A taste of Kapiti: Where to sample the region's best flavours

We are often called the ‘food basket of Wellington’ and you’ll find many of our fresh local produce on the menus of some stunning New Zealand restaurants.

The Kapiti Coast's rich soils and passionate producers create some very good food and wine. Here are a few spots to whet your appetite.

Food Producers

Nyco Chocolates (Raumati)

Sample some freshly made chocolate or book a factory tour and discover the magic behind the scrumptious product.

Lindale Tourist Complex

Lindale offers a unique mix of specialty shops and family activities housed within a farm park theme, just one kilometre north of Paraparaumu. Stock up on honey products Kapiti ice-cream and candles.

Ruth Pretty (Te Horo)
Pretty Catering is renowned for private parties and large-scale extravaganzas. The Garden Shop is a cook's treasure trove while the next door Garden Shop is a great spot for a coffee and cake break.

Tasty Café and Restaurant Food:

Raumati South 

Valhalla Cafe & Restaurant

Fresh, casual dining in a restored art deco building with courtyard. 

Raumati Beach 

Waterfront Bar

Right on the beach with views to Kapiti Island and across the Marlborough Sounds, you'll find fresh seafood, tasty steaks and locally sourced produce.

Boundary Tap & Kitchen

A local sports bar and family friendly restaurant where casual diners, sports nuts and out of towners meet.

Paraparaumu Beach 

MacLean St Fish Supply

Get your fix of kiwi fish and chips.

Sopranos Restaurant

Owned and operated by Annemarie Tiffen and Corrado Ronchetti - originally from Naples - who began with a  pizza shop in Newtown and has owned many successful eateries since.


Mediterranean Food Warehouse

Oen for lunch and dinner, with Saturday morning wine and cheese tastings.


Kiss & Bake Up

A good traditional Kiwi bakery with pies, pastries and cakes galore.


Traffic Bar & Cafe

Good food and great service next to Otaki railway station.

Local Markets

You can see some local producers at any of the region’s community markets. Days and times vary – check them out at the local i-SITES.

Contact our i-SITE Visitor Information Centres for more details including bus, train, and tide timetables; or the latest in other activities and events.


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