Welcome to Kai

Hey you!

 Looking for good food, good brews and great service?

You’ll find it all at Kai Whakapai.

With exceptional views of Lake Wanaka, our cafe eatery is open everyday, serving coffee to soothe your mornings and food to satiate your appetites. By night, we’re the locals choice for brews, music and collectively good times.

 Come on in, and see what’s good at Kai.



Monday: 07:00 – 22:00
Tuesday: 07:00 – 22:00
Wednesday: 07:00 – 22:00
Thursday: 07:00 – 22:00
Friday: 07:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 07:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 07:00 – 22:00

What's on at Kai

We’re all about the vibe. Whether we’re hooking up live music to enjoy in the summer sun or hosting fundraisers to support our community – there’s always something on at Kai.

Keep your eye on here to see what’s on, and coming up at Kai.

Aww, it's tasty!

Our menu

Kai Whakapai literally translates to good food. And that’s what we’re here for.

Good food, good (ok, great) coffee, good service and good vibes.

During the day you’ll find all the classics – eggs benny, Kai full breakfast, avocado smash, and a few fresh seasonal treats from our talented team in the kitchen.

At night, we’re following momma’s advice to share. When it comes to hanging with your mates, our ‘Sharesies’ evening menu is bang on.

Kai on the go

Order Online

On the boat, and run out of snacks? Or just wanting to up the take home game? Look no further, you can now order online and access Kai’s great menu where-ever you be.

Use our easy online ordering system to choose what Kai you’re in the mood for, we’ll get it ready for ya and you can swing by and grab it.

Or place a delivery – whatever works for you.

Lucky Them: The Gift of Kai

Know someone who deserves a bit of Kai?

Grab a digital gift voucher for your friends or family, so they can experience all the good food, good brews and good service Kai Whakapai is known for.

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