Founders Cafe

Family friendly

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 wine, 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 we keep things humming with live music. If you 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. 

Founders Cafe, 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.

Entrance to the park is free for locals.  Out of town visitors to the park (not the cafe) are asked to pay an entrance fee.  


Opening Hours

Please note that due to changing Covid restrictions our hours are subject to change. For booking confirmation please message us via Facebook

Wed and Thursday 10am-3pm 

Friday 10am-10pm with live music from 6pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm 

Private hire bookings welcome all year round


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