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Napier Cafes & Giftshops

Café – National Aquarium of NZ

After exploring the National Aquarium, take a leisurely break or indulge in a delightful meal at our café. Whether it's a post-aquarium visit treat or a weekend brunch, our café is the place to be for flavourful and freshly prepared dishes that will delight your taste buds.  Enjoy our popular Angus burger and curly fries, indulge in creamy mushrooms on a crispy potato rosti, or select something from our vast range of counter food.

Quench Your Thirst

Pair your meal with a refreshing beverage from our selection, including craft beers from Hawke's Bay company, Brave Brewing, sparkling Deutz Bubbles, and Karma Drinks for a zesty twist. Our juices, smoothies, frappes, and iced coffee options are perfect for quenching your thirst.

Local Suppliers, Quality Ingredients

We take pride in supporting local Hawke's Bay growers and suppliers, ensuring that our dishes showcase the region's finest award-winning food and wine. Our team hand-picks fresh produce to ensure quality and our cooked menu is made to order for optimal freshness.

Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.00am – 4.30pm

We welcome large groups, just email or phone our team (06 834 1404) and we'll reserve a table for you.

View our menu (please note this is subject to change)

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Our team take care to review our product offerings to ensure we are embodying our sustainable, ethical and environmental ethos. We pride ourselves on showcasing and offering products made in Napier, wider Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand. We priortise environmentally conscious products including their packaging and carbon footprint.

Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.00am – 5.00pm

Or shop online for gifts, vouchers, memberships and encounters!


We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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