Kumatage Cafe

Life in the Marlborough Sounds unfolds at a luxuriously leisurely pace.

An exclusive haven for our guests, The Kumatage lounge nestles beside the bay. Our chefs are on-hand for a freshly-cooked gourmet breakfast, delicious brunch or long lunch that drifts effortlessly into the afternoon. A place to linger over the morning newspaper, enjoy a barista coffee and gaze upon a landscape that has been loved across the centuries.

We’re always on-hand to share our local knowledge and recommendations for the perfect way to spend your day, as you too discover the beauty that we know as home.


‘Kumatage a bright appearance on the horizon, under the sun or moon, arising from the reflected light of those bodies from the small rippling waves on the surface of the water’
(1854) Bowditch’s Navigator, 24th Edition.

A Sample Menu from The Kumatage

Breakfast (8-11)
  • Big Bay Breakfast: Two eggs cooked to your liking served with streaky bacon, herbed potato hash, sausage, mushrooms, slow roasted tomatoes and toast
  • Pancakes with caramelised banana, bacon and maple syrup
  • Herbed potato rosti with raclette cheese, ham, spinach and fried egg
  • Field mushrooms on toast with poached egg, spinach and parmesan cheese
  • Black pudding with apple, bacon, walnut bread and fried egg

From the Juicer
  • Minty Ginger Granny Smith: Mint leaves, fresh ginger and Granny Smith apples
  • Pineapple Power: Pineapple and grape with celery, lime and red apple
  • Kiwi Quencher: Kiwifruit with celery, grapes and red apple