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Salt and Wood Collective

Loaded fries and other plates of food on an outdoor table.
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A self-acclaimed carnivore haven, The Salt & Wood Collective in Waikanae is all about big, bold, meaty meals.

The Lockup

The outdoor seating are at the Lock Up in Kapiti.
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Situated a stone's throw away from the beach at Paraparaumu, The Lockup is the ultimate ocean-side cafe, complete with a large outdoor area and a chilled vibe.

Joe & Joy

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Joe & Joy is a husband-wife-run bakery and cafe in the heart of Waikanae village.

Long Beach Tavern

Graffiti art on an exterior wall.
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The ultimate community restaurant, Long Beach, is a Waikanae institution.

Bus Stop Café

A vintage living room sitting next to large windows.
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The Bus Stop Cafe is a hidden secret a stone's throw away from Te Horo Beach.

The Raumati Social Club

The exterior of Raumati Social Club.
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Raumati Social Club is a bit of an institution at Kāpiti Coast.

Passo

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You wouldn’t necessarily expect to stumble upon an authentic Sicilian restaurant serving up mouthwatering dishes in the heart of Paraparaumu, but Passo is here to...

Dark Horse

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Dark Horse Coffee co. has been providing the people of Kāpiti Coast and beyond with delicious artisan coffee since 2016.

Sunday Cantina

A dark grey building decorated in pastel crosses and dots.
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Adding a splash of colour and fun to the Poplar Ave corner at Raumati South, Sunday Cantina is in the business of providing customers with healthy, fresh food in a cheerful...

Salty's Diner

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Salty’s is an experience not to be missed while visiting the Kāpiti Coast.

BambuchiSan

A colourful tiger cartoon painted on to a white brick wall inside Bambuchisan Wellington.
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You’re in good hands at Hataitai’s very own neo-Japanese paradise.

August Eatery

The red and glass exterior of August Eatery.
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August conjures many things in the minds of Wellingtonians: the last throes of a bitingly cold winter, the promise of warmer days ahead, the prospect of the country’s...

Wilson Barbecue

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Wilson Barbecue has a new permanent home after wowing Wellingtonian's with their food truck delights and pop-up stints. Wilson Barbecue is loudly and proudly “all about the meat”, and their brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, all cooked low ‘n slow, enjoy a richly deserved reputation.

Puffin

Shelves of wine with a takeaway sign.
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Welcome to Puffin, a “wine bar with a focus on organic and minimal intervention wines”.

Heyday

Outdoor courtyard at Heyday, Wellington.
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A fun and easy going brewery and bar, with plenty of games (including table tennis!) to keep you entertained.

Golding's Free Dive Bar

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The ideal no-nonsense neighbourhood bar.

Little Beer Quarter

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With 12 craft beers on tap and over 100 bottles of beer from New Zealand and around the globe this inner-city pub truly is a gem.

Meow

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Live music, slam poetry readings, stand-up comedy and a thumping happy hour make Meow a versatile venue.

Olive

Plants in outside area.
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Olive provides attentive service, luxurious ambiance, perfectly poached eggs and a top cup of black coffee.

Rogue & Vagabond

People in the bar.
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A great spot for meeting friends, socialising or just watching the Wellington crowd do their thing.

Pickle and Pie

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After many a lunchtime spent hankering for just a ‘good old sandwich’, Tim Tracey and Mia Freeman decided to take matters into their own hands.