The scoop: Kāpiti's best ice creams
Ice cream and the great kiwi summer go together like jandals and stubbies. Whether it's a traditional scoop from the corner dairy, a gourmet gelato or a refreshing sorbet, find your favourite on the Kāpiti Coast.
1 Maclean Street, Paraparaumu Beach
Next time you are taking in the sea air at Paraparaumu Beach, nip across the road to the famous-in-Kāpiti Cafe Lane ice cream window! Choose from Tip Top or Kāpiti ice cream - they've got all your favourite flavours. Available in a regular cone, waffle cone or tub you don't even need to wipe the sand off your feet!
Feel like something a bit more substantial? Cafe Lane also offers a huge range of baked goods that have been lovingly made on site. Pair their fabulous food with their great coffee for a perfect brunch, lunch or afternoon tea.
3 Maclean St, Paraparaumu
Offering smoothies, juices, raw sweet treats and delicious real fruit icecream, Raw Planet is Pure Wellbeing's brand of organic & raw super products & other raw products.
With different bases to choose from, Raw Planet offers an icecream experience like no other. Choose from organic icecream, organic yoghurt, vegan icecream or a frozen banana and complement with your own combination of organic fruit!
Located across from the sea in Paraparaumu Beach, Raw Planet is open sunny afternoons 2pm - 4.30pm Monday to Wednesday as well as 12pm - 4.30pm Friday, 9am - 4.30pm Saturday and 11.00am - 4.30pm Sunday (closed Thursday).
159 Kāpiti Rd, Paraparaumu
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?
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!