Monday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Thursday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Friday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Saturday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Sunday7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
74 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
03 304 8533
With glistening Akaroa seaside views just around the corner, stepping into Rona’s for a gourmet brunch feels like treating yourself to a bona fide holiday.
The first order of business upon entering, is to step up to the counter and choose a plate of delicious brunch fare (may we suggest the Belgian waffles with citrus?), alongside a trusty coffee supplied by Coffee Supreme. Then find yourself a spot in the quirky and charming dining area, or opt to dine al fresco, where you can catch views of both the sea and the hills under the shady verandah.
Owner Caroline, champions New Zealand produce and artisans, which is why, in addition to sourcing local Akaroa citrus and herbs for the menu, room has also been made for a wee shop that highlights local makers and producers. Products range from Apostle hot sauce to sunblock—it’s the perfect spot to pick up New Zealand made gifts or stock your pantry with local favourites.
It’s hard not to feel welcome here as the café is super dog-friendly (inside and out!), boasts a teensy kids corner with books, small toys and colouring materials, and comes complete with a chatty, helpful staff and upbeat music that you can tap along to.
Words by Caitlin Brown & Photography by Nancy Zhou
Information not correct? Report an error
74 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
French Bay House
A sprawling, idyllic guest house steeped in local history and offering genuine hospitality in the picturesque Akaroa.
Peninsula General Store
Don’t be fooled by the vintage exterior of this cafe, deli and gourmet food store — inside you'll find the most modern of cuisine philosophies.
Home to award-winning ham and sausages, black pudding, condiments and sauces, spices, fresh bread and cheeses.
Offering an excellent range of craft beer, wood fired pizzas and tapas-style plates that are designed to be shared, this pub is a Lincoln local’s favourite.
If you are a sando aficionado and find yourself in the South Town area of Christchurch city centre, keep an eye out for the striking cobalt blue hue of Tom’s.
Lyttelton Coffee Company
A quirky place humming with activity, this place is home to a coffee roastery and a cafe big on sustainability, community and authentic fare.
Grab your mates, your mum, your bubs and even your dog, and head down to Barefoot Eatery at The Welder to discover a nourishing and fun café experience.