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.

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Panikeke Tessa Calogaras (1)

Panikeke 6A Serlby Place, Porirua City Centre.
Step into Panikeke for some Pacific Island warmth. The beauty shop in Te Manawa is the second store from entrepreneur Keith Toma. You'll find vibrant jewellery, handbags and homewares imbued with colourful Pasifika vibes.

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Indo Kiwi 14 Cobham Court, Porirua City Centre.
Indo Kiwi Dhaba is the newest addition to Indo Kiwi Grocers, offering authentic North Indian dishes. Enjoy delicious vegetarian food and local favourites, such as dali Bhalla, allo puri, chloe puri and paneer paratha.

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The Cake Café Plimmerton 15B Steyne Ave, Plimmerton.
Put your hand up if you like cake! Thought so. Run by mother and daughter team Cate and Natalie, The Cake Cafe Plimmerton serves up happiness, one slice at a time. Oh, and delicious cheese scones!

Find your Perfect Pairing in Porirua

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Why do just one thing when you can do two? Make a day of it in Porirua and pick the perfect combo for double the fun!

Ata Morning

Urban Bake House - Drop into urban Bake House for a Havana coffee and a sweet treat or something savoury from the cabinet, and try the 'fitness bread', chock-full of fibre and protein.

Ahiahi Afternoon

Palmers Plimmerton - Wander south to Palmers Garden Centre and soak up some inspiration from their gorgeous displays and find great deals on plants to satisfy those green fingers.

Ata Morning

Little Green Olive - Grab a coffee and choose from an eclectic range of whole foods and plant-based goodies to enjoy while taking in the sprawling harbour views.

Ahiahi Afternoon

Te Ara Piko - Enjoy beautiful scenery while riding around Te Ara Piko, a flat and meandering pathway along the edge of Pāuatahanui Inlet and through native salt marshes.

Ata Morning

E-scooter the city - Step off the train at Porirua Station, unlock a Beam or Flamingo e-scooter by using their app, and zip along the streamside and harbourside pathways.

Ahiahi Afternoon

Kaizen & Pātaka - Leave the e-scooter in the drop zone outside Te Rauparaha Arena to receive some free credit, then enjoy lunch at Cafe Kaizen and take in the culture at Pātaka.

Kai with a view

Abandoned Brewery - Porirua City (21)

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 tranquillity 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 await 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.

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

The Karaage Kid - Park up at a table outside the Abandoned Brewery Taproom and tuck into your karaage chicken while you sip some tasty Abandoned Brewery beer. Follow them on Facebook or head down to 20 Parumoana Street.

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

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