Welcome to the Wholemeal

Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 3:30pm

Sunday from 8:30am to 3:30pm

We open and cater for special events.


The name "Wholemeal Trading Company" was conceived during a late night 'session' around the fire in 1977. During the early days, the Café was furnished with vinyl beanbags and low tables made from old doors, surrounded by hessian-covered walls.

The Wholemeal is a great place to have breakfast or lunch with a group of friends. You'll find a large selection of 'feel-good' menu options. Thirsty? We love making smoothies and have lots of pulpy juices and seriously good coffee. If you're after a light meal, try our freshly made cabinet foods. You'll have lots to choose from like a wholesome vegetarian salad, a warm stacked quiche, or a delicious wrap. Our sandwiches are made with fresh bread and our muffins are fluffy and filling.

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Our gourmet evenings with a set menu have quickly grown in popularity and are enjoyed by many groups as a memorable night out.

Over the years the cafe has expanded to take over all of the historic movie theater in downtown Takaka.

We compost our scraps and grow organic produce to be used in the cafe. We support local producers from the Nelson region.

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