Local Secrets: Brunch by the beach
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
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!
Waterfront Bar & Kitchen
3 Garden Road, Raumati Beach
Now with new owners, the Waterfront Bar & Kitchen is going from strength to strength. If you are looking for great food, fantastic drinks and spectacular views, then you can't go past the Waterfront Bar & Kitchen. 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!
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!
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!
Hey Coastie Eatery
42 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach
Based at Waikanae Beach, in the old "Front Room" building, Hey Coastie is the newest eatery from WAH - the We Are Hospo group.
Hey Coastie's kitchen has something for everyone, from epic brunches to lunch & dinner, with a selection of modern New Zealand share plates. Park up in the garden with the family, choose from a selection of local beverages and epic cocktails, and indulge in the delightful variety of flavours that come with tapas-style eating.
Long Beach Cafe and Tavern
40 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach
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.
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.