Duppa Café & Bar is open during reception hours, offering hot & cold drinks and freshly baked cabinet food during the day, as well as delicious tapas, local wine and craft beer in the evenings.
On Saturdays and Sundays we are serving brunch from 8am – 3pm, with chef Aidan delivering a delicious selection of Spanish influenced dishes, with ingredients sourced from local suppliers, all within a 200km radius. We also have available a special discount and breakfast package for guests to use at Lola Stays, a local café only a few minutes’ walk from us.
Check out our weekend brunch menu for food inspiration:
Here are some of the suppliers we work with to help support local:
Thoroughbread – delicious gluten free, dairy free and vegan bread made by Rebecca Rolls in Levin, 86km away.
Bee Fresh Farms – Wellington Botanic Garden honey; seasonal changing honey made from beautiful flowers at our local botanic garden. The beehives are a mere 1.9 km away.
Pandoro Bakery – freshly baked Vienna sourdough baked only 300 metres away.
Twocan Peanut Butter – a family owned father and daughter business on Tinakori Road made 2km away. It’s the only peanut butter made in NZ that’s certified gluten free.
Otaki limes (and avocados) – Chef Aidan claims they’re yummiest limes he’s ever tasted! Grown in sunny Otaki, 67km away.
Greytown Honey – beautiful local honeycomb made in the South Wairarapa area using the very highest quality Mānuka, Wildflower, Kamahi, Native and Clover honey. About 50-60km away.
Zany Zeus – handcrafted organic dairy products from local cows, made in Lower Hutt, 12km away! Duppa uses blue and trim milk, creamy feta and yoghurt.
Where does the name ‘Duppa’ come from? Before Oriental Bay was so named, it was called Duppa after the sole resident of the bay and the first person to build a home there, George Duppa. He was an Englishman who came to NZ to make his fortune and in fact became the first “millionaire” in NZ. There are no photos on record of him, only a sketch. We love the history of the name and have developed a version of Mr Duppa into the logo to keep the history alive.