Café and Bar Located in the Beautiful Founders Heritage Park

Visit Founders Café for local award winning craft beer and cider straight from the tap. Enjoy a full a la carte menu with comforting food, 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 to accompany our Happy Hour specials.

With a wide range of offerings, Founders Café is the perfect place to enjoy a beer with friends, or to hug a hot cup of soup while the kids burn up energy on the playground. 

Bookings are highly recommended. 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 cosy dining rooms.


Founders Café: your new favourite spot for family friendly fare. 



Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-3.30pm

Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm with Happy Hour from 3pm-5pm


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Photos used throughout this website courtesy of  Olivia Spink Photography