karaka cafe

With summer on its way, we are transitioning into our summer hours, with later closing times so we can all enjoy our awesome setting on the lagoon and bistro seating. Keep an eye out for our new menus, starting October 4th.

The name is derived from the karaka grove located outside Te Raukura, the name offered to us by our kaumatua Sam Jackson. The karaka grove brings with it a connection to the history and story of our ancestors. It is said that Māori bought the karaka seed on waka as they traveled to settle in Aotearoa, enabling them to harvest the karaka (orange) fruit.

Hours of Operation (Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar) | Open till dusk, weather permitting
Rāhina, Rātu, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere (Mon-Fri) | from 7.30am
Rāhoroi, Rātapu (Sat & Sun) | from 8am
All day breakfast and lunch menu options

Hours of Operation (Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept)
Rāhina, Rātu, Rāapa, Rāpare, Rāmere (Mon-Fri) | from 8am
Rāhoroi, Rātapu (Sat & Sun) | Open from 9am
All day breakfast and lunch menu

Annual Closures
Easter Friday, Easter Monday
Queens Birthday (1st Monday in June)
Labour Day (4th Monday in October)
Christmas Week and New Year Statutory Holidays

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