Local Secrets: Breakfast & Brunch
Sea breezes, fresh coffee and scrambled eggs - brunch on the Kāpiti Coast is an experience like no other. You'll want to visit all of these local favourites!
Beach Road Deli
5 Beach Rd, Paekakariki
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.
31 Poplar Avenue, Raumati South
The Sunday Cantina Kitchen makes the most of the abundance of fresh local produce this region has to 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 a guilt-free brunch to get you started for the day!
Two Fat Chefs
30 - 31 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu
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!
Marine Parade Eatery
50 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach
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!
Olde Beach Bakery
3 Ono St, Waikanae Beach, Waikanae
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.
The Front Room Coastal Eatery
42 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach
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!
Joe and Joy
11 Mahara Place, Waikanae
Coffee and freshly prepared food shared with loved ones is one of the great joys of life! Whether you are relaxing in Joe and Joy café with a coffee, choosing a special occasion cake from their range, ordering catering online for your next meeting, the delicious food and fantastic service will ensure your experience is a great one. Joe & Joy also offer year-round delivery - click on the link below for the latest info on how to order.
30 Main Street, Otaki
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.
50 Riverbank Rd, Otaki
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!