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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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3 Nov, 2016

JUST A BIT OF HISTORY: Owain Morris has been sending us some great old pictures as guest posts, but I thought I'd compile them into a single post on the main page. The first (and quite glorious)...

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1 Nov, 2016

One thing you might never know about the famed wall of napkin art: it's bloody hard work stopping the damn thing from eating the whole cafe. Holly rose to the challenge last night and even left a...

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30 Oct, 2016

While trolling through my photo archives today, I ran across this, taken in front of the cafe on 9 November 2014. If this doesn't make you smile at least a little, then you might already be dead. Or...

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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 from 7:00am 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