Enjoying the small things in life!

Alone or together, with family or friends, a warm summers day or a cold winters evening - Hygge isn't just a physical space, it's a feeling. We believe in creating a sense of comfort, as if it was your home away from home. We believe in creating heartwarming experiences that ease your mind and soul - all of this and more, with great food and warm smiles.

We Do Functions

From small gatherings to large events, we can cater for any size of group.
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Award Winning Venue

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Wedding Industry
2023 Finalist

Outstanding wedding ceremony and outstanding reception venue
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Restaurant Guru
2023 Award

Best Cafe in Te Awanga
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HB Chamber of Commerce
2023 Finalist

Ultimate Visitor Experience

Views of the Pacific Ocean

Our restaurant looks over Cape Kidnappers and is the only truly beachside cafe outside of Hastings, Havelock North and Napier.

Local, Ethical and Organic Produce

Sightseeing around Napier and Hastings? Stop in for some lunch and sample some of Hawkes Bay’s finest food and beverage.

As much as we possibly can, we source local, ethical and organic produce. We have vegan and gluten free options available, along with organic and ethically sourced coffee.
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Live Music Events

We love live music! Hosting some of the best local music talent from the Hawkes Bay, with live music at our cafe on Sunday afternoons. We aim for an event at least a few times a month.

Or why not try one of our sunrise yoga classes - undoubtedly with the best views of any yoga class in Napier, Hastings and Havelock North.
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Venue Hire and Weddings

Our unique location offers a truly magical venue for hire for any special occasion. Hygge at Clifton Bay is one of the best wedding venues in Napier and the Hawkes Bay. With sweeping views of Cape Kidnappers, our restaurant can host functions of any size, from small, intimate parties to big marquee style weddings.

Enticing Gifts & Cards

Local art and crafts, treats to beautify your home, cards, baby gifts and small treasures with a kiwi flavour - we have a wonderful selection to choose from, so come along, browse and enjoy.
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Hygge is the essence of what is good in life

Our Story

Some 8 years back, Robyn had an idea of creating a place the whole family could enjoy. After being a kindergarten teacher for many years, she wanted to create somewhere that people, especially mothers and children, could go to and still feel all the things that home offers, somewhere that the whole family can enjoy together.
Children could play, mothers could shop or browse, families could relax, spread-out and feel welcome - all this while being taken care of with delicious food and refreshing drink.
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how Hygge started
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