Aloha Friday

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Monday7:00 am – 1:45 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 1:45 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 1:45 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 1:45 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 1:45 pm.

Saturday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Sunday8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

24 Bay Drive, Tītahi Bay

A beautiful beach deserves a beautiful café, and thankfully for Tītahi Bay residents, Aloha Friday is barely a stone’s throw from the water’s edge.

Situated across the road from the beach, Aloha Friday is perfectly positioned as a caffeine stop. In an area known for its stunning natural sights, Aloha Friday offers a splendid splash of human creativity, with some local flavours thrown in for good measure. 

The eye-catching frontage will immediately capture your attention, with a bright red door standing out from the jet-black exterior. The interior walls are a spotless white, apart from the one behind the counter which is adorned with vibrant colours and island designs. The counter itself, with its woven pattern, is another homage to the island influences that shape Aloha Friday.

As well as being a handy coffee spot, Aloha Friday serves as the gallery for co-owner and former Tall Fern Tania Tupu, renowned for her jewellery design and making prowess. Her Māori and Pacific-inspired pieces are displayed for easy viewing while you wait for your Raglan Roast brew, in case you’d like a souvenir to go with your cuppa. Sweet slices, cold drinks and other quick bites are also available to go as you make your way to the beach.

A homely little spot where the locals come to kōrero, Aloha Friday perfectly epitomises the character of Tītahi Bay—fitting, then, that it's right on the beach’s doorstep.

Words by John Son & Photography by Anna Briggs

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Location

24 Bay Drive, Tītahi Bay

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