Visit Founders Café for local award winning craft beer and cider straight from the tap. Enjoy a full a la carte menu in the weekend and a cabinet packed with tasty treats during the weekdays. Enjoy quality barista-made coffee, daily baking and welcoming service. All situated within the unique grounds of Founders Heritage Park.
We are a local family-owned, licensed café serving fresh baking and comfort food alongside barista-made coffee and local craft brews. On Friday evenings we launch into a casual menu with local musicians entertaining us in the hop garden (rain or shine) in the warmer months. In winter we keep the fireplace roaring. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the gig of the week.
With a wide range of offerings, Founders Café is the perfect place to enjoy a beer with friends or to nibble on a casual bite while the kids burn up energy on the playground.
Bookings for larger groups are highly recommended however, walk-ins are always welcome. Please note, locals do not need to pay to get into Founders Heritage Park. Out-of-town guests visiting the café only (and not the park) are also extended free entry, simply tell the entry gate staff that you are heading to Founders Café.
Enjoy lazy days outside in our hop garden with the perfect view of the playground, sampling local brews, Kono wines, and delicious fare, or inside our cozy dining rooms.
Founders Café: your new favourite spot for family friendly fare.
Please phone ahead and make a booking if you would like to bring a large group in outside of these times. We are more than happy to accomodate you.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT FOUNDERS CAFE ALWAYS FOLLOWS GOVERNMENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES***
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