New Foodie Finds

Treat your tastebuds at one of the latest local eateries on the Kāpiti Coast


4a Sheffield Street, Paraparaumu

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Montfoort wholesale kitchen is based in Paraparaumu, where they bake sticky caramel-filled stroopwafels and send them all over New Zealand to the best little stores and coffee shops. The Montfoort mission is to showcase the best of sweet Dutch street food using honest, fresh ingredients and traditional methods while keeping it inventive and fun.

Every Friday, the Montfoort caravan rolls out to the front of the bakery and serves up buttery bite-sized poffertjes and fresh stroopwafels. They are very conveniently located right next to Dark Horse Coffee - the perfect beverage to accompany your delicious Dutch treats!

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Olde Beach Bakery

1 Beach Road, Paekākāriki

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Well-known Waikanae staple Old Beach Bakery have opened up their second store in the recently refurbished and delightfully pink Holtoms Building in Paekākāriki.

Head there before (or after) your Escarpment Track walk, a trip to the beach or a meander around the Holtoms artist's studios.

Hey Coastie Eatery

42 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach

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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.

That Little Cake Shop

39 Maclean Street, Paraparaumu Beach

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That Little Cake Shop was created in 2017 by Alisha Lewis. Through a love of baking, Alisha crafted her own recipes and flavours for her range of Cakes, Macarons, Sugar Cookies and Cupcakes. Not only do her treats taste amazing and are super moreish, but the decadent decorating has so much wow factor they are sure to be a talking point!

From brightly coloured bubblegum Macarons, custom Sugar Cookies, to multi layered Mermaid Cakes, That Little Cake Shop has the perfect masterpiece for your special occasion, or someone special. 

Waterfront Bar & Kitchen

3 Garden Road, Raumati Beach

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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!

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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. 

Louis Sergeant has two Kāpiti sites, one in Raumati Village and their newest site on Rimu Road, where they not only offer their divine pastries but also have their commercial bakery and an eat-in cafe option.  For a special occasion, why not order one of their High Tea Towers to take along? C'est délicieux!

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Salty’s Diner

44 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach

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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. Salty's tasty eats & North End Brewing beers are served from a lovingly converted vintage Airstream inside the building - right in the heart of Paraparaumu Beach.

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. For the competitive types there's old-school pinball and arcade machines to while away your time.

 What more could you want?

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