Along Paraparaumu Beach in Waikanae is a colourful cafe with a feel of a beach house.
We went in for a weekday brunch and was met with a lovely staff member who created a lovely flower on my flat white. We got a dairy-free edition of the Marines Breakfast and a Gourmet Omelette – both were delicious. The slices of bread that came with each dish are worth mentioning, as they were wonderfully soft and light but very crispy on the surface. The bread is baked in-house, and the secret to the crisp of the toast is not butter but olive oil.
Marine Parade Eatery
50 Marine Parade, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
<photos from Monday 13 December 2021>