Kākā Café is open seven days a week from 9:00 am.
In winter the cafe closes at 4.00pm. In Summer we’re open until 4.30pm.
You don’t need a ticket to enjoy its offerings- we welcome all passers-by!
Take a break on the deck with a deliciously roasted coffee while watching the takahē, one of our country’s rarest birds and a national icon of conservation.
Our cabinet changes frequently and includes daily specials. Choose from house made favourites such as wraps, paninis and toasties; fresh salads in summer; and hearty soups in winter. Our in-house team love to bake fresh scones, muffins, cakes and slices to delight. We make the most of seasonal local produce and are inspired by Māori ingredients. There’s a special children’s menu and we cater for a variety of dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, dairy and gluten free. Just watch out for the kākā! These cheeky birds are regular visitors to the deck so we suggest you eat your kai inside.
Our location on State Highway 2 means we are easy to access and a great stop for those driving between Wellington and Hawkes Bay.
We also cater for on-site events and conferences – please email [email protected]