Student-led services

AKO Café

Have a great cup of quality coffee to start your day and enjoy a variety of sweets and savouries guaranteed to satisfy! 

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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.

Ako espresso café operates as a facility to showcase student work and allow for applied learning. It will be open on selected weeks on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and also for some pop-up experiences during the year.

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

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Usual operating hours are from 9.00am to 2.00pm.

Ako Espresso Café is opening again!

Our Food & Beverage together with the Cookery tauira are poised to present their first café experience, for Semester One, at Ako espresso café on Harbour Terrace.

This café experience is for three weeks, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; starting May 11th until 27th.

For your convenience we are open from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Home baked sweet and savoury products are prepared fresh each day. Treat yourself further with our hot coffees priced at only $3.00. Our loyalty card is a further incentive; buy 4 cups of coffee and get your 5th one free.

Our tauira are really looking forward to being able to serve our guests at Ako espresso café again.  They have worked hard to develop a varied menu and beverage list with dine-in and pick-up options.

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