Te Papa Cafe menu

Food and beverages currently available in the Level 1 Cafe.

Food is served 9am – 3pm.
Drinks are served 9am – 5pm.

Please note: the museum opens at 10am.

Hot drinks | Kawhe me te tī

Flat white / Caffè latte / Cappuccino / Mochachino$5 / $6
Long black / Short black / Americano$4.50
Hot chocolate$5 / $6
Chai latte$5 / $6
Hot lemon, honey, and ginger / Hot blackcurrant$5.50
Decaf / extra shot$1
Oat / coconut milk$1
Vanilla / caramel / hazelnut syrup$1
Tea: English Breakfast / Earl Grey / Peppermint / Green / Kawakawa / Red Star$5

Chilled drinks | Inu mātao

Coke / Coke No Sugar / L&P$5.50
Pump still water$4.50 / $5.50
Mac’s range$6
Allganics range$6
Karma Cola range$6
Lipton iced tea$6
Juice by the glass: orange or apple$4 / $6
Berry smoothie$6

Iced drinks | Inu tio

The following are served with ice cream and whipped cream. Please let our staff know if you’d prefer no ice cream and/or no whipped cream.

Iced coffee$9
Iced chocolate$9
Iced mocha$9

The following are served on ice.

Iced Americano$5
Iced caffè latte$6
Iced matcha$7
Kid’s iced chocolate$4.50

Wine, beer, and cider

Please ask staff for our selection of wines.

House white wine$12
House red wine$12
Cider (4.5%)$10
Heineken (5%)$10
Panhead Supercharger APA (5.7%)$12
Amstel Light (2.5%)$8
Heineken 0.0 (0%)$8

Kai | Food

Please place your order at the counter and make staff aware or any allergies when ordering.

Eggs on toast

Eggs your way on toast (or potato rosti: +$3).

Gluten-free/dairy-free/vegetarian on request.


Mince on toast

Classic beef mine and seasonal greens on toast.

Vegetarian option: Portobello mushroom and Hollandaise sauce.

Add an extra egg for $3.

Gluten-free/vegan on request.


Pasta of the day

Bacon, mushroom, and spinach in a creamy Parmesan sauce.

Vegetarian option: Spinach and mushroom in a roasted capsicum tomato basil sauce.

Dairy-free/vegan on request.


Eggs Benedict

Choice of bacon or spinach (or smoked salmon: +$4) on a herb potato rosti with Hollandaise sauce.



Open bacon and egg

Streaky bacon and poached egg with tomato relish, tomato slice, garden green, and grated Parmesan.

Add an extra egg and Hollandaise sauce for $5.


Seasonal soup

Served with toasted sourdough.

Gluten-free on request.



Served with maple syrup, fresh banana, berry compôte, mascarpone, and chocolate sand.

Add bacon for $4.


Prime Angus beef burger

Served with mesclun, tomato, onion jam, sliced picke, melted cheese, and spicy aioli in a milk bun, with fries.

Gluten-free/dairy-free/vegetarian/vegan on request.


Beer-battered fish and chips

Served with a side salad and tartare sauce.

Dairy-free/gluten-free on request.


Specialty dish

See our menu board for our special dish – available from 11am while stock lasts.



Smoked salmon
Roasted vine tomato
Wilted spinach
Portobello mushroom
Avocado (seasonal)
Green salad with balsamic
Streaky bacon
Potato rosti
Toast (gluten-free on request)

Kids’ kai


Beef bolognese with Parmesan cheese.

Vegetarian/vegan on request.


Chicken and fries

Chicken nuggets with fries and dip.

Gluten-free on request.


Fish and chips

Battered fish and chips.

Dairy-free/gluten-free on request.


Mac and cheese

Vegetarian pasta with cheese.


Beef slider and fries

Beef burger with cheese, garden green, sliced tomato, and tomato sauce.

Vegetarian on request.


Make it a meal!

Add a kids’ juice box and a kids’ sweet item (jelly, biscuit, or fruit skewer).