1929 Espresso Bar and Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café are open, serving an array of tasty treats and delicious beverages, for dine in and take away. Our Kai Room is also available for use.

Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café

Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café

Whether you're after a quick bite and a coffee on-the-run, a lingering long lunch or a celebratory high tea, Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café is Auckland Museum's new destination for food and drink. 

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1929 Espresso Bar

1929 Espresso Bar

Taking its name from the year the Museum opened, 1929 Espresso Bar is located in the neo-classical Grand Foyer of the Museum's north entrance. Serving up fantastic coffee and quick bites, 1929 will be open daily until 4PM.

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Bring Your Own Kai

Bring Your Own Kai

In addition to our two dining outlets, the South Atrium is also home to the Kai Room, a place where you and your whānau can bring and eat your own food. Located on the western side of Te Ao Mārama (next to Hokohoko, the Museum Store), there are plenty of tables and chairs and some kitchen facilities for our visitors to use, including highchairs for your little ones and a baby bottle/food warmer.

Help us protect our collections

Help us protect our collections

Did you know that food and drink can be major threats to our collections? Food or drink are not allowed into the galleries, as they could attract pests that will damage our precious taonga. There are self-service lockers where you can leave bags with food while you explore the Museum.

You can learn more about how our Collection Care team manages the threat of pests to protect our collections here.