30 Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington
Spruce Goose began life as an airport terminal building. After more than 50 years as the home of the Wellington Aero Club, it’s now a popular seaside café, bar, and restaurant. It boasts sweeping views of Lyall Bay and Wellington Airport. Being at the ‘surfing’ end of Lyall Bay beach you can spend many hours over your coffee watching surfers tackle waves. This laidback and colourful eatery has a well-stocked food cabinet and the menu provides hearty brunches. The waffles with maple bacon are perfect for a sweet hit, and Kiwi classic Mince on Toast will give you the energy for a beach walk afterward.