• Cafe Awa

Born out of a love of good coffee, today Cafe Awa is a favourite of both coffee lovers and foodies alike.

Our food is all freshly prepared onsite ensuring that it is always tasty and wholesome and includes a selection of gluten-free and vegan options. We serve Mojo Coffee. Tea lovers are not forgotten, with a large selection available from the T2 range.

Conveniently located within the check-in area of Awa Motel, Cafe Awa is the perfect place to meet friends for breakfast and a coffee or leisurely lunch. Sit in the sun on the balcony overlooking the harbour or chill out indoors in one of the new refurbished enclaves.

  • Open 7am – 2pm daily
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor and outside dining areas
  • A large selection of menu items and cabinet food
  • Room service available to motel guests



Our Menu

toasted bagel + cream cheese + jam

house made granola + fruit + yoghurt

sourdough + tomato +bacon + brie

creamy porridge + berry compote

omelette + tomato + cheese + mushrooms

omelette + ham + brie

middle eastern eggs + feta + mint

sweetcorn fritters + sourdough + greens

hotcakes + berry compote +crème fraiche

french toast + banana + bacon

mushroom chorizo heaven

free range eggs benedict
w/ spinach  w/ bacon  w/ salmon

white island breakfast
eggs + sourdough + bacon + sausage + mushroom + rosti

build your own start with eggs + toast

+ tomato or rosti or extra egg

+ beans or creamy mushrooms

+ bacon or sausages

or choose from one of our delicious daily lunch and breakfast specials

Discover more about Ngāti Awa Tourism

  • This is definitely a jewel in New Zealand's crown. Have spent my whole life exploring and adventuring in and around New Zealand and absolutely loved this trip on many levels. Don't miss it.

    Tom Mulholland - New Zealand

  • An excellent trip done with work colleagues. Luck gave us a perfect day and the chance to see a pod of dolphins on the trip out and back. It's a short boat ride and then a guided hike (not hard work at all) on the island. We had time to go for a swim on a hot-water beach (geothermal water vents providing the hot water). Beautiful views and a great day. Very friendly crew. A really great trip to do.

    Anon - Ohope, New Zealand

  • Thank you to the staff members who made our Waitangi day, Moutohora Island experience unforgettable. Great ride out and back, excellent commentary on board and on the Island. Fantastic weather and the sea was beautifully flat. What a magical place Moutohora Island is. I would recommend this trip to everyone. Also special thanks to the cook who made the yummy ginger biscuits for the ride back. Top marks you guys.

    Sandy Connelly - New Zealand

  • Had a great trip to the island and learnt a lot from our guides. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area. A great way to spend half a day.

    Anon - New Zealand

  • Great trip. All the staff were knowledgeable and personable which made the trip even more enjoyable. From the dolphins and seals on the way out to picking the rock formations on the way back in it was an enjoyable four and a half hours on the water.

    Anon - Te Puke, New Zealand

  • My husband and I treated ourselves to the day tour of Moutohora Island for our wedding anniversary. What an amazing day it turned out to be. Our experience included seeing dolphins, seals, tuatara, saddleback birds, geckos and kiwi tracks in their natural settings... We had time to dig in the sand for hot water and swim in a bay. The crew were attentive and knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna of the island. We had a wonderful day and highly recommend the Moutohora Island day tour.

    Anon - Whakatane, New Zealand


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