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Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens

1747 Main Road North | Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
+64 4-526 6639
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1747 Main Road North | Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a lovely Devonshire tea at this fine establishment. The service was excellent and the decor was good albeit the walls inside and outside were fake stone. The effect was very good though. After our afternoon tea we strolled through the excellent gardens.

Thank Treeleaper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two girls had a wonderful party here! The staff were very attentive and went out of their way to make things easy. Kids generous meals and enormous sundaes!

1  Thank Explorer814952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great coffee and the best big breakfast that I have ever had. The home made hash browns are amazing, great sausage, great bacon, superbly cooked eggs. This was a superb meal. I certainly recommend this Cafe.

1  Thank kerrme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a rainout at nearby Kaitoke Park & no sightings of Lords nor Rings, we settled into Aston Norwood for coffees, beers,& lunch. Very attentive staff, great menu, great selection. Highly recommended in Upper Hutt North Island,NZ. Gardens outside beautiful.

1  Thank eyedocmike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service great food amazing hash browns! Will become regular customers. Highly recommend you try it.

1  Thank johunwick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can’t beat the coffee at this cafe. I was so impressed with the coffee signs and the wonderful sense of Kiwi humor. I was taking a signage photo to show people back in Alaska. That was when I met the owner, he gladly showed...More

1  Thank Graeme P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a location that I love, and will always love. Thank you for all the special times and memories that are always created when their. Thanks.

1  Thank thehub496
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My Australian visitor and I spent the morning bushwalking at Kaitoke, visiting where Rivendell was filmed, so she could enjoy the greenery and the sound of a fast flowing river. We then enjoyed a delicious lunch at Aston Norwood, the coffee and food were delicious,...More

1  Thank glynismalexander
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed your time in our beautiful neck of the woods:)

Reviewed 20 July 2018

I really enjoyed the clay shooting experience at Ashton Norwood Gardens, with my teenage son (13 yrs old) and his friend. The venue is beautiful with super friendly staff who greeted us as soon as we arrived, they seated us and explained everything so we...More

1  Thank phylliso369
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

So glad you had a great experience.

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. Super friendly service, beautiful cafe and gardens. Boys loved the clay shooting experience, my son hit 7 out of 12 and I missed all :) Food was great, vegetarian and meat options. Coffee was also great and fast. Highly recommend making...More

Thank SkyB268
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thanks so much for the review:)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1747 Main Road North | Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Upper Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-526 6639
  • E-mail
We are a destination cafe at the base of the Rimutakas - the door to the Wairarapa. Open for coffee, brunch, lunch and functions on booking. We have two onsite function rooms for WEDDINGS and functions also. We can do high teas, devonshire teas, middle earth platters on arrangement and we also have clay shooting and archery onsite. We are situated on 14 acres of landscaped gardens - with the gorgeous cherry blossoms in bloom in spring. A garden day pass is $5 to help maintain this local treasure. We look forward to hosting you. Open weekdays 9 - 4 or 5 pm or weekends 8-5 pm Friday nights. Outside these hours by bookings only. Locals nights 2nd Sunday of each month.
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