Manu, passionate about food and knitting transformed a former retail shop into Stitch & Bitch Lounge Café and Woolshop in May 2018, The original name of the café refered to social and knitting groups founded during WWII. The woolshop was sold to Loopine Co in April 2018 to and is still located within the café offering NZ and international yarns. Manu was always on the lookout for a German trained chef and when Dan, a passionate German trained pastry chef, chocolatier and barista joined OLD BAKEHOUSE BIERGARTEN & LOUNGE CAFÉ was born.



OLD BAKEHOUSE BIERGARTEN & LOUNGE CAFÉ offers German inspired food, cakes, pastries and coffee from a well know German coffee roaster Hochland Kaffee Hunzelmann (founded 1925) a high quality Costa Rican coffee, beers and fizzy drinks from Engelbier (founded 1738) an multi award winning German brewery.



If you are searching for the perfect place to host your event, parties or meeting OLD BAKEHOUSE BIERGARTEN & LOUNGE CAFÉ is the perfect place. Whether that’s a birthday party, business meeting, board nights or anything that needs celebrating. Book the whole café, our private meeting room or the biergarten. If you have an event, even outside our usual opening hours, get in touch through, call us on (09) 218 9501 or visit us in the café.

What our customers say:

“My wife and I had a recomendation to visit and we were definitely not dissapointed. The coffee and the food were fantastic, the staff were very personable and enjoyed answering any questions we had about the history of the place as well as their own story. Our new fave spot! Can't say enough. Looking forward to having a full meal and some drinks there for lunch soon.”

                                                                                       Wade Barmby (Customer)

“Interesting cafe and wool store, good selection of wool. The coffee was outstanding, a great roast and fantastic attention to detail making a great cup (double short short black). Thanks for a good coffee... will be back.”       

                                                                                     Mark Thomsen (Customer

“Amazing coffee and very nice staff. I recommend.”                                                                                                                                                                                           Lesourd Simon (Customer)


Dan and Manu

See you soon

Owners Manu and Dan