Otago Polytechnic

Enjoy great coffee at Ako Espresso

If you’re chasing a caffeine boost (fix) or just a lunchtime bite, AKO Espresso Café serves quality coffee and a variety of tasty sweets and savouries.

It is located at the street front of our M Block on Harbour Terrace (next to Manaaki). 

AKO Espresso Café operates as a facility to showcase student work and allow for applied learning. It will be open most weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays and selected pop-up experiences during the year.

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Usual operating hours are from:
8.30am to 1.00pm


"Build Your Own Lunch Bag"

Our Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality students are poised to present their first pop-up experience for Semester Two at Ako Espresso Café. This will run over three weeks on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting 29 July until 14 August.

The café will be open from 8.00am to 2.00pm on these dates. Home baked sweet and savoury products are prepared fresh each day and are available together with our hot coffees at reasonable prices.

During these three weeks you can build your own Lunch Bag for only $9.00, and pre-order at bookings@op.ac.nz by 2pm for the next day's pick-up. Each customised Lunch Bag has the choice of one sweet and one savoury item, and because you pre-order your Lunch Bag you have the opportunity to purchase a hot beverage for only $2.00.

Ako Espresso Menu - Wed, Thurs, Fri; 29 July to 14 August between 8am - 2pm 

Savoury Items - All $7.00 each

Soup of the Day with Pumpkin Scones (V)

Chipolata Fajitas (Mexican sausage in tortilla wrap)

Ako Espresso Burger (V option)

Filled German style Pretzel (V option)

BLT and Avocado Sandwich (V Option)

Sweet Items - All $4.00 each

Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie (GF)

Raw Carrot Cake Slice (Vegan)

Pear and Boysenberry Tart

Cinnamon Scroll

Lemon Curd Muffin (GF)

Or Lunch Bag Option - choose one sweet and one savoury item for just $9.00


Please advise your friendly service staff of any allergies or special dietary requirements prior to placing the order.

All menus subject to change.