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Reka operates an 80 seater café adjoining The Dowse Art Museum situated on The Dowse Square in Hutt City. Established in 2007 we are one of greater Wellington’s most dynamic cafes. With ample outside decking & a large café space, Cafe Reka is the ideal location for hosting large groups & parties. We open later on Fridays for people to enjoy end of week tapas, pizzas & a nice cold drink. We also have a large catering operation and cater for functions onsite and offsite.

Catering Wellington; Catering Lower Hutt; Catering Porirua. View our menus to provide a competitive quote for any function or event you may have.

café menu


wholegrain toast, berry conserve or marmalade 5.5
toasted bagel with cream cheese & berry conserve 9
toasted bagel with cream cheese & smoked salmon 12.5

eggs any style on sourdough or wholegrain toast 9
...with grilled bacon 14.5
...with grilled bacon & tomato 16.5

reka honey-roasted muesli with berry compote & organic yoghurt 12.5

eggs benedict, florentine or montreal 16.5

house-smoked fish cakes with poached eggs & hollandaise g.f. 17.5

liver, bacon & mushrooms in a port & cream sauce on wholegrain toast 19.5

organic buckwheat banana hotcakes with grilled bacon, vanilla bean syrup, strawberry apple compote & creme fraiche  g.f. 19.5

the stack: smoked salmon, spinach, scrambled eggs with hash browns & hollandaise  g.f. 19.5

big Reka: grilled bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomato, chipolata & hash brown on wholegrain toast 21.5


bacon 5, hash 3, avocado 4, mushroom 4, smoked salmon 5, sausage 3, spinach 4, black pudding 5
N.B. we use free-range eggs
N.B. gluten-free bread is available upon request.


shoestring fries with house aioli & tomato sauce  g.f, d.f.  8

handcut wedges with house aioli & tomato sauce  g.f, d.f.  8.5

soup of the day with warm bread  12.5

handcut wedges with grilled bacon, cheese & sour cream  g.f.  14.5

bacon, lettuce & tomato on sourdough with house aioli  16

seafood chowder with warm bread  17.5

spinach, zucchini & herb polpette on quinoa with tahini yoghurt  g.f. 18.5

chicken, leek & thyme cannelloni with fennel, orange & radicchio  19.5

venison & juniper pie with kumara mash & blackberry sauce  19.5

roast beetroot, panfried haloumi, baby spinach & white bean salad with avocado, spiced walnuts & balsamic dressing  g.f.  20.5

house-smoked pulled lamb on herbed flatbread with caramelized onion, mint pesto & salad garnish  21.5


mouse trap 6, egg on toast 6, bacon butty 6, toasted sandwich; cheese, tomato, pineapple, onion- choice of two 6 ,
wedges 6, shoestring fries 6, platter of things good for them 9, spider 6

N.B. g.f = gluten free/ d.f = dairy free
gluten free bread/toast is available upon request

counter food

Frittata, Fougasse, Risotto Cakes, Wraps, Salads, Slices & Cakes...

...changes daily.


espresso, latte, cappuccino, machiato...........our coffees are renowned

restaurant menu 

available Friday evenings with the kitchen closing at 7:30pm


beer battered onion rings with house tomato chilli jam  7.5

warmed kalamata olives with orange zest & toasted fennel  8

venison & black olive meatballs with herbed tomato sauce  9.5

bruschetta with house-dukha, balsamic olive oil & pesto  11

chevre goats cheese with candied almonds, house crackers & honey drizzle  11.5

panfried fish sliders with dill, caper & lemon mayonnaise  12

panfried halloumi & tomato concasse on bruschetta  14

shoestring fries with aioli & tomato sauce  8.5

handcut wedges with aioli & tomato sauce  8.5


smoked salmon, shrimps & mussels with lemon creme fraiche, rocket & mozzarella  18

ham, chorizo, cherry tomatoes, onion jam & mozzarella  18

chicken, basil pesto, spiced walnuts, parmesan & mozzarella  18

smoked brinza cheese, cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, spinach & mozzarella  18