(Howick Historical Village)
Manukau City 09-576 2873
- Mon – Sun 10am – 4pm
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine
- Seating for: 50 indoors + deck
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch
- Wi-Fi: None
Homestead Cafe is located next to Howick Historical Village, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. We are open 7 days a week in a park like setting, ideal for functions. Seating for 50 indoors + deck. We make traditional home made food prepared on the premises and beautifully presented. Quality coffee, teas, delicious food selection from the cabinet or board menu, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, sweet treats. Take time out to enjoy our surroundings and friendly service.
Private functions by arrangement – wedding receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, business groups, support groups, church groups. Enquire about our catering service.
9 Reviews for Homestead Cafe
From our first moment of contact with the owners, Winston and Mary, we were treated with respect and kindness. The portions were generous and the presentation of the food was done professionally and with care. It was fresh and completed on time. If I had known that whole cakes could be bought there I would have done that as well.
We had a lots of compliments about the food and it took the stress off me.
I sometimes go to the Homestead Cafe’ for a cup of coffee but I think I will be going more regularly now. I would highly recommend this restaurant/cafe’ for any event or even just for out catering for your own function.
Thank you Winston and Mary.
Right from our first communication, hosts Winston and Mary were patient, helpful and professional. Planning a wedding can be stressful and not all suppliers deliver what they promise, but Winston and Mary were always approachable and reassuring and instilled me with confidence from the word go.
I was initially concerned about space but lower guest numbers (46) and fine weather, together with a suitable layout and experienced planning, resulted in no problems on the day.
We selected items from an extensive finger food menu and these were served on platters, accompanied by wine, beer, soft drinks and juices, and followed by tea and coffee. Our guests have commented they enjoyed the food and that there was a generous supply of it.
The atmosphere is relaxed, the outlook pleasant, and the venue hire charge and food and beverage costs were reasonable.
We dined at the Cafe several times leading up to the ‘big day’ and again since, and the food and service was consistently good. I highly recommend the Cafe for an everyday bite, an important function, and everything in-between.
Thank you Winston and Mary and staff for helping to make our special day such a success.
We found the menu choices varied & we were able mix and match to our tastes. The food was brought over on time, hot & fresh. Lovely presentation & generous portions. Guests ranging from teenagers to elders all commented that the spread was fantastic.
I would highly recommend a visit to the cafe’ for a nice homely meal or consideration for any catering purpose with the owners being very friendly with great communication.
Thank you & the Homestead Cafe staff for your prompt, professional & delicious service.
The staff, especially Winstone and Mary were exceedingly helpful and approachable and made the evening the success that it was.
The food was superb and catered for all tastes and dietary requirements. The rates for the venue hire, food and beverages were excellent.
I would recommend this venue for anyone wishing to hold a function of this nature.
food.. platters, salads, finger food, and dessert. for the function were served as discussed and enjoyed by all the quests.
Food is all made on the premises and served fresh each day.
Venue…a quaint cottage with the cottage theme providing a restful setting. Has an outside deck for warmer days and evenings.
The food (buffet, plus sweets and drinks) was of a high standard, very well presented, available when needed and drew high praise from the guests.
The staff are friendly and helpful, and prices are reasonable.
The atmosphere is very good. This cafe is set in the Howick Historic Village with traditional architecture and looks out over a magnificent park. There is adequate seating indoors for about 60, and this is supplemented by lots more outdoor deck-seating.
I found the experience to be very positive, and will certainly recommend this cafe to my friends and family, both for take-aways, sit-down meals and for more formal functions. Well done, Homestead Cafe!