Shortly before 1am last night fire engines headed out to Lyall Bay trying to save Maranui Surf Lifesaving club and Maranui Cafe.

At the moment it doesn’t look so good.

I will miss their milkshakes most.

Some pix…

August 1st 2009

Maranui Cafe


Maranui Surf Club

What was your favorite thing to consume at Maranui?

Maranui Cafe

If you’ve ever been walking along Lyall Bay
In the bright shining sun on a hot summer’s day

Or could a storm be brewing and blowing a gale
Your poor teeth chattering and skin turned pale

There’s now a place you can head for a cuppa
For tasty snacks and freshly cooked tucka

Old Maranui now has a cafe inside
Her bright red doors are opened up wide

Seven days a week our life savers make
A sumptuous selection of Wellington’s finest cake

There is no question we are certain to say
The Maranui Cafe makes the best coffee in the bay

And served to you by Matt and his team
Of friendly surf staff and baristas supreme

So put on your shoes or jump on your bike
And be sure to bring along someone you like

We always like to see somebody new
And don’t forget to sign the member’s book too


Flickr user Scorched has put up some more photos from the fire, including heartbreaking pics of the charred interior, and a photo of a melted fireman’s helmet.