. Lots of yummy options makes it difficult to decide! Very popular so may need to queue at peak times, but well worth the wait!. Fantastic position right on the beach.

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

Hey! Thanks so much for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed yourself! Thanks again

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Maranui is worth the trip from the city. Situated on the shore front - you have views of the planes coming in, rolling waves and people braving the southerly winds for a walk on the beach. The food is consistently excellent whether it's from the...More

Thank CatherineTT100
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey that's a lovely review. Thanks so much! Hopefully catch you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this cafe by a local (and we read about it online). This place did not disappoint. You'll have to wait in line for a while, but the wait is worth it. We were seated by the window so we had amazing beach...More

Thank Marilyn M
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hey! Thanks for the kind review. We appreciate it and are glad you had a great time! Cheers

Reviewed 2 July 2017

We've eaten our way through the menu over the years... We especially love the fish tacos, the tomato and avo toast, the big and the vegie breakfast - and the coffee! And the staff of course! (just get rid of those damp cloths in your...More

Thank Sopressaa
bronwynk57, Owner at Maranui Surf Lifesaving Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hey! Thanks for the great review and kind words!

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
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, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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