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Experience Māori-inspired cuisine beside the waterfront - a Wellington must-do.
Located in Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, on the Wellington waterfront, Karaka Café is an architecturally award-winning modern venue with indoor-outdoor flow to the Whairepo Lagoon and Taranaki Wharf.
Karaka’s menu features Māori-inspired takes on café classics: Eggs Benedict comes with their signature smoked hāngī hash brown, and Eggs Pacific comes paired with corned beef. Their signature dish is a café version of a traditional hāngī meal, including rewena (Māori potato bread) or legendary fry bread.
The terraced grass by the lagoon is a popular spot for a drink on a sunny afternoon or evening - get there early and claim yourself a bean bag and park up until the sun sets.