Rata, Wellington’s café with a view, is open to the public 10am-5pm daily.
Breakfast is served 10am – 3pm Mon to Fri, & 10am – 4pm Sat & Sun.
Lunch is served 10am – 3pm Mon to Fri, & 10am – 4pm Sat & Sun.
Rata Café is the perfect location to unwind or recharge the batteries after your Zealandia visit, with views across the Lower Lake making this one of the best spots in the city to enjoy a leisurely lunch.
The best coffee card deal in town: your sixth coffee is free!
Rata offers a variety of quality counter food, delicious menu options and picnic items as well as a selection of boutique wines and beer.
Booking & enquiries
Coming with a group or want to reserve a spot? We take lunch and brunch bookings seven days a week. Contact Saoirse (04) 922 1139 email@example.com.
Café with a conscience
Being environmentally-sustainable and socially responsible is a no brainer for us. We only use free-range pork, chicken and eggs. Our fruit and veggies are seasonal and locally-sourced wherever possible. Our milk is organic and all our coffee is organic and fair trade. All our packaging is biodegradable and even our cleaning products are friendly to the environment!
- Quality highchairs and a special kids’ menu are available.
- Our play pen with toys is free to use.
- For winter toddler storytime dates check our events page.
Eat. Drink. Support our wildlife
Rata Café is an important source of income for the Karori Sanctuary Trust, which manages Zealandia. All proceeds directly benefit the Trust and help to make its 500 year restoration vision a reality.
Venue for hire
Rata is available as a venue to hire for weddings, corporate and family celebrations.