(Maranui Surf Life Saving Club)
Wellington City 04 387 4539
- Mon – Sun 7:00am – 5:00pm
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Dress Code: Casual
- Seating for: 80
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Maranui Cafe is a quirky, 1940s-style cafe situated in the clubrooms of the Maranui Surf Club. Delicious meals and counter food served, with great views out across Lyall Bay.
20 Reviews for Maranui Cafe
All meals from brunch to lunch a brill.
A typical Wellington cafe you must visit. Considering how busy it is, the staff do well to keep it all cool & calm.
Obviously on wknds be prepared for the wait at the door before you can get your table, but once in you forget about the wait and come back to do the same thing next time.
We were told it would be 5 mins for a table.
During the actual 20 min wait for a table I noticed how filthy the kitchen was, not a good start.
Finally got a table, sadly it still had food scraps from the last clients on it. Then told there was a 45 min wait for food.
Ordered 2 Cappuccino’s only to get 2 tall glasses of very milky lukewarm coffee.
Waitress insisted they were Cappuccino’s, clearly she was a tea drinker and thought the would be Barista knew what he was doing.
There is no excuse for any Cafe’ in Wellington not knowing the basic styles of coffee or practising basic food hygiene.
Wont be going again.
As for the food, the counter-top cakes and thick-shakes were supreme. The food off the menu however was average. I ordered the Halumi and roasted Tomato bagel, well the Tomato was barely cooked and the bottom of the bagel was soggy
My mates toasted sandwich was a bit better, but both seemed a little pricey.
Hope they can get back to where they once were.
It is busy and crowded but thats just part of the fun.
food waits can be long at times but at least the staff warn you if its going to be over 20 mins and theres always much faster counter food options !!great salads!!
All in all a very bad experience, this is now off my return cafe list
I do not know what people see in this place, there are better cafes near by
PS don’t try there web site as it will give you a Fatal error: Access denied for user