Welcome to the Catlins Cafe
The home of tasty food, great company and affordable
luxury accommodation in the heart of the Catlins at Owaka.
Owaka - its name means "Place of the Canoe" and located on the main street is the Catlins Cafe. This is the perfect place to begin or end your Southern Scenic Route journey through the Catlins. We offer fantastic espresso coffee using world class Allpress Coffee. Our menu boasts homemade cafe style food, traditional fish and chip takeaways and all the tasty NZ treats like Tip Top rolled ice creams and milkshakes.
If it's a place to rest your head then our apartment style 2 bedroom unit, complete with full kitchen and log burner, is awaiting you. Click here for more Information
You’ll get a warm welcome when you join us so come in, relax and take a load off in front of our roaring fire and enjoy our wonderful fare.
News from the Catlins Cafe & the catlins community
Anika Moa "One Night In The Catlins" Live @ The Catlins Cafe
Anika Moa is performing live in the garden @ The Catlins Cafe, 7-30pm Wed 20th Feb. That's right! celebrated singer songwriter Anika Moa will play 1 show only which promises to be a night to remember.... Click for more
The Warratahs Go Off In Owaka!
The iconic NZ country folk band The Warratahs rocked the Owaka War Memorial Hall on 7th Sep. Playing to a packed hall The Warratahs played a mix of classics "Maureen, Hand On My Heart" with a brace of... Click for more
Gary McCormick returns to The Catlins Cafe on the 1st Sep as "A Man For All Seasons"
Yes that's right, Gary McCormick is coming back to the Catlins Cafe with his brand new show "A Man For All Seasons" Join us for a night of hillarity as Gary winds his way through all things irrelevant... Click for more
The Warratahs Are Coming To Owaka 7 Sep
Yes that's right, The Catlins Cafe is pleased to announce the Warratahs, NZ's leading country/folk band are coming to Owaka for a one-off show on the 7th Sep. These guys are way too big for our cafe so... Click for more
Paul Ubana Jones Live 21June 2012
Paul Ubana Jones confirmed himself as one talented musician. Playing to a captivated audience he mesmerised the crowd with magical guitar playing entwined with a raspy, gravely voice that had the room... Click for more