The Lockup

The Lockup

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+64 22 590 1977+ Add website
Hours
Sun
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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About
We are tucked away on a wee alley way between Marine Parade and Seaview Road (behind Thai Marina Restaurant). We are a cool garage fit-out with relaxed and casual vibe, plenty of outside seating (some covered with heaters in the ‘tent’ as we like to call it, and snug inside seating! We have amazing Dark Horse Coffee which is roasted locally and bloody tasty homemade food! Family friendly, dog friendly, everything friendly xx Made to chill :)
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles12 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Rhirhi08
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
After spending 25days in hospital with a 8week old baby with bad coffee and horrible hospital food The Lock Up Kapiti was the first place I wanted to go when I got out and Like always they didn’t disappoint. The coffee was AMAZING, the food was melt in your mouth and the service was even better. Always a warm happy welcome and I always leave there smiling and full. The girls at the Lock up take so much pride in what they do and it definitely shows with the amazing food and coffee they serve. Love this place! Definitely my fave!
Written 26 August 2021
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The Lockup
Love love love that we could give you that beautiful coffee that you not only needed but also fully deserved! Thank you for your lovely review :)
Written 28 August 2021
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Philip H
Wellington4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
Used to be in Te Horo with a great reputation from locals. Sadly they lost their premises there a year or two ago and we later followed them to Paraparaumu because we liked their food and it was nearer to us. Tucked away behind the well-rated Marine Parade Cafe, it’s a converted garage with a lean to conservatory and garden. Always great cakes, coffee, light meals and pleasant service. Covid compliant. Probably it is now our favourite ‘go to’ place in Paraparumu for brunch/lunch at the weekend.
Written 2 January 2022
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Amanda Corrigan
Thank you for your lovely review!!!
Written 15 May 2023
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Andy PH
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 business
The best baristas and the best Dark Horse coffee awaits at the Lockup. Fabulous toasties, cakes and slices including the best custard slice I’ve ever had - all hand made from scratch on site. Or try one of Jackie’s famous cheese gems with melted butter. Mmmmmm. Awesome vibe, wonderful outdoor seating and lovely customer service from a tight-knit team that clearly enjoy what they do.
Written 22 September 2021
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The Lockup
Thanks for your lovely review!!!
Written 23 September 2021
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John
Paraparaumu1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Having had coffees and cake multiple times before today's experience was terrible. If you like spending $50 and getting everything on cardboard, plastic utensils, gymnasium music, Seafood chowder with the nonedible prawn tails, tables not cleared, a single pair of salt and pepper shakers for 12 tables then this could be for you. Granted our coffees came in mugs but nothing to write home about. What a shame as it was a favorite location when they were in Te Horo. Not sure what has happened.
Written 10 August 2021
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Cafetehoro
What a shame, you have completely misunderstood our awesome new eatery!!! But you’ve summed us up pretty good (apart from missing the part about how good the coffee and food is)!!! We are down an alley way, by the beach, and have done a quirky fit out in a garage. We opened as a takeaway place so people could enjoy yummy food down the beach but turns out our customers like sitting in our builders yard!!! So this space has grown, bean bags, pallet style furniture, random seats….and the odd salt and pepper shaker!!! Our music is just as fun and crazy as our staff (pending on what mood we are all in). We have a laugh and love what we do. We serve food on compostable plates but have real cutlery and mugs on hand (much better for the environment if you are sitting in our yard)!!! Or we love people bringing their own plates/cups etc!!! As for the prawn tail/cutlet in your chowder - aren’t you stoked we make our own chowder - real prawn, shrimps, hoki, mussels etc. Think of the flavour that little prawn tail has added to your chowder mmm!!! If a table next to you wasn’t cleared, that because someone hasn’t put there rubbish in the recycling bin and/or we have been too busy to walk the yard! Surely this doesn’t offend you too much! Don’t compare us to our café in Te Horo, that was a Café, we are not a café. We are different. There are plenty of other lovely cafes in Paraparaumu beach where you can go and get salt and pepper on every table along with a white dinner plate if that’s what you are after. I think we can agree that we are just not the place for you!
Written 12 August 2021
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Ashley C Toit
Taupo1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
I stumbled across this fantastic little eatery with my friends and am so pleased we found it. The coffee was soooo good, the food is all homemade and we all thoroughly enjoyed all of what we ordered and the service was excellent. All of the staff were so welcoming, fun and happy. We will definitely be back!
Written 22 May 2023
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Claire W
Wellington10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
My husband and I love The Lockup. We are regulars at this little gem! We always get excellent service and the most delicious coffees. The cabinet is always full of sweet treats, tasty toasties and salads. The savoury keto gem and gluten free brownie are my faves. My husband devours the sausage roll. There is a small menu with some great meal options such as the creamy garlic mushrooms, soo tasty!! There is a neat outdoor area to relax in on a sunny day and also offers a covered area with heating for rainy days. The beach is also just across the road. Can't wait for our next visit!
Written 26 August 2021
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The Lockup
Thank you so much for your lovely review!!!
Written 28 August 2021
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Gaynor T
Greytown73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Friendly staff, prompt service, lovely sitting areas with couches. Good choice of food, especially gluten free options. Quaint and amusing signs and I loved the old menus from way back on the noticeboard. Unusual to be asked to clear one's own table and put cutlery into bowl of soapy water but very sensible. And did I mention the delicious food?
Written 8 September 2023
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Passport49287386339
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 solo
An amazing wee gem of a cafe tucked down a driveway near the sea. Awesome food with great GF/vegan options. Best peppermint tea I've had in years. Staff very happy, friendly and warming. Love the self clear of tables aspect. It's become my regular spot for a treat after enjoying the great Kapiti cycle ways
Written 23 September 2023
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Mathew B
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Wow, what an incredibly disgusting display of bad management of customers and more importantly, your staff. Don't berate one of your staff for asking a reasonable question! Then to refuse sale of a product we were told wasn't in stock when it was is just plain stubborn. Won't be coming back again as I won't tolerate your treatment of lovely staff members who are actually one of the only redeeming qualities of your cafe.
Written 12 May 2023
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The Lockup
To you and your friend (both who have left a 1 star review). You wanted to purchase something that was specifically put on hold for the following day. You put our young and old team members in a very uncomfortable position by continuing to demand we sell it to you. Our team (young and old) do not accept your comments, we have a very close and supportive team here and to go on social media and attack a small business and the team that put all their heart into it is totally unacceptable. Both of your comments tell us that you were unhappy with every aspect of your visit, from food to prices, to portion sizes, to clearing your own table of rubbish etc etc. So, really, our lovely cafe just isn’t for you, and that’s totally ok, there are a lot of other cafes around the area to enjoy. But be nice and keep smiling.
Written 15 May 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scenic06012927241
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Unfortunately the senior staff here are very rude not only to customers but to their own staff. Very expensive, small portion sizes and you are expected to clear your own table. The young staff members are lovely.
Written 13 May 2023
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The Lockup
To you and your friend (both who have left a 1 star review). You wanted to purchase something that was specifically put on hold for the following day. You put our young and old team members in a very uncomfortable position by continuing to demand we sell it to you. Our team (young and old) do not accept your comments, we have a very close and supportive team here and to go on social media and attack a small business and the team that put all their heart into it is totally unacceptable. Both of your comments tell us that you were unhappy with every aspect of your visit, from food to prices, to portion sizes, to clearing your own table of rubbish etc etc. So, really, our lovely cafe just isn’t for you, and that’s totally ok, there are a lot of other cafes around the area to enjoy. But be nice and keep smiling.
Written 15 May 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GeordieKiwi
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Great food and atmosphere. Kids and dogs welcome. Uses local produce and suppliers. I love the 'little buttie' and my vegetarian hubby gets well catered for also.
Written 8 April 2023
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Amanda Corrigan
Thank you for your lovely review
Written 15 May 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
This is a stand out place - well worth the visit. The staff are very friendly and the food is awesome - I particularly want to call out the mushrooms on toast which is truly divine.
Written 28 February 2022
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Amanda Corrigan
Thank you for your lovely review
Written 15 May 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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