If there was ever a cafe that exemplified the concept of friendly family-oriented
service, it would have to be RiverStone at the South end of Otaki's main highway
Run since late 2012 by husband and wife team, Brent Havis and Jeanine Cornelius,
along with daughter Clare, the cafe has quickly become a favourite for locals and
travellers who appreciate quality home-made food and an oasis from everyday life.
It’s a place where you’ll get a friendly smile from staff and a chat if you feel
inclined. At the heart of the service ethic is a desire by Jeanine and Brent to
bring their own personalities to a cafe that they would love to visit regularly
The homeliness extends to the extensive all day menu and counter food, which is
all cooked on the premises with recipes gathered from "someone's grandma" or a customer
who has a home favourite. Slow cooking in crockpots ensures traditional flavours
are evident just try one of RiverStone’s famous Gourmet Pies, Seafood Chowder or
With a cosy indoor space set back from the road, loads of room at picnic tables
under umbrellas in a leafy courtyard that's protected from all but the worst of
the weather, and plenty of parking at the rear, RiverStone is a top spot whether
it’s in the cooler months or summer time.
The RiverStone team are firmly focused on delivering quality food and Coffee accompanied
with exceptional service.
- Open 7 Days 7.30am till Late Afternoon
- Extensive Menu available till 3.30pm Everyday
- Function Catering, Free Parking Front and Rear of cafe, Free Wi-Fi
- No Surcharge on Public Holidays