Horowhenua 06-368 0187
- Tues – Fri 8.30 – 4pm
- Sat – Sun 10am – 4pm
- Public Holidays 10am -3pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Out Catering
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 90 plus out door seating
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Ohau Cafe & Restaurant is situated 10 minutes north of Otaki or 5 minutes south of Levin on State High 1 at the entrance to the Ohau Vinyards, we specailize in Home style baking with all of our food made on location, prompt service from staff that give a damn and food that comes from local producers and suppliers made into colourful creations from our kitchen without any fluffy bits to distract you from what your eating.
13 Reviews for Ohau Cafe
My partner had the “small portion” of bacon and mushroom fettuccini. He is a big man and this was more than ample. He also ordered a side salad (which I ate most of because it too was great!) His flat white, very good and just how he likes it.
So the food is excellent and the thing that sealed it for us was the staff. We received a very warm welcome. They all seemed to like their work and there was a very happy buzz that certainly contributed to making a relaxing experience for us. Too often we have been to places where the food has been good but the staff woefully lacking in people skills and service and for us a big turn off.
We had a word with the chef (may be the owner, not sure) and told him of our great experience and he was equally lovely, humble and gracious. We are definitely going back!
The cafe is not easy to spot even though it is on the main highway. So just know if you are heading towards Wellington it is just out of Levin on the left hand side.
Visited July 2013
Visited February 2012
The food was delicious,served on hot plates.The service was outstanding and we were treated like royalty.
Thank you,you made us all feel so special. We will definitely be back.
Great menu selection, even for the children. Food was really good, meals were large but we did clean up all our plates as it was so very good.
Wonderful, friendly service…very highly recommend. Would even make the trip from Tauranga just to try the evening menu!
I’ve been here before and have a favourite meal – my advice is to just go for the anti-pasto plate for two.
It costs around $30 – and usually has fresh ham, smoked salmon, a few chicken nibble, some pate, tapenade, cream cheese (great with the salmon), slices of pineapple and orange, some sundried tomatoes and gerkins and olives.
You usually get 6 triangles of toast to help sample all this, and that might be my only complaint, as there could be MORE TOAST to handle all the food that comes with this dish.
I you like nibbling on fresh food as I do – then this dish is as good as I’ve found ANYWHERE in New Zealand.
We also had a couple of glasses of the local Ohau vineyard wine, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc … and the total bill for food and drink was just $45.
I’ve never really tried the rest of the menu – the anti-pasto is THAT good. Try it.
We both came away feeling very disappointed. We both had the Big Fry up.
The food was warm when it arrived at our table, the bread wasn’t toasted as advertised on the menu, the steak was both tough and Luke warm so neither of us ate more than 3 mouth fulls. The Bacon was nice, the egg poached when it was again advertised as fried. The amount of food was good, but on the whole would not go back.
Toilets were clean, and the staff member I dealt with was friendly and professional.
My food came quickly, might go back again if I’m in the area.