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We are a fairly unique shop selling organic, local and international foods. Customers really love our organic, fair-trade Kawatiri coffee (sourced from an East African single estate) roasted on the West Coast of New Zealand. We have a range of freshly made cabinet food including gluten free, dairy free and low fodmap options. Come and enjoy our great coffee, delicious food and friendly atmosphere.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Cafe, International, Healthy, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking
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Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Small cafe with both inside and outside seating. Great coffee and very good carrot cake. Owners and staff are super friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
PGS_Akaroa, Owner at Peninsula General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Thanks for your kind words owlesey. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2021

We tried all the cafes when staying a few nights in Akaroa, this one is the best for coffee and friendly service. The orange almond cake is also extremely good, there's exotic deli items in the shop too to keep all the foodies happy. Well...worth a visit for the organic coffee, look for it on the corner by the Green.More

Date of visit: March 2021
PGS_Akaroa, Owner at Peninsula General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Glad we helped you enjoy your stay in Akaroa and hope you get back again soon

Reviewed 27 February 2021

Had coffee with a slice of delicious almond and orange cake. The coffee was very good and the cake was very moist. The staff were friendly. The shop sold a lot of interesting specialty food. A lovely place to stop for morning tea on what...was a cold day.More

Date of visit: February 2021
PGS_Akaroa, Owner at Peninsula General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Thanks for your kind words Heather. Hope you can visit again sometime

Reviewed 2 December 2020

Great strong coffee - lovely friendly service and great cabinet food! has a small great selection of groceries too - will be back when next over in Akaroa

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020

Lovely spot to relax for a coffee. Owners are really nice :) Some nice grocery items to buy too :) :)

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 19 March 2020

This place has the best coffee in town. We spent a few days here over Waitangi weekend and tried numerous coffee institutions in town, this is by far the best. Had great service and a great selection of high end food retail products, perfect to...enjoy on a long weekend away.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Although small in size this cafe has a big heart and commitment to good service. Great place for good coffee and a range of healthy drinks. We enjoyed our well made morning coffees and the savoury cheese scones. There is indoor and outdoor seating plus...some seating in the adjacent park which provided a great setting on a fine morning. Happy to return and recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 February 2020

Great to be back after ten years, owners have changed. Now it's half cafe half store. Great cakes and snacks, very helpful owners. Even let us have the daily paper shortly before closing.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

After looking around all the overpriced restaurants and cafes in Akaroa, we settled on this quaint little store.. we just wanted a snack.. the lovely staff there toasted some great sandwiches and made beautiful coffees and teas for us... we also bought some local foodstuffs...as gifts for friends. Just a warm friendly place in a lovely town.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

Popped in here to get a few artisan essentials and found they did vegan smoothies. Have come back every day since because they were so good.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Yes, Peninsula General Store offers takeaway services.

Peninsula General Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5