A beautiful cafe on Shortland Street
Opening hours
Currently closed
Monday: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Pollen, a beautiful light-filled cafe serving great coffee and delicious food, is the place to be if you're looking for a fresh take on breakfast and lunch staples. Owned by the team behind Scratch Bakers and 3 Beans Coffee, all the baking is done every night at Graham Street and coffee roasted daily at City Works Depot.

Under the culinary expertise of chef and owner Steve Vanderput, formerly of Wai Kitchen & Teed Street Larder, Pollen's kitchen has recently reopened. Steve is back at the helm, crafting delightful cabinet food and a tempting sit-down menu.

With a menu that evolves with the seasons, Pollen ensures there are always new and enticing dishes for patrons to try and savor. Whether you're kickstarting your day with delectable breakfast options or indulging in a leisurely long lunch, the delightful surroundings make every moment memorable.


Park for $2 per hour, to a maximum of $10 on evenings and weekends at the Victoria St car park. Find out more.

Last updated: 21 November 2023

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