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18 Oct, 2016

OKAY, SO I LIED We've had a bit of a run on the daily specials from the last go around, so we'll keep them on for this week, and maybe next. For tomorrow, we have a chicken and bacon wrap thing that...

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9 Oct, 2016

LAST CHANCE!! This upcoming week (starting 10 October) is the last chance to get these fabulous Weekday Specials, including the ever-popular blueberry and white chocolate pancakes on Friday. After...

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28 Sep, 2016

This is real gold: an advertising flyer for the Governor's, then known as a 'coffee house' that kept very disreputable hours, from the late 1970s, when this end of George Street wasn't quite as...

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20 Sep, 2016

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Not because we're sad, or injured, or anything like that, but because we are going to start collecting stories, photos, and other things for our 40th anniversary next year. 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.


Open every damn day from 7:00am

Monday-Thursday until 7:00pm

Friday- Sunday until 4:00pm


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