Kāpiti Coast Dining Guide

​Whether you are looking for a delicious brunch to start your day, a refuel in the afternoon or somewhere for a special dinner, there’s a world of flavours to sip and sample on the Kāpiti Coast. Here's just a few options.

Paekākāriki

Beach Road Deli

5 Beach Rd, Paekakariki

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Beach Road Deli is the Paekākāriki locals' pantry and caffeine hub. Using a fair trade organic Wellington roasted coffee by The Immigrants Son, they thrive on making deluxe coffee.

Their baker is up at the crack of dawn, baking fresh rolls and baked goods. With the majority of baking done on site, you can be sure it is just how your nana baked with no nasties or additives. Handmade artisan goodness at its finest.

www.beachroaddeli.co.nz

Raumati South

Sunday Cantina

31 Poplar Avenue, Raumati South

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Well known for their spectacular salads and divine raw baking, the Sunday Cantina kitchen makes the most of the abundance of local produce the region has on offer. Not only is the food fresh and full of flavour the ingredients also tell the stories of the amazing local people who, with love,  grow and produce food for their community.

It's the perfect place for food that will delight all of your senses.

Insider's secret: join one of chef Fi's famous cooking classes to take your cooking to another level!

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Raumati Social Club

34 Poplar Ave, Raumati South

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Located in the heart of The Raumati South, The Raumati Social Club embodies everything its name stands for. A hub where locals gather, eat delicious seasonal food, enjoy a beverage and soak in the atmosphere. With a backdrop of live music most weekends, you can feel the soul of Raumati within its walls. Blending both cuisine and the arts together, the cafe is a melting pot of culture.

Local art displays line the walls that up and coming artists fill with their soulful tunes and hip hop beats. There is no one size fits all here, a blend of cultures, genres and food is what makes coming to The Raumati Social Club a memorable experience.

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Raumati Village

Margaret Road Bistro & Wine Bar

9 Margaret Road, Raumati Village, Raumati Beach

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The delightful Margaret Road Bistro & Wine Bar provides a sumptuous new dining experience right in the heart of Raumati Beach Village. Relax inside with the delicious menu or, if the weather is playing nicely, sit outside in the garden courtyard and share a selection of small plates. Margaret Road Bistro & Wine Bar is the perfect place to spend time with the special people in your life. 

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Louis Sergeant French Patisserie

8 Margaret Road, Raumati

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No trip to the Kāpiti Coast is complete without a visit to the divine Louis Sergeant French Patisserie.  Indulge in Wellington-famous macarons, spectacular cakes and delicious pastries, or prepare a savoury delight with bread, artisan paté, terrines, Saucisson, cheeses and gourmet sandwiches. They also serve a really great coffee and offer home delivery!

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www.croissantsandco.co.nz

Boundary Tap & Kitchen

3 Raumati Rd, Raumati Beach

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Boundary Tap & Kitchen, in the heart of Raumati Beach village, really does have something for everyone. With relaxed inside and outside dining areas and a fantastic food and drinks menu, it is the perfect spot for a quick snack after the beach, a light lunch in the sun, a cosy dinner with the better half or a fantastic 3-course meal with friends and family. Delicious!

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Waterfront Bar & Eatery

3 Garden Road, Raumati Beach

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If you are looking for great food, fantastic drinks and spectacular views then you can't go past the Waterfront Bar & Eatery. With unbroken views of Kapiti Island and Raumati Beach if you time it right you might catch one of the phenomenal sunsets over Kapiti Island!

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www.waterfrontbar.co.nz

Paraparaumu Beach

50-50

An unequivocal avant-garde dining experience

22 Maclean St, Paraparaumu Beach

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Awarded a coveted "HAT" in the 2021/22 Cuisine Good Food Awards, 50-50 was described as having "an exquisiteness to this experience clearly stamps 50– 50 as the best in Paraparaumu’s ever-growing dining cluster".

This praise is what happens when you blend the best local produce, meat and seafood with culinary tweaks, techniques and flavours from all over the world to make delicious modern New Zealand dishes.

Working around the world including for Gordon Ramsay in Tokyo and on super-yachts has honed chef Helen Turnbull's inventive take on food. At this stripped-back eatery she opened with maître d’ Eddy Kennedy, Helen takes admirable risks with an ever-changing menu. Michelin may never visit, but they should.

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50/50

The Common Room

9 Maclean Street, Paraparaumu Beach

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An intimate family-owned and operated coffee shop, big on great service. Serving delicious People's coffee and phenomenal keto/gluten-free cabinet options!

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The Lockup

52b Marine Parade , Paraparaumu

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Home of the famous Jackie’s Gems, Lockup is a fun, casual, takeaway eatery serving delicious home-style food and locally roasted Dark Horse Coffee. With a seated backyard it's a great place to enjoy delicious coffee and food! The Lockup is kid and dog friendly so there's no need to leave the messy ones at home!

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Marine Parade Eatery

50 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach

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The team at Marine Parade Eatery serve great coffee and mouth-watering food from an outstanding menu. With its quirky, beachy interior it is a place where the entire family can enjoy great meals from breakfast to lunch - and any time in between!

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Hola Mexican

24 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach

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A culinary treat at the beach, choose the eatery that suits your mood!

Hola Street Food
Downstairs is where the Hola modern kitchen meets Mexican street food! The menu is full of flavour, colour and authenticity that delight taste buds  Delicioso!

Hola Bar & Grill
Upstairs you'll find creative contemporary Mexican cuisine showcasing local suppliers of meat and fresh produce, with imported ingredients from Mexico.

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www.holamexican.co.nz

Salty’s Diner

44 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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Salty’s Diner is the newest addition to the Food Folk Family.  Calling itself the "rowdy little sister who gets away with anything" the Salty's team deliver good ole diner food - served up with friendly and casual service, and a side of inappropriate kitchen banter.

They promise to keep the food fresh with a big, bold and smokey menu that provides an epic tasting experience.  It's a place to catch up with mates, chill, and enjoy the feed.

Tasty eats & North End Brewing beers served from a lovingly converted vintage Airstream right in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach. What more could you want?

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Soprano Ristorante

Copperfield Complex, 7 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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Soprano Ristorante offers great tasting and good value Italian cuisine. The relaxed and soothing atmosphere is inviting for a romantic dinner for 2, casual dinner with friends or large family/group functions.

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www.sopranokapiti.co.nz

The Surfer's Mistress

10 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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The best way to finish off a day at the beach is with delicious food - and The Surfer's Mistress is the ideal place to go! Hand made Pasta, delicious authentic Italian Pizza, grilled steaks and fresh fish! What more could you want? 

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Two Fat Chefs

30 - 31 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu

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Nestled into the Paraparaumu waterfront is a fantastic cafe, after opening in 2019 it has quickly become a local favourite and is regularly packed out for Sunday brunches! Two Fat Chefs is the perfect place to sit down and watch Paraparaumu go by! 

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Spice Lounge

15B Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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Nestled in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach shops you'll find the Spice Lounge Indian restaurant. Their extensive menu combines a huge variety of the finest vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan dishes ranging from spicy to mild to suit the taste of every palate. Fully Licensed and BYO.

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China Beach

44 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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China Beach Restaurant is is located opposite Paraparaumu Beach. Watch a beautiful sunset over the sea whilst enjoying a variety of Chinese foods, including Cantonese-style steam dim sims and barbecued meat, traditional Peking duck, sizzling plate dishes, and Sichuan-style poached beef. There really is something for everyone. 

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Paraparaumu

The Jolly Pub & Kitchen

93 Mazengarb Road, Paraparaumu

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The chefs at the Jolly Kitchen use the freshest ingredients to create meals that not only delight your tastebuds, but they also look fantastic as well! Their curry night is a huge local favourite and often sells out quickly. The outdoor seating area provides the perfect spot for a sunny evening dinner. 

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Passo

159 Kāpiti Rd, Paraparaumu

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Passo means to pass, to stop by, to drop in. It’s the nickname of local chef and restaurateur, Michele Passarello and the original name of the street his family have been living on for generations.

Join Michele for authentic pizza, pasta, secondi, contorni and more, just like his Nonna used to make, but now combined with modern flavours and techniques. More than a restaurant, Passo is a place to get together offering genuine hospitality, great food and drinks and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Stop in for coffee, lunch, dinner or a decadent dessert.

Take-out gelato anyone?

Passo

Refinery Bar & Eatery

8 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu

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If you are looking for a restaurant/bar in Kāpiti that ticks all your boxes look no further than Refinery Bar & Eatery. Tucked away at the Kāpiti Lights complex, close to Paraparaumu’s main shopping area, Refinery Bar & Eatery has lots of parking, a great atmosphere, a wide-ranging drinks menu and amazing food.

With 4 distinct areas (the bar, restaurant, function room and pizza garden) the Refinery is a fantastic spot for a private function, a work meeting or a catch-up with friends. 

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Waikanae

Salt and Wood BBQ

11 Ngaio Rd, Waikanae

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The Salt & Wood BBQ brew-pub is unashamedly all about meat and beer. Connected to the North End Brewery by a large glass wall, the Salt & Wood team insist that "there's no combo on earth like legit American BBQ and a cold pint" 

Can't decide which of the 14 or so beers brewed at the on-site North End Brewery you should have with your meal? Ask the team which pairs best with your meal or share a 6-beer tasting tray with a friend and then have a pint of your favourite. 

There’s also a large wine and cocktail selection, and well-thought breakfast and burger menus for all-day dining.

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Karl Felipe Patisserie

Shop 8, 2 Mahara Place, Waikanae

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Karl Felipe is a boutique patisserie based in Mahara Place, Waikanae. Specialising in desserts and pastries, make sure you don't come hungry or you will be going away with far too many delights that please not only the eyes but also the taste buds! A great place to sneak to for a special treat during the day!

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Siggy's Pies

6 Mahara Place, Waikanae

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Siggy's boast that they make the heartiest, tastiest and just downright bestest pies in the known universe...in Waikanae on the gorgeous Kāpiti Coast.

Catering to both omnivores and herbivores (and gluten free on request), plus ongoing flavour combinations being created, Siggy's have turned the classic kiwi pie up to 11!

Offering contactless pick up during Level 3 - order at the window. 

 

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Waikanae Beach

Olde Beach Bakery

3 Ono St, Waikanae Beach, Waikanae

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Olde Beach Bakery is the first bakery in Waikanae Beach, and little sister to Long Beach Tavern. 

A casual, cheerful, friendly and beautified corner of Waikanae Beach, where people of all walks of life enjoy the delicious baked goods as well as the garden and seating area. The open kitchen design provides customers the opportunity to see the processes involved in creating world class baked goods and this also helps promote dialogue between our bakers and our community.

Olde Beach Bakery offers the best cheese scones, traditional French breads and pastries, delicious handmade pies, as well as milkshake syrups made from scratch.

www.foodfolk.co.nz/olde-beach-bakery

The Front Room Coastal Eatery

42 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach

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With a delightful front room looking out onto a park, and a fabulous back garden, The Front Room Coastal Eatery is fabulous to visit whether for a deliciously fresh breakfast, lunch or dinner, or an afternoon beverage.

Bev, Blair and the team will make you feel at home, rested and well-fed. Divine!

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Long Beach Cafe and Tavern

40 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach

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At Long Beach simplicity meets sheer quality with a menu dedicated to fresh and local ingredients. The relaxed atmosphere, fair trade coffee, International beer/wine list and full bar all speak of the restaurant's originality and commitment to quality. Long Beach - a collaborative effort, led by its owners, is proud of its relationship with its loyal patrons, staff and local producers.

 

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Tuk Tuk Thai Waimea

1 Waimea Road, Waikanae Beach

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A much-loved Wellington favourite, Tuk Tuk Thai is now in Kāpiti! Based in the beachfront Waimea building at Waikanae Beach, Daeng & Team Tuk Tuk welcome you to enjoy their home-style Thai food with a difference. Using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients in their cooking this is authentic Thai food made with a passion. Their tom-yum soup is delicious!

 

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Te Horo

Ruth Pretty's Garden Room Cafe & Cooking School

41 School Road, Te Horo

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Pretty by name and nature, Ruth's place is a foodie's delight. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm, Ruth Pretty's kitchen shop and Garden Room Cafe is locally famous for their coffee and cake deal. Set in a rustic glass-covered outdoor area it is the perfect place to unwind.  The locals make a beeline for the Ginger Gems!

You're not a true foodie until you've graduated from one of Ruth's Cooking school classes! 

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The Winemaker's Daughter

1081 State Highway 1, Te Horo

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You'll be surprised by The Winemaker's Daughter! Found down a long drive off State Highway 1, The Winemaker's Daughter is in a beautiful rural setting, with tables under flowering bougainvillea. The delicious menu includes a huge range of vegan options, making the Winemaker's perfect for a delightful dinner for two or an intimate function, luncheon or wedding.

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Ōtaki

Gorge Cafe

50 Riverbank Rd, Otaki

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With a delicious menu using predominantly local produce and some of the best coffee on the Kāpiti Coast, Gorge Cafe is a great place for brunch, lunch or dinner. Based in Ōtaki, the cafe is the perfect stop as you explore the northern parts of the region!  Can't decide from the menu? Check out the amazing cabinet food or mix-and-match from the sides to make your own perfect meal. A great place to soak up the vibes while you try a locally-crafted, award-winning Elemental Cider.

Feeling hot and bothered? Grab a sorbet or gelato to eat in or takeaway. Delicious! 

Gorge Cafe

Ōtaki Kitchen

30 Main Street, Otaki

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Located in the heart of historic Ōtaki village, the Ōtaki Kitchen is a wonderfully cosy boutique cafe/restaurant serving a delicious range of a la carte and counter food.

Situated in the Family Hotel building, which was completed in 1881, the interior is a modern nod to bygone times while the simple yet clever combinations of flavours and textures make dining here a delight. Courtyard dining next to the recently re-furbished Civic Theatre provides a fabulous way to watch the world pass by. 

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Antonio's Restaurant and Bar

Opposite Otaki Railway Station, Otaki

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A little bit of New York, a little bit of Italy, Antonio's offer pizza, pasta and salad with options for vegetarians and meat lovers as well as special meals for the keto-lover in your life. For something just a tad luxe, try their authentic Italian-styled gelato. With eat-in or take-out options, make sure that you leave room for their tiramisu!

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