At Founders Cafe we take good times seriously. We serve a large range of local and national craft beers, a full range of Iwi owned Kono wine, barista specialty Grinders' coffee and a delectable cafe style menu. Our cheese scones and almond frangipane croissants are just a couple of year round favourites.

Situated in the heart of Founders Heritage Park, we can boast a hop museum as our neighbour! To keep the kids happy we have plenty of seating near the playground which happens to overlook the Bristol Freighter and the train tracks (yep, we also have a running train station as neighbours!).

If outside in the hop garden or exploring the historic park isn't your scene, then never fear, we have a character filled indoor lounge fitted with a cosy fireplace and books you're welcome to borrow. On Friday nights we keep things humming with live music. If you really love us you can hire the building privately. We love hosting private events and can help organise and cater any event inside the park.

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Pick from endless options tailored to you including our most popular experiences, paintings, and crafts for a private event worth remembering.

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Food and drinks from Founders Cafe's menu can be purchased throughout Paintvine events.

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87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

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