Welcome to The Courthouse Cafe & Bar, Alexandra.

Peoples choice finalist NZ Cafe of the year 2013

Supreme Winner Eat Taste Central 2019

The Courthouse Cafe & Bar is set in Alexandra's original Courthouse built in 1876. Reopened & refreshed in September 2009 by the owners of The Packing Shed Gallery & Cafe, The Courthouse has become well known for it's stunning food, great espresso coffee's & friendly service. Both indoor & outdoor dining, it's perfect for those beautiful Central Otago days.

Please feel free to come and visit this historic site.  More information regarding the building & its original use is available on The Department Of Conservations website, linked below.


8 Centennial Ave
Central Otago. N.Z.
Next to the roundabout, LJ Hooker & Budges Pharmacy.

The Courthouse Cafe is Open 6:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday & Closed both Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays.

The Packing Shed
is Open 11:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday & Closed both Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays.

Indoor & out-door seating

Eat-in or take-out.

Espresso Coffee



Slices & Cakes

Juices, milkshakes & real fruit smoothies

Evenings by arrangement for large groups

Licenced Bar  with a selection of beer & wine

We cater for children

Out catering available

Atomic Coffee proudly made @ The Courthouse Cafe

The Packing Shed is now open for lunch 11:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday only.

This coming season we will be focusing on Weddings, Functions & Events.

If you would like to book for lunch or function, please don't hesitate to contact us. packingshedcafe@yahoo.co.nz

or Call +64 3 4492757