EIT has bountiful choices when it comes to Cafes and Restaurants.  Hawkes Bay has Bean There Cafe and Eat Cafe plus the Scholars Restaruant.  Tairawhiti has the Hub Cafe and Restaurant 282.


Eat Cafe 

Eat Cafe is situated in the Student Amenities Complex – This cafe provides a wide range of hot & cold food items from sandwich selections all prepared on site daily, muffins & 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 7am – 3.00pm and Friday 7am – 2.30pm.

Bean There Cafe

Bean There is located between the Library and N Block of the Hawkes Bay Campus –  Counter food & 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 & scones baked fresh every morning, cakes, slices and a selection of hot gourmet food items.


Term time hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 4.00pm.
Holiday hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 3.00pm

Our Cafe staff are very professional and happy to cater for your individual needs. The Cafes also caters 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


The Hub Cafe 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.