home made food and a beverage of your choice, a hint of the old old fashioned tea rooms, with a view to soothe your soul


Kia ora koutou.

We have been busy behind the scenes for three months, renovating, regrouping and renaming, and now Wetlands Cafe is open!

We will continue to be dog-friendly with the doggy-park and free biscuits still available. We will be very family friendly with plenty going on for the kids, why shouldn’t they enjoy cafe life as well?

We invite interest from local artists as we will be including selected art-work for display and sale in the cafe and hope to have live art on site, including small classes.

We’d like to thank the previous owners Ken and Helen for keeping the dream alive in the domain. A lot of the ground work had been done, making it much easier for us to come in and realise our dream. We’ve had a lot of great support, help and guidance from a lot of local tradesmen, (if you want the best, Go Local)  See them all named and famed on our facebook page).  There was a lot of interest from the wonderful passers-by that have stopped and introduced themselves along the way.

We look forward to meeting you and providing you with some good home- cooked, tasty food, the stunning views are free!

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for new and updated information that might not appear here.


Email us if you would like any more information about anything.

Lori & Craig Teddy

We (Craig & Lori) are the new owners of the cafe in Ashhurst Domain.

We live in Ashhurst and have nine children and eight grand-children (at last count).

We love music and motorbikes, garages and gardens, beaches and barbecues, creativity and Christmas!

We think Ashhurst is a great community to be a part of and want our cafe to contribute to the community feel and vibe.

String Fusion


Opening Hours

Thursday - Monday

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

School Holidays - Open 7 days

Wetlands Cafe @ FaceBook


What we have for you:

Coffee,Tea, Cold Drinks

Pies & Savories



Tray Bakes

Muffins & Cakes

Toasted Sandwiches

Children's Corner

We are kid friendly!  Bring your kids along and let them loose in the corner while you have a coffee!

Wetlands Cafe