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Dangerous Kitchen

Dangerous Kitchen
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46A Commercial Street, , Golden Bay
Tel: (0)3 525 8686
Our ‘dangerous kitchen’ is a legendary street-front café’ in the heart of Takaka in Golden Bay. Global flair and warm atmosphere make it a meeting place for colourful locals and people from near and far. Relax outside covered from rain or sun, or in our beautiful back garden with a pint of beer or an Italian wine.

We offer a great breakfast selection, organic breads, freshly made cabinet food, salads, excellent burritos and glorious brick oven gourmet pizzas. We are committed to using organic/spray free produce as much as possible.

We are famous for our exquisite coffees, house baked slices and wheat/gluten and dairy-free cakes. Come and see exibitions of our local artists, listen to a live concert, or join us for a dance night.

Environment Friendly Action

We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclamation or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

We actively seek out and invest in ethical suppliers including many local growers who grow specific organic vegetable crops just for us. Most of our produce is grown less then 1 km from our business.

Open Hours

7 Days a week from 8:30 am till late in Summer. Monday-Saturday from 9 am-late in Spring,Autumn & Winter

All Year Available

Closed in August


We are in the heart of the Parks in Golden Bay, 1 hour drive north of Motueka. Located in the middle of Takaka town, opposite the village green.
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User Reviews

There are: 3 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
My partner & I had the best pizza,s, me a Henny Penny, my partner popey plus yummy, I had the best chocolate cake gluten free awesome ! Look forward to next trip from blenhiem .
Posted by Nigel smith on 2013-04-02 20:35:43
We had lunch here on holiday. I had a gourmet pizza which was delicious, followed by the best chocolate blueberry gateau with flaked almonds on top ever! I'm trying to find a recipe for a cake this good! Definetly worth going there, I know I'll be back!
Posted by Julia on 2012-01-20 21:13:25
We had valentine's day dinner here last year and were happily surprised by it. It was the best dining we had in the whole country. We had good wine and the Burrito and pizza we ate were excellent.

I highly recommend it!
Posted by Jani on 2009-02-12 10:56:14