Eat & drink

Here in Porirua City, we are spoilt for choice for food to love! From food truck treats to fantastic café fare in each village. Make the most of a fun day out when you come and play in our beautiful backyard.

Sip your way around the city

What’s better than a refreshing cold drink on a hot summer’s day? If you’ve been shopping, hiking or hitting the beach in Porirua and need a quick pick-me-up, we have just the fix for you!

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1 Walton Leigh Avenue, Porirua City Centre - Get your superfood smoothie fix here. This blueberry smoothie has a chia seed and coconut flake topping for extra star power. Pow!

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26 Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay - Head to t bay café for a delicious berry banana smoothie. Or if caffeine is more your cup of tea, grab an iced coffee. Very chill, very yum!

Bubble Tree & Chia Cha

Hartham Place North, Porirua City Centre - No matter what your style of bubble tea is, from silky, milky teas to popping, fizzing, fresh flavours – our bubble tea shops hit the spot!

Little Green Olive

Dolly Varden Beach, Paremata - Grab a refreshing caffeine fix before heading to picturesque Camborne Walkway, or take in the harbour views with a cold cuppa.

Greedy & Co.

98 Rawhiti Road, Pukerua Bay - Pukerua Bay’s best kept secret is out. Take a detour to this lovely coffee caravan and find your cold fix for a hot day.

The Little Goat

Cobham Court, Porirua City Centre - Take your taste buds on an adventure with this traditional Greek frappe coffee. Its intense flavour and cool caffeine kick will keep you going.

The Art Of Craft

Beer lovers rejoice! Porirua is firmly on the craft beer map, with two cool new spots to sample some delicious brews.

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Abandoned Brewery
20 Parumoana Street

Newly established in the heart of Porirua, Abandoned Brewery is a true micro-brewery with a never say die attitude. With an array of bevvies on tap, there’s something for every beer fan. Stay and sip or grab a takeaway. Karaage Kid’s tasty eats are the perfect match for your brew of choice.

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The Beer Engine
31 Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay

Nestled in picturesque Titahi Bay, The Beer Engine is a craft beer experience too good to pass up. With indoor and outdoor seating, can and rigger-filling options and food from local favourite t bay café, you can’t go wrong. Make a day of it in the Bay.

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New in town: Aroy


3B Kilkerran Place, Porirua City Centre.
From the soft halo light of their ‘Kia Ora Porirua’ sign to the aroma of Thai flavours wafting in the air, eating at Aroy will delight your senses and fill your tummy, but not strain your budget. The portion sizes are generous, there are vegan and gluten-free options available and the friendly staff will make you feel at right home.

Tastebud Travel in Te Manawa

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Take your taste buds on a trip to remember. Te Manawa, our city centre, offers a world of flavours at the tip of your tongue with cuisines from across the globe and the best in local fare.

Annabelle Kebab House - With a reputation of the best kebabs in Wellington, is not a place to miss! Feast on the exotic flavours of authentic Turkish food. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available

Cobb & Co - In the heart of Porirua, you will find the iconic kiwi family restaurant Cobb & Co. The menu boasts traditional favourites (yes, they have traffic lights!) and modern kiwi food, all set in a friendly atmosphere to satisfy the whole whanau.

Curry Village - To add some spice to your tasty travels, head over to Curry Village. It offers flavourful Indian cuisine and their butter chicken is local legend. Alcoholic beverages and BYO available.

Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen - You will forget you are in New Zealand when you step into the beautiful Tuk Tuk Thai restaurant. Daeng and her team offer delicious authentic Thai cuisine made with passion. Take-aways available.

Diwan - This restaurant offers patrons the unique flavours and authentic tastes of Syrian cuisine. Expect genuine dishes made from scratch that include juicy kebabs, mouth-watering shawarma and meat on mandi rice.

Peppermill Cafe & Bar - Stroll over to Peppermill for freshly brewed Mojo coffee, sit back with the paper and enjoy delicious food from the bursting cabinet or their legendary menu.

Kai with a view

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Looking for a the best places to eat under the sun? If you are looking for a meal with some indoor-outdoor flow, or like your kia with a view over the waters?

Cafe Kaizen - Sit outdoors and enjoy the tranquility of the Japanese garden while enjoying abundant cabinet food or yummy meals from Kaizen’s extensive menu.  Visit Pātaka Art + Museum or visit them at 17 Parumoana St, Porirua.

Backyard Cafe - Lush green plants, freshly baked food and some of the best coffee in Porirua awaits you in the peaceful courtyard of Palmers Garden Centre in Plimmerton.  Head down to 99-109 St Andrews Rd,  Plimmerton or follow them on Facebook.

D4 Mana, Supply Room and The Sandbar - With west-facing decks and patios for maximum sea views and afternoon sun, you may even catch a show of kite-boarders while sipping on a refreshing beverage. Follow them on Facebook or head down to 105-109 Mana Esplanade.

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe - Perfectly positioned to take in the views at Harbour’s Edge, you can relax on a bean bag with a gelato or sip on a coffee while watching the kids play.  Visit them at 16 Parumoana St or follow them on Facebook.

Plimmerton Fish Supply - Grab your iconic summer meal of fish and chips from one of New Zealand’s top-rated fish & chippies then stroll down to the beach at Plimmerton or Karehana Bay. Happy days! Find them at 2 Beach Road, Plimmerton or follow them on Facebook

Whitby Co-op Kitchen and Bar - This family-friendly restaurant on the banks of the Whitby Lakes is perfect for a burger and fries and sitting in the outside patio area with a glass of wine or craft beer. Head down to 69A Discovery Drive, Whitby or find them on Facebook

Ruby's Cafe - Head over to this favourite local spot, known for its great coffee, tasty treats, and delicious kai! Dogs are very welcome in the sunny outside seated area. Find them at 99 Mana Esplanade or follow them on Facebook

T bay Cafe - Experience the Bay’s hottest café, known for great coffee, service and incredible food. Dogs are welcome on the deck or find a table in the courtyard. Find them at 26 Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay or follow them on Facebook

Flavours of Porirua

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You may not be able to travel at the moment, but why not take your taste buds on a trip to remember? Porirua offers a world of flavours at the tip of your tongue with cuisines from across the globe and the best in local fare. Here is just a taster of what is on offer:

Topor - New Zealand's only Polish restaurant nestled in Plimmerton village, offering an unforgettable experience of fresh modern Polish cuisine and a variety of Polish vodkas to match. Find them at 3 Beach road, Plimmerton Village.

Little India - Located in the historic Mungavin Homestead, Little India offers exotic ingredients, familiar dishes and tongue-tingling flavours, not to mention a great place to try Indian sweets. Great for groups, located at 1D Mungavin Ave, Ranui

Pizza Express - If you feel like a night off from cooking tonight why not try one of our newbies Pizza Express Porirua. You can find them and some other great new vendors in Serlby Place!

Samoa's Finest - From palusami (taro leaves and coconut cream wrapped and cooked in tinfoil) to panikeke (deep-fried balls much like a doughnut) and Samoan pork or lamb buns - customers come from far and wide for an authentic taste of the islands.

The Little Goat - For fresh, tasty Greek fare then go, visit our favourite foodie spots. The Little Goat for pita pockets dripping with hummus, tahini, tzatziki, olives, pickled pepper and meats.

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Swap out your fish and chips for coffee and eggs benedict at the newest brunch spot in Titahi Bay. It’s popular for its barista-made coffee, fresh baking, great menu and eclectic decor.

Find them at 26 Whitehouse Road, Titahi Bay.

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food” – said Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. 

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