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Founders Cafe

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Welcome to Founders Cafe

At Founders Cafe we take good times seriously.  We serve a large range of local and national craft beers, a full range of Iwi owned Kono Wene, barista specialty Grinders' coffee and a delectable cafe style menu. Our cheese scones and almond frangipane croissants are just a couple of year round favourites. 

Situated in the heart of Founders Heritage Park, we can boast a hop museum as our neighbour! To keep the kids happy we have plenty of seating near the playground which happens to overlook the Bristol Freighter and the train tracks (yep, we also have a running train station as neighbours!).

If outside in the hop garden or exploring the historic park isn't your scene, then never fear, we have a character filled indoor lounge fitted with a cosy fireplace and books you're welcome to borrow.  On Friday nights in the summer months we keep things humming with live music. 

Really love us? You can hire the building privately. We love hosting private events and can help organise and cater any event inside the park. 

​Come along and make yourself at home. We'd love to see you x

Enter Founders Cafe through the Founders Park Windmill. Entrance to the cafe is always free to all, just tell the friendly staff in the windmill you're coming to see us. Out of town visitors to the park (not the cafe) are asked to pay an entrance fee.  

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Opening Hours

Wednesday and Thursday 10am-2pm  

Friday- Sunday 10am-4.30pm (ish - weather dependent) 

Closed public holidays. 

Please note that as part of a NCC venue we are often part of exciting events. This and the weather can lead to a slight change of hours.

For most up to date information and to make bookings please visit our Facebook page. 

Private hire bookings welcome all year round. For larger groups needing extended hours please get in touch and we will try to accommodate. 

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