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Spruce Goose

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-387 2277
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is it! Fantastic food and coffee. Attentive service. Interesting decor. Views of beautiful Lyall Bay from virtually everywhere inside and out - everything a Wellington cafe should be in my opinion. It’s the setting and design that make this a must-do Wellington attraction. You...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tekakariki
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jumping off a very early flight from Dunedin we went to the nearest spot we know to the airport for breakfast/brunch. Once you get over the view, remember you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, you start down the menu. There’s a lot of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Otagolad
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Wellington should include a meal at the Spruce Goose. Located in the original Wellington airport domestic terminal it serves delicious and varied food with prompt and friendly service., The views of the airport runway and Lyall Bay and Ocean are an added...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Iain M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Location with a beautiful view Great food Good service Everything was great Had the best Caesar salad yet Highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank AmeliavdBerg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy parking and huge food selection with great service, we very much enjoyed dining here and would thoroughly recommend this establishment.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DonM850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a “hot” chocolate that was not even warm and a carrot cake that must have been days old as it was super dry. On top of that I got charged 12,50 instead of 10,50 but unfortunately I noticed too late. I wouldn’t recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Judith R
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This is a local cafe/restaurant to us and so we’ve been a lot. Firstly, it’s a great location next to Lyall Bay beach to watch the surfers, wind surfers and planes. You’d struggle to beat the views. But I do find the service here disappointing....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EmmBC
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This is the type of cafe you make a decision to eat at - it’s not one that you simply ‘stop by’ as it is in Lyall Bay so a bit out of town but close to the airport. I’ve taken many visitors from the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank drpaigec
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Heard lots of great reviews but never had the chance to go until last Sunday. Crowded for lunch but only a 10 minute wait on a table for 2. Service was very prompt once we were seated and we didn't have to wait too long...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank zevonae
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful morning in Wellington with a swell in lyall bay so the view from the spruce was amazing, unfortunately the service and food did not quite match with an ok service from the staff and nothing really special from the food the coffee though was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Q8926NWchrist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-387 2277
The simple things in life are often the best, so we thought why complicate things? If we could find a great place and add in the essential ingredients for a good time, like top class fare, a fine selection of beverages and impeccable service, we knew we could create something special. Thus the Spruce Goose was born. You'll find us on Moa Point Road overlooking the waters of Lyall Bay. We're open from 7am till late, so whether you're after a quick morning coffee, a late night knees-up or anything in between simply swing on in to the Spruce Goose. Because we'll be waiting with good food, good drinks and a big smile. See you soon.
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