Hygge is the essence of
what is good in life

Hygge is a Danish term pronounced "Hue-guh". It means the essence of what is good in life – whether warmed by the fire or warmed by the heart.
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.

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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 Café in Te Awanga
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HB Chamber of Commerce
2023 Finalist

Ultimate Visitor Experience
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Functions & Venue Hire

Hygge at Clifton Bay, the most scenic function venue in the Hawkes Bay. From small gatherings to large events, we can cater for any size of group.

Our Functions Spaces

Weddings Venue

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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Local, Ethical & 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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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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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.

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Views of the Pacific Ocean

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

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