Café Aroha has great coffee and offers a range of simple, yet delicious food and beverages; all served with love and supported by our volunteers.  Many items on our menu are made by our own volunteers and staff in our on-site Hospice Kitchen.

As Café Aroha is located within Totara House, it simultaneously provides a friendly environment for patients and families, whilst actively welcoming in our neighbours and the general public.  In doing so our patrons, whilst enjoying our menu, are also actively helping to sustain our Hospice into the future, as all proceeds from the Café support our work to continue.

All Café Aroha volunteers have been food and barista trained to ensure consistent quality of goods and services.  Free Wi-Fi and indoor or outdoor seating is available. Dogs are welcome in the outside dining area when on their leads; the perfect stop off after a walk around the Auckland Botanic Gardens.


Sample Weekly Menu*: 

» Monday: Roast Vegetable and Balsamic Pear Salad, Feta, Pine Nut and Honey Cider Vinaigrette

» Tuesday: Orzo and Smoked Chicken Salad, Pesto, Parmesan and Baby Cos
» Asian Red Cabbage Slaw, Crispy Noodles, Sesame, Peanut, Ginger and Coriander Dressing

» Wednesday: Salmon and Avocado Sushi, Teriyaki Chicken Sushi, Vegan Sushi
» Raw Beetroot, Carrot and Sultana Salad with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Sunflower Seeds, Cider and Dijon Dressing

» Thursday: Cauliflower and Turmeric Salad, Wilted Spinach, Blue Cheese, Pine nuts, Cranberries
» Roast Chicken, Baby Potatoes, Baby Cos Lettuce and Aioli Dressing

» Friday: Roast Kumara, Spinach and Cous Cous Salad with Orange and Honey Vinaigrette

» We also offer a selection of fresh sandwiches and rolls each day

Baking & Treats of the day:

» Each day we have freshly baked scones
» Delicious Rocky Road (GF), brownies, caramel slice and other treats
*This menu is an example only and changes from week to week

Cafe Aroha Group/Private Booking SpaceGroup Booking Space

Café Aroha also has a private room available for booking for larger groups, ideal for sizes 8 – 20 guests. Relax in your own space for lunch or coffee with your friends and colleagues, ideal to host a team meeting with your staff or a social gathering with friends contact us to check your preferred date.

Catering/pre-orders are prefered upon advanced request and invoices can be issued for corporate groups.
The Café Aroha group/private space is free to book - Please contact to enquire today.  

Find us

Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 3.00pm
140 Charles Prevost Drive, The Gardens, Auckland 2105

Please note we are closed on public holidays.

Cafe Volunteers Needed

To make this happen we are recruiting for fun and engaging volunteers who have a commitment to providing fabulous customer service, serving and helping out at Cafe Aroha.

If you can give us a helping hand a few hours a week between Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm we would love to hear from you!

Please contact our Volunteer Services Manager on 09 640 0025 to have a chat or email for more details.