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Ambience Cafe

) #1 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Paraparaumu #3 of 60 Places to Eat in Paraparaumu ££ - £££ Cafe, European,
36 Marine Parade | Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
+64 4-298 9898
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
36 Marine Parade | Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Firstly have to say good was really good! The issue was the service, had to wait 10 mins as the person at reception took coffee orders, food orders, then took these orders to respective parts of kitchen. This person also served food out of cabinet...More

Thank G-DoggyRulz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of 8 for lunch and had a delicious meal. Huge portions, which always makes me happy. Side salads with mains were fab with a rice mix and a leafy green one. One lady had a piece of cake and there was...More

Thank Trudi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because I love it and lunch was with a business who had an account here. First place since it moved locations and it was so good as always. Better location out on the beach front and as always, loads of choice, amazing value...More

Thank cbangs24
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Staff pleasant, quite a good number of patrons and a good selection of food. Coffee small for $4.50 and both the Scone and muffin were on the dry side.

Thank kelvinh803
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had a group of 7 adults and 4 children as well as a one year old visit for lunch. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. They brought a high-chair for the baby. The food is nicely presented and much to choose from on the...More

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We went here because my sister had heard great things and lives in the area. However we were "greeted" by an unfriendly young woman who was not helpful and in our opinion was quite rude. To add spinach to the eggs Benedict was an extra...More

Thank kerynjtucker
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We once again had lunch at this café today and as on previous occasions it meet all expectations. The new venue is a vast improvement on the one in Seaview Road and the issue with noise seems to have been addressed. The service was excellent...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband had the seafood chowder which was generous and left a lovely after tang. I had the Thai Beef salad which was also very generous in size, extra crisp salad which had lots of lovely ingredients, the beef was piping hot and the noodles...More

Thank rick_anne_jenkins
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We have been to this cafe a number of times over the last few months. it is very consistant. Excellent service, fanatastic food and pleasant ambience in a good location on the front. The salmon salad is just outstanding. There is no other cafe on...More

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Really enjoyed the coffee here and the cake we had. It was a cold day so we sat inside. There seemed to be another sheltered area out the front which can be opened up on a nice day which is a good idea.

Thank KaffyB
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20 December 2015|
Response from Lyndall M | Property representative |
We close over the Christmas and New Year period. We are open every other day through the year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Marine Parade | Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu 5032, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Paraparaumu
  • Phone Number: +64 4-298 9898
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