Founders Café is located in the picturesque Founders Heritage Park in Nelson.

We offer local award winning craft beer and cider straight from the tap. Founders Café offers an à la carte menu with home-style food, quality barista-made coffee, daily baking and friendly service.

To secure a table we recommend you make a booking in advance.

Our food offerings range from small cabinet treats to hearty hot lunches, and the chiller is always fully stocked with local craft beers and Kono wines.  A permanent menu is under construction.


Our opening times are:

Tuesday-Thursday – 9.30am-3.30pm
Friday-Sunday – 10.00am-5.00pm
(with Happy Hour from 3-5pm)