Café statement

The Rivertown Cafe is owned and operated by The Person to Person Help Trust, a Kaiapoi community trust, established by the Kaiapoi Baptist church in 1988.

The vision for this cafe is to create a community space & gathering place, that provides great coffee, food and exceptional customer service.

Which in turn allows us to invest back into Kaiapoi and surrounding communities.

Local community

Rivertown Café Family - At Rivertown Café many of our regular customers have become family not only to the staff but to  each other.  We delight in seeing strangers become friends and sharing life together.  As staff it is a privilege to serve our community.

Community art – We proudly display artwork from local artist giving them space to display their talent   for the enjoyment of the wider community. When possible, we like to showcase local schools and pupils so as a community can celebrate them.

Community catering - At Rivertown café we specialise in affordable catering. This can range from a plate of sandwiches to business breakfasts or lunch for for a crowd.
Please contact us for information regarding catering including our morning and afternoon group specials, and information on our special offer for group breakfasts.

Community notice board - Our community notice board allows community groups and organisations to highlight upcoming activities and events for the community. This is a business free zone, but is open to the community of Kaiapoi and surrounding areas to showcase groups and organisations.

Global Community

riverside cafe kaiapoi trade aidTrade Aid - When in store we invite you to visit our retail marketplace area. Rivertown Café is proud to partner with Trade aid who represents global community within the café.  For more information on Trade aid  and their work please visit

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Opening times: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 3.30pm | Saturday - Sunday 8.00am - 3.00pm
Winter Closing: June to August 3.00pm

Text your coffee orders to: 021 234 9698

Rivertown Cafe, 77 Williams St, Kaiapoi 03 327 0304