BOX Café and Bar

BOX Café and Bar has moved!

We have relocated to BOX in the Square – a new pop-up food and beverage hub temporarily replacing BOX Café and Bar while refurbishments are underway at the Aotea Centre.

With your favourite coffee, food and familiar faces, BOX in the Square will be open 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, and when events are on in the Square after hours or at the weekend. 

BOX in the Square will be fully operational from Monday 01 October – Thursday 28 February 2019.


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The perfect place to enjoy a pre-show drink or a bite to eat!

Located on the terrace of the Aotea Centre, BOX Café and Bar offers great coffee, delicious sweet and savoury cabinet food and a selection of local and international wines and craft beers. 

Since opening we've built up a great bunch of regulars. Some get their coffee fix on their way to work, others enjoy the free wifi for business meetings - and most come back for Happy Hour!


Our new breakfast menu is now available, Monday to Friday 7.30am – 2pm. 

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Need a function venue?

Overlooking Aotea Square, BOX Café and Bar offers a great outdoor setting for up to 60 guests, and best of all, is FREE to hire, depending on your food and beverage requirements.

We can cater for large groups at BOX Café and Bar with 3 different options:

  • the outdoor space for up to 60 guests
  • the indoor space for up to 30 guests. (this can be opened out to be both an indoor and an outdoor space) 
  • the bar leaner on the Terrace which seats up to 12.

Book a table, book the bar leaner or book the whole place! 

About our food

BOX Café and Bar has a variety of great cafe food available, made fresh daily, from the cabinet.

We have a superb range of sweet treats like macaroons from Ma Cherie. Also, a variety of Gourmet Pizzas are available throughout the day.

We can cater platters for large group bookings, but please pre-order your platters 48 hours before coming. 


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