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.

Kai on the go

Order Online

Want to pick up and fuel up on your way up the mountain this winter? Or feel like 241 pizza’s on Takeaway Tuesdays? Look no further, you can now order your favourite Kai, where ever you are.

Use our easy online ordering system to choose what 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.

Tasty Kai!

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.

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.

Aprés at Kai is back for the winter season – live music, happy hour, great food, and always a great vibe.



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

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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