Café Inc

Rototuna has its own go-to place with the fresh, friendly and vibrant vibe, at Café Inc, tucked in beside Lone Star.

Café Inc means Café Inclusive and the wide range of options matches the name. Coffee aficionados enjoy the steaming ethically produced coffee served with clean, fresh food which is mostly prepared on the premises. The blackboard menu and tempting goodies in the cabinet cater for just about any dietary requirement – low calorie, gluten free, sugar-free, vegetarian, all served alongside scrumptious indulgences like divine cakes, Eggs Benedict and waffles.


“I make food that’s right for the people who live in the north east. Everyone here is looking for that cleaner bite,” says café owner Matt Gatchell.

Matt encourages patrons to have a chat with him if they have special dietary needs that aren’t catered for in his impressive range of options.

“We focus on proper ingredients here, making food from scratch. Our food is flavoursome while still meeting lots of different palate and health requirements,” he says.

The Café Inc social conscience is reflected in their generous support of local organisations. Recent recipients are Rototuna Primary School, Chained Dog Awareness, Angel Cast and Parent to Parent.

Wintec-trained Matt established Café Inc after working up the kitchen rankings in a variety of local establishments. He met his partner Lisa when were on the same team in a Hamilton café. Not only have they gone on to set up one of the smartest cafés in town – they have also recently produced a baby son, Millar.

Take a stroll from your home or work place, or drive down and park your wheels in the parking area behind the shops on Thomas Road, and drop into Café Inc for food and coffee magic.

Open 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday, 111 Thomas Road.