Ethels café offers delicious dine-in and takeaway handcrafted hot and cold food including daily baked savoury and sweet treats, Akaroa's best Italian Pizza, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The fully licenced bar offers boutique wines, craft beer, Vivace Espresso, t leaf T, milkshakes, ice creams, popcorn, Karma sodas and organic juices.

All Day Menu

Bowl of Marinated Olives $5 
Bowl of Smoked Almonds $5
Soup of the Day $10
Salad of the Day $10
Focaccia Roll with Egg and Salad $8.50
Focaccia Roll with Bacon and Egg $10

Ethels Toasties

Ethels Classic Spaghetti and Cheese Toasted Sandwich $6.50
Ethels Classic Corn and Cheese Toasted Sandwich $6.50
Brigie Special – Double Cheese and Chorizo Toasted Sandwich $8.50
Or choose any 2 of these toppings: Cheese, Ham, Chorizo, Tomato $6.50


Vegetarian Nachos $12.50
Chorizo and Beef Nachos $14.50


Dine in or takeaway Italian Style Pizza available from 12pm until approx. 8pm. We bake our Pizzas in a traditional stone oven to ensure our pizzas are nice and crispy every time. Gluten free bases available $2 extra. Visit the café or call 03 304 7777 to order. Small pizzas are 10" and Large pizzas are 12" size.

Garlic Pizza Bread $15
Italian pizza base with house made garlic butter
Margherita S $12 | L $20
House made tomato sauce, cherry tomato and mozzarella
Vegetarian S $15 | L $23
House made tomato sauce, cherry tomato, capsicum, red onion, mushroom, silverbeet, kalamata olives and pizza cheese
Cheese & Ham S $15 | L $23
Slices of Akaroa Butchery ham, house made tomato sauce topped with pizza cheese
Pepperoni S $15 | L $23
House made tomato sauce, slices of pepperoni topped with pizza cheese
La Reine (The Queen) S $18 | L $25
House made tomato sauce, Akaroa Butchery ham, mushrooms, olives and pizza cheese
Ham & Pineapple S $18 | L $25
Smoked Akaroa Butchery ham, juicy pineapple chunks and pizza cheese
Chilli Prawn and Chorizo S $18 | L $25

House made tomato sauce, chilli marinated prawns, Spanish chorizo and pizza cheese

Dirty Harry S $18 | L $25
House made tomato sauce, chorizo, pepperoni, Akaroa Butchery ham and pizza cheese
Slammin’ Salmon S $20 | L $28
House made tomato sauce, Akaroa Salmon, capers, red onion, lemon crème fraîche and pizza cheese
Dirty Veggie S $20 | L $28 
House made tomato sauce, pepperoni, Akaroa Butchery ham, cherry tomato, capsicum, red onion, mushroom, silverbeet, kalamata olives and pizza cheese

Customise from these great ingredients for $2 extra per topping: mozzarella, chorizo, ham, pepperoni, cherry tomato, capsicum, red onion, olives, mushroom, silverbeet, prawn, pineapple.


Our beautiful platters are made to order from fresh ingredients, subject to availability and best to pre-order (Vegetarian option available).

Farmhouse Platter (For Two) $42
Selection of locally sourced and handmade charcuterie, cheese, olives, dips, fruit, nuts, crackers and bread (can be made GF)            

Kids Platter – $15
Fruit bites, vege sticks, cheese, bierstick, pitta, houmous, dried apricots, popcorn 

Sweet Treats

Chocolate Brownie served with yoghurt or whipped cream $8.50
Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice cream and Caramel Sauce $10
Ice Cream Sunday (caramel, chocolate) $8.50


Veuve du Vernay, France Brut, 200ml B $12
Hunters Miru Miru Brut NV, Marlborough B $50
Louis Roderer 375ml, ½ Bottle, France B $110
Louis Roderer 740ml, France B $220


Ash Ridge Rose - Hawkes Bay, shubarb, strawberry, off-dry style G $11 B $49
Te Awanga Pinot Gris - Hawkes Bay, structured peach, pear and floral notes G $12 B $54
Georges Road Pinot Gris - Waipara, European inspired, rich, apricot, pear and spice G $14.50 B $67
Georges Road Riesling - Waipara, off-dry, apple, peach and quince G $14.50 B $67

White Wines

Kekerengu - Marlborough, oyster-shell character with lime, gooseberry and passionfruit flavours $9.50 / $46
Bladen Sauv - Marlborough, Gooseberry, zesty, grapefruit and herb $12.50 / $54
B&G Reserve Chardonnay - France - aromas of pear and quince with vanilla notes $9.50 / $45 
Main Divide Chardonnay - Waipara - smoky suggestions, grapefruit, citrus $11 / $52
Te Awanga Chardonnay - Hawkes Bay, Citrus, hazelnut, peach and toasty oak $14 / $63

Red Wines

Georges Road Pinot Noir - Waipara - cherry, plum and spice flavours, nutty oak $14.5 / $67
Goldfields Pinot Noir - Otago, Fruit forward, cherry, thyme, oak $14 / $60
Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir - Waipara, Berry flavours with spice and herby tones B $75
Ash Ridge Merlot - Hawkes Bay, Bramble, Chocolate, Plum and Spice $10.50 / $49
Main Divide Merlot Cabernet - Waipara, dark fruit, spice, smoke and chocolate $12 / $52
Take it to the Grave Shiraz - Barossa, Rich dark berries herbs and spice $10 / $45
Georges Road Syrah - Waipara, Deep savoury berry, cherry and oak G $14 ? $60
B&G Cabernet Sauvignon - France - blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla and spice $9.50 / $45

Beers / Ciders

Garage Project

Golden Path $11
Pernicious Weed $11
Aro Noir $11
Dirty Water Seltzer $10
Lemon/Lime; Pineapple/Passionfruit; Raspberry/Yuzu
Apex Hoppy Gluten Free IPA $11
Black Ruby Imperial Stout $13
Three Boys
Three Boys IPA $11
Three Boys Pilsner $11
Three Boys Wheat $11
Three Boys Local Session IPA $10
Heineken $10
Heineken 0.0 $8.50
Paynters Qyte Plummy Cider $10
Paynters Pict Pear Cider $10
Paynters Huntress Medium Cider $10