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Cafe Novella

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7 Iver Trask Place | Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 4-298 7257
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07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 14:00
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 on the expensive side for food with not a lot of choice.

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Thank Chrismish
Wellington, New Zealand
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436 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. Its had a revamp and has a clean fresh look. Nice tables outside too. Only... More 

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Thank Ah62
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jennie_gutry
Auckland
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 scroll was yummy. English Breakfast tea was ok and coffee was ok too. Staff are... More 

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Thank Ashmin H
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Met some girlfriends here for coffee yesterday and took along my 5 month old puppy. Staff were extremely friendly and attentive and offered me a water bowl for the dog a couple of times. Coffee was great and when my friend ordered me a short black instead of a long and I asked for some water to be added to... More 

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Thank Shelley M
Wellington, New Zealand
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436 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

A good location beside the library and it has both indoor and outside tables. Good selection of food, prompt and friendly service, and the coffee was good. Their cheese scones are great!

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Thank Ah62
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Great coffee by Marina - great gluten free options and fabulous savoury dishes. Visit here two or three times a week and apart from selling out of stuff - they never let me down.

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Thank Jennie_gutry
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

I had afternoon tea here with a friend yesterday, and have been here for morning tea and lunch previously. The service is prompt, the decor is fairly basic, and the food is standard cafe fare. We found the sound of the coffee machine and the dishes being put away was quite loud. The tables are quite close together, and there... More 

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Thank Sue S
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Staff were friendly and helpful. Selection of food was good and reasonably priced. As I see regular faces there I believe it is a good sign when customers keep on returning.

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Thank sonyas345
Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Nice food reasonably priced but not overly huge selection but what they have is really good. Has outdoor seating for the summer and a pull down cover for winter etc.No toilet facilities so you have to use the library next door which is no biggie.

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Thank Elliekg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?