Ethels Menu

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

Selection of fresh cabinet food changes daily
Soup of the Day $12.50
Salad of the Day S $7.50 | L $13.50

Ethels Toasties

Ethels Classic Spaghetti and Cheese Toasted Sandwich $8.50
Ethels Classic Corn and Cheese Toasted Sandwich $8.50
Brigie Special – Double Cheese and Chorizo Toasted Sandwich $10.00
Or choose any 2 of these toppings: Cheese, Ham, Chorizo, Tomato $8.50


Vegetarian Nachos $12.50
Chorizo and Beef Nachos $14.50


Dine in or takeaway Italian style thin crust pizza available from 4pm 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
Cheese Pizza (Kids) S $12 | L $18
House made tomato sauce and pizza cheese
Cheese & Ham S $18 | L $25
Slices of smoked ham, house made tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella
Ham & Pineapple S $18 | L $25
Slices of smoked ham, juicy pineapple chunks, topped with mozzarella
Margherita S $18 | L $25
House made tomato sauce, mozzarella, olive oil, flaky salt, and fresh basil
Pepperoni S $18 | L $25
House made tomato sauce, slices of pepperoni, topped with mozzarella
Ai Funghi S $20 | L $28
House made tomato sauce, mushrooms, garlic oil, topped with mozzarella
Chilli Prawn and Chorizo S $20 | L $28

House made tomato sauce, chilli marinated prawns, Spanish chorizo, topped with mozzarella

Dirty Harry S $20| L $28
House made tomato sauce, chorizo, pepperoni, slices of smoked ham, topped with mozzarella
Prosciutto & Rocket S $20 | L $28
House made tomato sauce, prosciutto, fresh rocket, olive oil, flaky salt, shaved parmesan, topped with mozzarella
The Godfather S $20 | L $28
House made tomato sauce, chorizo, pepperoni, mushrooms, red onion, capsicum, topped with mozzarella
The Queen (La Reine) S $20 | L $28
House made tomato sauce, slices of smoked ham, mushrooms, olives, topped with mozzarella
Vegetarian S $20 | L $28
House made tomato sauce, cherry tomato, capsicum, red onion, mushroom, silverbeet, kalamata olives, topped with mozzarella
Dirty Veggie S $22 | L $30 
House made tomato sauce, pepperoni, slices of smoked ham, cherry tomato, capsicum, red onion, mushroom, silverbeet, kalamata olives, topped with mozzarella
Slammin’ Salmon S $22 | L $30
House made tomato sauce, Akaroa Salmon, capers, red onion, lemon crème fraîche, topped with mozzarella
Customise from these great ingredients for $2 extra per topping: chorizo, pepperoni, cherry tomato, capsicum, red onion, olives, mushroom, silverbeet, pineapple. $4 extra per topping: mozzarella, ham, salmon, and prawns.

Friday Night Steak Night

Our mission is to make great steak available to everyone. Friday Night Steak Night at Ethels is a great place for a casual steak dinner with simple side dishes at a reasonable price.

Beef Sirloin $30

Buttery Mashed Carrot $8
Green Salad $8
Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes $10
Sautéed Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs $10
Potatoes au Gratin $12
Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad $12

Bearnaise / Peppercorn / Garlic Butter

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 $90
Louis Roderer 740ml, France B $120


B&G Reserve Rose – France, ripe red fruit aromas and floral rose notes $11 / $45
Ash Ridge Rose - Hawkes Bay, shubarb, strawberry, off-dry style $11 / $51

Little Angel Pinot Gris - Marlborough, pear, baked apple and toasty warm spices $12 / $54
Georges Road Pinot Gris - Waipara, European inspired, rich, apricot, pear and spice $14.50 / $67
Georges Road Riesling - Waipara, off-dry, apple, peach and quince $14.50 / $67

White Wines

B&G Reserve Chardonnay - France - aromas of pear and quince with vanilla notes $11 / $45
Main Divide Chardonnay - Waipara, smoky suggestions, grapefruit, citrus $11 / $52 
Main Divide Sauv – Waipara, racy passion-fruit and gooseberry flavours $11 / $52
Bladen Sauv - Marlborough, gooseberry, zesty, grapefruit and herb $14 / $64
Two Gates Chardonnay - Hawkes Bay, citrus and toasty oak $14 / $63

Red Wines

B&G Cabernet Sauvignon - France - blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla and spice $11 / $45
Take it to the Grave Shiraz - Barossa, Rich dark berries herbs and spice $10 / $45
Main Divide Merlot Cabernet - Waipara, dark fruit, spice, smoke and chocolate $12 / $52
Goldfields Pinot Noir - Otago, Fruit forward, cherry, thyme, oak $14 / $67

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir - Waipara, Berry flavours with spice and herby tones B $75
Georges Road Syrah - Waipara, Deep savoury berry, cherry and oak $15 / $75

Beers / Ciders

Garage Project
Pernicious Weed $12

Apex Hoppy Gluten Free IPA $11
The Roundest Boi Hazy IPA $11
Three Boys
Three Boys IPA $11
Three Boys Pilsner $11
Three Boys Wheat $11
Three Boys Hoppy Porter $11
Three Boys Tres Amigos $11
Three Boys Local Session IPA 2.5% $10
Other Beers / Ciders
Heineken $10
Speights $8.50
Steinlager $8.50
Paynters Pict Pear Cider $10
Paynters Huntress Medium Cider $10
Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Heineken 0.0 $8.50
Sawmill Bare Beer $11
Emerson’s Little Bird IPA $11
Behemoth Hazy IPA $11
Finery Cocktail Vanilla and Elderberry $11
Finery Cocktail Lemon Myrtle, Lime and Black Tea $11
All prices include GST
Prices subject to change without notice