Dining Out 2016-11-16T02:34:53+00:00


Discover fresh local cuisine, tasty wholesome food, live entertainment, craft beers and ciders, electrifyingly good coffee, breathtaking scenery, vibrant and cheerful local people, laid back environments and a kind welcoming service.


The Mussel Inn

Located in Onekaka, serving fresh, wholesome food in a very relaxed environment.  A large range of Beers, Ales and cider brewed on site in their microbrewery. Rustic atmosphere with regular live music and poetry. Famous for fresh steamed mussels and thick mussel chowder. 100m from our driveway entrance.

Address: 1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Onekaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 9241


The Wholemeal Cafe

Located in Takaka, The Wholemeal is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. You’ll find a large selection of ‘feel-good’ menu options, fresh smoothies, pulpy juices and seriously good coffee. If you’re after a light meal, they have freshly made cabinet foods. You’ll have lots to choose from like a wholesome vegetarian salad, a warm stacked quiche, or a delicious wrap. On a hot day, grab delicious real fruit ice cream.

Address: 60 Commercial Street, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 9426


The Dangerous Kitchen

Located in Takaka, by day they are a cafe serving the best local eggs in the district and in true kiwi style and a world class coffee experience. By night they are a caped crusading restaurant dishing out their famous pizza, freshly inspired in-season pastas, salads, burritos, hot soups, platters &dessert! They make their own pizza bases, pesto, hummus, aioli, pizza sauce, beans etc. Plenty of food is made with gluten free grains and certified organic.

Address: 46 Commercial Street, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 8686


The Courthouse Cafe

Located in Collingwood, The Courthouse Cafe is a small, sophisticated cafe built in 1901 when Collingwood was in the gold boom. They serve great coffee, a wide range of cabinet food and a yummy menu. The outdoor garden dining area is the perfect place place to take a break after a long drive ora trip to Wharareki Beach.

Address: 11 Elizabeth St, Collingwood

Contact Number: (03) 524 8194


Sans Souci Inn

Located in Pohara, Sans Souci Inn offers European cuisine in atmospheric Mediterranean surroundings. Set daily menu. Bookings essential (before 3pm). The restaurant has a high reputation for its slow cooked dinners and irresistible desserts using local ingredients (some directly from our own organic garden). Meals are freshly cooked each day. We are fully licensed and have a good selection of local wines, beers and spirits.

Address: 11 Richmond Road, Pohara

Contact Number: (03) 525 8663


The Naked Possum

Located in Kaituna, The Naked Possum is an “eco tourism” gem situated at the edge of the Kahurangi forest. Nestled in idyllic bush surrounds at the base of the Whakamarama mountain range we overlook the Kaituna River and the entrance to the beautiful Kaituna Walking Track. Experience the award winning café, complete with large outdoor fire, spit roast and barbeque. The menu offers Wild New Zealand game foods, fresh garden salads and a variety of home cooked snacks to tempt the palate.

Address: Kaituna River, Kaituna

Contact Number: (03) 524 8433


The Brigand Cafe & Bar

Located in Takaka, Providers of great food, wines and ales. Home of Tuatara Coffee. Live music. Fully licensed. Pool table and great people.

Address: 90 Commercial St, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 9636