Postmasters Cottage Café and Gardens

One of Arrowtown's most picturesque venues!  The historic cottage, now lovingly restored as a café, was once home to the town's postmasters and has been a main street feature since the 1860s.  Its old-world charm, complete with horse-hitching post, picket fence, beautiful gardens and hanging wisteria, has made it one of Arrowtown’s most loved buildings.

With prime views of the historic main street and iconic hillsides, a cosy interior inspired by early settler days, and sunny outdoor verandahs and courtyard perfect for al fresco dining, Postmasters is a popular spot for couples, families and groups to relax and catch up over a drink or a meal.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and all-day coffee and cake 5 days a week, 9am – 4pm, with the addition of relaxed evening dining on Fridays and Saturdays.  We are currently closed Tues and Wed (season dependent).

Our team is renowned for its warm hospitality, selection of local and New Zealand offerings, and a fresh locally sourced menu catering to a wide range of dietary requirements including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and kids’ options.