Tea & Happiness


Tuesday12:00 – 5:30 pm.

Wednesday12:00 – 5:30 pm.

Thursday12:00 – 5:30 pm.

Friday12:00 – 5:30 pm.

Saturday12:00 – 5:30 pm.


149 Fairy Springs Road, Koutu

07-215 9919

Set in what was once a butchers, and now enjoying it’s new life serving 100% vegan food and drinks, Tea & Happiness sees plenty of curious customers through the door who are all similarly awed by this new vibrant plant-based café on the corner. Owner/operator Karin Vincent has had plenty of experience living a plant-based lifestyle, and is now more than chuffed to be able to provide colourful, creative meals to those passing through, all without a hint of animal products. Like what you taste? She’s just as happy to share recipes too, because after all, what’s happiness if it’s not shared?

Tea & Happiness originally started its life in a food truck, and it’s easy to see the same laid-back, easy-going charm here, where customers are encouraged to go slow, try a different plant mylk with their coffee, and generally just try something that might be slightly outside their comfort zone. The community here has quickly taken this eatery under its wing, and Karin is often responsible for setting up new friendships when locals come in and are introduced to one another while the tea brews.

With a history in the music scene, Karin also transforms the space into a live music venue every other month, so keep an eye out for posters about the upcoming gigs at the bright orange and green café.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs

149 Fairy Springs Road, Koutu

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