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Well, after a huge, staggeringly busy season we have closed the doors for a well earned winters break. As you can see below we've had yet another stupendous musical season.... and these are just a few of the wonderful eclectic musos that graced our cafe this summer. Thank you to all our wonderful customers for their support, love and laughter..... we couldn't do this without you. We're already getting enquiries from performers near and far to come and entertain you next season.... so keep and eye out for the next adventures. Happy 1st Sunday in May.... May the 4th be with you ; )

Dave and Debbie (available for breakfast, lunch and dinner dates... YUM X)

Saturday 2nd November - The Reel Men (ex Hamilton County Bluegrass Band) Celtic Band $45 dinner/show $15 cover

Sunday 3rd November - open mic night with the Whitianga Music Club from 5.30pm

Saturday 9th November - Shane Taylor acoustic solo $10 cover

Saturday 21st December - Wellington Sea Shanty Band touring with the French group Croche Dedans

Saturday 28th December - Anthony Stretch acoustic rock and roll

Saturday 18th January - Australian Gypsy Blues Band Moondogs

Sunday 2nd Feb - Tattletale Saints with touring Nashville duo 10 String Syphony

In the pipeline Fat Man Reggae Band, Chanelle Davis, Emma Paki, Pacific Curls

Yes we are open six days a week (closed Mondays). Except for this coming Moday (Labour Weekend) when we will be open until 3pm. No surcharge

On Sunday 6th of October we host the Whitianga Music Club for their jam session at 5.30pm. Musicians are coming from as far as Thames, Tairua and Whenuakite so it promises to be a great start to the season. Come and play or just come and listen to some very good music

Next gig (so far) is David Shanhun http://www.davidshanhun.com/
and Mark Maroney http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/bio/1878973

on Friday 18th Oct.


Live music Saturday 10th August 7.30pm: Little Lapin and special guest Megan Stidwell.

Lovely, intimate acoustic indie rock session ... not to be missed!

Film night: Thursday 8th August, Son of Rambow

Wonderful gentle english comedy with that take me back to childhood feel. During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood.


We are open this wed 17th July for dinner and singer/songwriter Monty Bevins $10 cover

The film this Thursday is Rust and Bone

Friday 19th July spend a night in the country with Country Rock band Legal Tender $10 cover


Film Thursday 27th June....' ture' a history of NZ art with Hamish Keith...7pm

Hamish presents a provocative view of NZs' cultural history showing how our art reflects the way we have shaped our lives.

'The Big Picture' has filled me with joy. It's intelligent, surprising and informative....Russell Brown

Mid winter Xmas dinner Sat June 22nd.... roast beef and yorkshire pudding with duck fat roasties plus steamed pud - $20

Film Thursday 20th June...Seven psycopaths

Film thursday 13th June....'The Angels Share'

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach


Wednesday 17th July - singer/songwriter Monty Bevins -



  Cook Island Night Saturday 1st June You can't make it to the islands this winter?? We will bring them to you. Featuring Raro dancers, ukelele band and luscious buffet for only $35

  First Film Night for the Winter 23rd May 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' in our couch comfy film room

  Friday Nights Cheap and Cheerful Happy Hour and Open Mic 5-7pm


Have we caught you out with the new winter shop hours! We are now open Mon to Fri 10am to 3pm and Sat 10am to 2pm


Oh no...we have decided to stay open over the winter!
OK it might be good for you but what about my 5 months off! I'm learning a new word....delegate... I know what it means but putting it in practice is another thing.

Our winter hours from May 1st are Thursday to Saturday 10am till late, Sunday 10am till 3pm and closed Mon, Tue, Wed.
Working on a winter menu and film night and happy hour and live music and the fire will be pumping so see you there.

Have you visited our new shop Eggsentric Eggstras in Whitianga yet?? It's been a huge learning curve for us having never been shopkeepers before. What do people want? How much markup do you put on? Where to get fresh fish? Just NZ products or imported as well? Shop hours etc etc. We have secured a contract with the local fish company OPC to supply us, so for the first time in many years you can buy fresh local fish in Whitianga and at good prices. Our cheeses come from Over The Moon in Putaururu and The Cheesebarn in Matatoki outside Thames. Harmony meats, Kipdale organic freerange chicken, Blackball salami, local organic fruit and veges the list is long and varied. It's amazing how many small boutique producers there are and it's lovely being in contact with the farmers themselves not some faceless big company.

You can find us in the mall between the Westpac Bank and Smitties and you will be sure to find something you like!!
Shop hours are Monday to Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.


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Wow - summer is over and it seems like a blur! Sorry about the lack of news and updates... it's been a very busy time with lotsa sun and happy people. The weather does make a big difference and I'm glad we have been able to provide sun tans and good swimming. Our homemade icecreams have been a huge hit...don't know if it was the heat or the flavour (of course I do) but I know I'm going to need a bigger machine to keep up with the demand.

Already Paul Ubana Jones, The Julian Temple Band and the Nukes have played, also our old friend Andrew White, who has nine CDs to his name and is one of the most versatile musicians to play here with his great guitar and song writing skills and beautiful voice. Lots more coming up and I promise...I do!...to keep you informed



Ocean Lover...fresh kingfish on lemon rissotto with  scallops and smoked calamari, prawns and Thai curry

Duck 3 Ways... breast, leg confit rillets and  croquette with a spicy pear salad and duck jus     

The Motley Crew

The A Team at the Whitianga Scallop Festival. Queens of Kina... Kara and Heather... and Scallopinas..... Shannon, Dean, Joy to the World and Chooky Boy. Not a lot of money made but good promotion and a lot of fun. A quick blink on the Good Morning Show TV1 as well.


Venison...wild venison on five spice chard with a kumara black pudding stack, raspberry beetroot jelly and rich jus

Tasting platter (entree).... prawns, smoked and crumbed mussels marinated fish, scallops, smoked calamari, Stewart Island oysters and smoked fish pate


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