Jandals Café & Catering Whitianga

The Cafe


Jandals Café is a friendly, beachside café in the picturesque seaside town of Whitianga. Established in 2010 by Lawrence and Paula MacKenzie, Jandals is focussed on providing quality, home-made food in a welcoming and relaxed environment. As a result, Jandals is now a firm favourite with the locals, and successfully runs a full catering service.

Our café blackboard menu is loosely based around Kiwiana kai, and available from early morning brekkie to late lunch. Our chefs are always dreaming up new dishes, so make sure you check for any blackboard specials when you visit us. Available all day is our cabinet food, a range of delicious sweets and savories, if you’re in the mood for a lighter meal or a naughty treat.

There are few who can have a look in the cabinet and resist Paula’s delicious lemon posset tarts! We have a different flavor of scone and muffin each day, always freshly baked.

Paula has been in the industry for over ten years, and her passion and experience comes across in all the food that Jandals provides.

We also provide a great range of drinks. We use Celcius coffee for our hot drinks and iced coffees, an award-winning, Wellington-based company, which is both fair-trade and organic, and a beautifully rich and smooth coffee. We pride ourselves on the standard of our coffees and have a good following within the community as a result. As well as our fully-stocked soft drinks fridge, we offer a selection of beer and wine, which go down a treat whilst soaking up the sun in our café’s garden. And then there are our milkshakes, which are a favorite with both young and old!