Otago Polytechnic

Enjoy great coffee everyday! 

If you’re chasing a caffeine boost or just a lunchtime bite, AKO serves quality coffee, specialty drinks and a variety of tasty sweets and savouries. It is located on a street-front position on Harbour Terrace (next to Manaaki). 

AKO Café is now operating as a shared commercial and student space and will be open every weekday morning during the year.

Our students will be preparing food and running the café as part of their training requirements from Wednesday to Friday on selected weeks during the year.

Opening hours
8.30am to 12.30pm - Monday to Friday


Student Showcase

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) students

Monday 21 & Tuesday 22, Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 May in Ako Espresso Café

8.00am onwards for espresso style coffee and hot beverages, 11.00am to 1.30pm for food selection

Monday 21 May - "Soul Food"

Fish Tacos

Bang bang chicken bao buns

Vegetable dumplings


Tuesday 22 May - "Kiwi Café Classics"

Selection of "no frills" sandwiches

Fish & chips with tartare sauce

Lolly cake

Custard slice

Monday 28 May - "The New York Deli"

BLAT Bagel

Roast chicken focaccia

Red velvet cupcakes

Apple shortcake

Tuesday 29 May - "Comfort Cuisine"

Grilled sandwiches


Loaded fries

Filled doughnuts

 All menus subject to change