Latest News

23 Jan, 2017

BYE, ROBBIE! One of our long-serving (though I won't say long-suffering, since I made that joke last time) staff, barista/chef/whatever needed doing maestro Robbie, has left the building. He's left...

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16 Dec, 2016

Some boring admin sorts of things ... Greetings to all of our faithful customers, and anyone who might be keen for a visit, here are our HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed Christmas Day, 1st and 2nd...

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11 Dec, 2016

Another bit of Governor's history: a detail from a fabulous old painting of the cafe by Darren. A bit of a history quiz for all of you out there: how can we know that this comes from before the grand...

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9 Nov, 2016

END OF AN ERA: This week, we say goodbye to Holly (with the coffee) and Mitch (with the beard), two longstanding fixtures at the Governor's, off to see the world and move on to greater things. We'll...

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Our Coffee

We are Dunedin’s premiere outlet for Belo coffee, a boutique, ethically sourced and traded roast from Christchurch.  We also serve New Zealand-made Tea Total teas.

Governor's T-Shirts

Now you can dress to impress. Or just pretend that you work here.


We have a number of colours, styles, and sizes available.  Get them at our café for $25 each.

Conference Room

We have an upstairs dining room that is ideal for business meetings or small conferences.  The Governor’s hosted the 2014 meeting of the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar to rave reviews and our conference room has also seen recent gatherings of storytellers and knitting enthusiasts. There are ample power points available and good access to the café’s free wireless broadband.  For most functions, we are happy to make the room available free of charge.

Contact Us

Ask a question, tell us how good we are, book a function... we're waiting for you.

Bookings available for parties of 8 or more people.


Summer hours:

Open every damn day over the holidays from 7:00am until 3:00pm

Except Christmas Day and 1 and 2 January 2017 (and good riddance to 2016, aye?)

7:00 am - 3:00 pm 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm



Keep an eye on our FB page ( for specials, deals, and other such things.


Where We Are

Governor's Café
438 George St
New Zealand

Contact Us

03 477 6871