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Te Tuhi Café
Te Wharekai o Te Tuhi

Open 9am – 2pm, Monday – Saturday
Located onsite at 21 William Roberts Road, Pakuranga


Te Tuhi
Rescare Homes Trust
The School of Psychology, University of Auckland
Manukau Institute of Technology

Other supporters & partners

Ākina, impact measurement partner
Howick Local Board
J R McKenzie Trust
Lindsay Foundation
George & Willy
The Rotary Club of Newmarket (Inc) 
Rotary Club of Wellington (RCW)
IHC Foundation
Foundation North
Individual donors

→ Please note that Te Tuhi Café will be closed on Saturday 13 July 2024. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Te Tuhi Café is Aotearoa’s first training café for people with intellectual disabilities, run in partnership with Rescare Homes Trust and the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland.

The café provides in-house training and paid employment for people with intellectual disabilities through a community-based programme.

In 2024, the training remit of the café is expanding to engage with Manukau Institute of Technology’s accredited Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality programme, part of a pilot at MIT to give greater access to students with disabilities.

The café serves barista-made coffee and a range of homemade cabinet food and made-to-order menu items. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available. Te Tuhi is fully accessible, with step-free entrances, accessible parking and toilets.

The café project is a non-profit social enterprise. To find out more about the project, click here.


→ Cooking up opportunity: new training café at Te Tuhi – Times, 14 July 2020
→ Opportunity knocks: New training café at Te Tuhi – Times, 4 August 2020
→ Auckland café serves up on-the-job training for people with an intellectual disability – 1 NEWS, 1 November 2020
→ Te Tuhi Café nominated for national awards – Times, 8 June 2021
→ Tom puts out the call for a café stop – IHC, 5 August 2022

Te Tuhi is open as usual during the Eastern Busway construction. 21 William Roberts Road, Pakuranga, is the best address to enter into navigation apps to guide you to the free parking at our door. Please call us on (09) 577 0138 if you have any questions.