Beautiful Brunches

Eat & Drink
By   Pip   -  March 21 / 2022

Written by Sarah Cameron/Pip Thompson

Brunch is almost an institution in New Zealand, and boy oh boy are we spoilt for choice in Napier!

Napier has a great selection of restaurants, cafes, and eateries perfect for spending time with family and friends or those times where you just feel you need peace and dine alone!

Bay Coffee Hub, down the end of Emerson Street is a relaxed neighbourhood cafe servicing all-day breakfast and lunch.  Bordering the beautiful Clive Square gardens, Bay Coffee Hub is the perfect location for a family photo session. Mid way through Emerson Street is Kolachi Cafe where you will find Hanz at home making one of the best lattes in town and the new show stopper, That Sandwich Place for a delicious made-to-order sandwich. The Glazed Ham and Chicken Cesear are must-haves!

There are several cafes on the Tennyson Street strip including Cafe Tennyson and Bistro and Ajuna Eatery, both Napier institutions and popular with locals and visitors alike, and for those with special dietary requirements, there are plenty of gluten-free options. Mister D is a restaurant and café with a relaxed vibe and a really interesting menu. You can’t go past though their famous injectable donuts – cinnamon sugar with a fix of custard, jelly or chocolate. For the grownups, they’ve given the injectables a little alcoholic twist – Hennessy cognac custard, Stolen rum chocolate and 42 Below vodka jelly.

At one end of Hastings Street, you have the infamous Hapi where you will find the legendary Gretta and her team of wahine serving up food for the soul and at the other end of  Hastings Street, there’s the Albies Canteen and Adoro Cafe, serving breakfasts, bagels, salad bowls, smoothies and grilled sandwiches plus a counter full of delicacies to choose from.

If you want to take something yummy with you up to Marine Parade, or Urban Deli on Emerson Street – particularly if you or mum have any food allergies!

Others you might like to explore:

Napier is brimming with loads of other places you can sit and relax for the morning.


You can also try:

Cafe DMP – Dicken’s Street 

Dalton Street Cafe – Dalton Street

Chantals – Hastings Street

Georgia on Tennyson

Kolachi Eatery – Emerson Street

Emporium – Tennyson Street

County Hotel – Browning Street

Market ST Bar and Eatery – Market Street

The Tennyson

Cafe by day. Pizza, pasta, cocktails by night. The Tennyson boasts a modern Art Deco elegance. Enjoy the sunny, road-side terrace or venture inside for air-conditioned comfort.

We believe in homemade food, cooked with fresh, real ,healthy and seasonal ingredients. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hands to offer recommendations and help you choose the perfect food.

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Market St Bar & Eatery

Market St is a truly unique, modern city bar and eatery in the heart of Napier and proud to be part of the premium Heineken Bar family.

It has had a massive refit from its previous days of being known as the Cri and matched with a mouthwatering menu with a dedicated emphasis on the finest fresh ingredients.

We are by nature enthusiastic foodies and driven to create an environment that is “fun not fussy” offering something in the market that is unique and special for everyone to enjoy. Let us show you a good time!


Ajuna Cafe

This inviting cafe offers a wide variety of prepared or cooked meals with delicious Mojo coffee. Takeaway or enjoy a relaxed meal with a glass of wine and watch the world go by. Alfresco or indoor seating available. Fully licensed.

Kolachi Eatery

Great coffee, freshly in-house baked cabinet food and cakes, local loved kiwi favourite all-day breakfast and lunch, with an authentic Sichuan flavour twist, cosy indoor atmosphere and sunny terrace. The experience starts with our warm greetings, is fulfilled with our passion of food, and finishes with a happy smile.

Mister D

Casual, fun dining delivered with skill. The menu is proudly kiwi with just enough of an international influence to show the kitchen knows what’s on-trend. The famous doughnuts still bring in the kids, but there is plenty to entice all ages. Open for Dinner 4 nights Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30 pm and breakfasts and lunch Thursday through until Monday.

Monday - Sunday 7.30am-4pm
Thursday - Saturday 7.30am-late

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