State Highway 25, Whenuakite, Tairua-Whitianga Road  Phone 07 866 3725

Emily's Specials and new twists on old favourites provide an abundance of choice...

Colenso’s chef Emily Thomas is indulging her passion for fresh local and seasonal produce and relishes working alongside Colenso's experienced staff who offer a warm and excellent service. Cakes, tarts and quiches are baked fresh and changing menu boards with Emily’s Specials - light lunches, platters, soups and seasonal healthy salads offer an abundance of choice. Many of the old favourites remain and have been given new life with the new chef's little touches. The fresh garnishes come from the cafe’s own gardens.

Colenso is licensed and serves Atomic coffee and a variety of teas.


Tis the season for Emily's succulent soups and her house made sour dough bread. Mmmmmmm

Stop in for morning or afternoon tea or linger a little longer over lunch and a glass of wine.

Enjoy the country garden cafe setting with summer dining under our plum trees and surrounded by our mandarin orchard.

Coming soon: inside dining in a new gallery setting.

Open Mon to Fri 10am to 2.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am to 3pm

These hours apply until Labour Weekend in October

Closed Easter Friday and Christmas & Boxing Days

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