• A café in every store

    Come and enjoy the atmosphere in our Garden Centre's attached cafes. Whether you're in Invercargill, Cromwell or Dunedin come and enjoy delicious coffee and scrumptious quality cakes, pastries and salads. We're sure you'll find something to whet your appetite.

  • Come visit us in Cromwell

    We have a beautiful outdoor area for you to enjoy the Southern NZ sun. Even on a cold winter day this place is special with it's open grassy area for you and your family (including your pets!) to enjoy. We think you'll like it here.

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  • Event Catering

    Let our Invercargill team bring your event to life with our delectable treats and snacks to keep your attendees well fed and happy! Have a look at our catering menu.

    Event Catering Menu
Cold Drinks
Hot Drinks
Sweets & Savouries

Nichol's Garden Centre Cafés

All of Nichol's stores in Cromwell, Dunedin and Invercargill offer inviting cafés for you to stop awhile and smell the roses. All our cafés have delicious snacks and bites to eat as well as delectable sweet treats and a range of hot and cold drinks. Our in-house menus also mean you can treat yourself to breakfast or lunch.

Come and see us soon - your furry best mate is welcome too (as long as they are on-lead, and on best behaviour).



Our Garden Cafés

We're waiting to meet you.

Garden Cafe Cromwell

At Nichol's Garden Cafe Cromwell there is something to delight every taste - panoramic views of the Pisa mountains, an indoor/outdoor flow, NZ roast coffee, fresh deli food and an in-house menu - what could provide a better backdrop to while away the hours? And, with a Central Otago wine list and local beers for those that enjoy the flavours of the district, you have the perfect cafe experience.

Ask us about our catering for weddings, birthday parties, and corporate lunches etc or our private chef dinner parties - they're a real treat and very well received.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Open 8.30am–4pm, 7 days.

Phone: 021 0873 6267

Garden Cafe Dunedin

Housed within the Garden Centre and opening on to a patio area intermingled with our plants and flowers, Nichol's Garden Cafe Dunedin is a modern, bright and airy space - perfect for catching up with friends or family. Managed by the Good Oil Cafe people and offering delicious meals and snacks of fresh, high-quality ingredients we think you're going to like it here.

A menu of traditional fare, healthy salads, wraps and sandwiches, homemade pies, daily specials and cabinet treats will entice you to breakfast but you may just stay on for lunch too. Don't forget to sample our renown cinnamon swirl that has achieved an almost cult-like status! 

Your friendly, well-behaved dog is also welcome on the patio area.

Open 7.30am-4pm, 7 days

Phone: (03) 455 8785

Garden Cafe Invercargill

Located in the historic Lynwood Homestead, Nichol’s Garden Café Invercargill is a convenient coffee and food destination year-round.


Find a fire-side spot in cooler months, or a seat on our sun-drenched outdoor patio during spring and summer. Menu favourites, Underground coffee, daily baking and quick cabinet food options are sure to have you coming back for more.


Dogs on best behaviour and leashed are happily welcomed in external café areas too - after all, our furry friends are a part of our family. 

Open 7.30am–4pm, 7 days.

Phone: (03) 215 8101

2021 Rose Catalogue
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2021 Rose Catalogue

15 February 2021

Nichol’s annual rose catalogue is hot off the press; you’re invited to pre order now for late June arrival in stores. 

Nichol’s Pod Classes!
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Nichol’s Pod Classes!

29 September 2020

The second of our gardening information series. Learn how to grow tomatoes and potatoes, and all about organic gardening.

Nichol’s Pod Classes!
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Nichol’s Pod Classes!

11 August 2020

Introducing our gardening information series. Learn how to grow fruit, herbs and vegetables in raised gardens and containers

2020 Fruit Trees are coming!
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2020 Fruit Trees are coming!

02 July 2020

Spring is just around the corner, which means more fruit trees are arriving in stores every week. You can get in early and pre-order these delicious trees so that you don't miss out. We'll contact you when they've arrived in store to arrange pick up or delivery. 




All our cafes have an outdoor dog-friendly space so you can bring them with you. As long as they're on their best behaviour and leashed your best mate is welcome in our home.