Explorers, beach enthusiasts and surfers will find a great deal to get excited about at Maranui Café. Venture about five kilometres (three miles) south of Wellington city centre to Lyall Bay and soak up the beach atmosphere before discovering this quirky vegan-friendly café on the Parade. To start off the day in style, try the After Swim Super Snack complete with smashed avocado, fresh tomato and basil. For lunch, the Seaside Scrambled Tofu never fails to please, served with stir-fry vegetables and coriander. Gaze out to the sea, enjoy beach views and spend some quality time at one of Wellington’s most iconic of cafés.