Savour local flavours along with the views
With locally sourced ingredients and recipes, our Scenic Cafe serves food and drinks that are made to accompany the views.
Choose from delicacies such as Braised Beef Cheeks and Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Salad, or country classics like Roasted Free Range Chicken and Lamb Shank. Our bespoke menu will delight your appetite any time of day.
And with a fully licensed bar, you can sit back and enjoy a world-famous New Zealand wine or a local beer while we do the driving.
Our Scenic Cafe opens shortly before departure and remains open throughout the day, and into the early evening. Our onboard cafes take credit and debit card payments, but having cash available can be quicker as our trains frequently travel out of network range.
Indulgent coffee mornings
Freshly made coffees and teas, fresh scones and cakes galore, comfortable seating and sensational scenery. Coffee mornings on our Scenic trains are indulgent, revitalising, and invigorating.
You certainly won't be short of things to talk about or time to enjoy the conversation, so settle down and ease into the day with a nice relaxing breakfast from our onboard cafe.
A lunch to savour
Savour the sumptuous views while enjoying a freshly prepared lunch or light snack. You can take a seat in our scenic cafe or return to your scenic seat and ease back for a relaxing meal while watching the scenery glide by your window.
Whatever your mood, we have the food to match. And because our Scenic Cafe is fully licensed, you can also enjoy a glass of local wine, beer, or cider with your lunch.
Toast the occasion
While away the afternoon in your seat enjoying savoury snacks and sweet treats, along with award-winning wines and local beers, all designed to compliment the excellent company and the stunning views.
Our Scenic Cafe is stocked with delectable treats to enjoy at your seat as the afternoon glides by your window - there is quite simply no better way to travel.
Our Scenic Menus
Get a taste of what awaits in our onboard cafe by viewing our Scenic Class menu online now.
Find out more about our Scenic Class experience, and what you will discover on board.
Our Scenic Class Carriages
Glide through the heart of New Zealand's beautiful scenery in our Scenic Class carriages
Open-air Viewing Carriages
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