EIT has bountiful choices when it comes to Cafés and Restaurants.  Hawke’s Bay has Bean There Café and Eat Café plus the Scholars Restaruant. Tāirawhiti has the Hub Café and Restaurant 282.




Eat Café

Eat Café is situated in the Student Amenities Complex – This café provides a wide range of hot and cold food items from sandwich selections all prepared on site daily, muffins and scones baked fresh every morning, cakes, slices and a large selection of hot food items just to name a few.  A variety of cold beverages and self service vending coffee is also available.

Term time hours:  Monday to Thursday 7.00am – 3.00pm and Friday 7.00am – 2.30pm

Bean There Café

Bean There is located between the Library and N Block of the Hawke’s Bay Campus –  counter food and beverage service provided; on offer in this dine-in or takeaway café is freshly brewed espresso beverages, specialty bread items from panini’s, bagels & croissants etc. muffins and scones baked fresh every morning, cakes, slices and a selection of hot gourmet food items.


Term time hours:  Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm

Holiday hours:  Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm

Our Café staff are very professional and happy to cater for your individual needs.  The Cafés’ also cater for special functions and meetings on campus if required.


Nikki Te Pou (06) 974 8000, Ext. 6024 or Ext 6992

Jill Mair (Functions) (06) 974 8000, Ext. 6024 E-mail:


The Hub Café is EIT Tairāwhiti’s student café.  Open every week day during the semester, the café offers a menu of tasty and filling food – from $1.50 and up.

Hot beverages are available from 8.00am – 8.30am.

Morning tea and the full range of morning tea-type foods,  from  9.45 – 11.45am

Lunch meals are served from 11.45am – 1.30pm.

The café’s changing daily menu is supplemented by meals prepared by students enrolled in EIT Tairāwhiti’s Catering programmes, at very reasonable prices.