Karitane General Store 

Café & Pizza

is back on!

now with on – license


About us at Salt&Sugar

Located in the heart of Karitane, a beautiful coastal settlement in Otago, we are an old fashioned general store.

We offer fresh products from our local producers and a wide range of basic grocery items for your everyday or your holidays needs. Enjoy our fresh bakery, daily lunch or a pizza from our wood fired oven on weekends.

Fill up your car at our petrol pump, if you’re a local, come and get your mail and if you are just passing through have a look at our souvenirs, artworks from local artists or get some odds and ends for your day at the beach or fishing trip.

Have a cup of our delicious fair trade coffee, sit down, relax and enjoy the lifestyle of beautiful Karitane.

Opening Hours:          Mo-Thurs : 8:30 am – 6 pm, Fri-Sat: 8:30a m – 7 pm,       Su: 9:30 am – 6 pm



We offer you a range of home made products, such as our really yummy baking,, fresh and healthy lunch, wood fired italian style Pizza, dutch style soft serve ice cream and lots of other great goodies.



Selling local produce is is one of our main goals. We serve you with fresh and seasonal vegetables from our local growers,meats from local butchers including  Matanaka Meats and Danny’s butchery, Evandsdale cheese,  flour from Farmers Mill, locally produced honeys, jams, chutneys, German sourdough bread from the Vinbrux bakery, herbal cosmetic products from waikouaiti,local arts and souvenirs. 


Fair Trade

Wherever possible we try to offer you fair trade products from trade aid New Zealand. (www.tradeaid.org.nz) Not only are we convinced to do that, we also believe in the good quality and fair value of their product range. 


Value for Money

We don’ t carry a lot of brands, but we carry a great selection of repacked bulk food. Therefore we can guaranty you the best price,  best quality and fresh products.


Enjoy a fairtrade barista coffee , a piece of homemade cake, healthy lunch or  original wood fired italian style Pizza.

We have got our on license!

You can enjoy your meal with a nice glass of Waitaki valley wine

or a Scotts’ beer.

Have here or take away? 

Enjoy your meal in our store or in the ‘old storage room’, sit outside with the fantastic view on the Karitane surf, or have your meal take away and enjoy it at home or at the beach.

We serve 

Cake Karitane

Cakes & hot drinks 

We love homemade cakes and we love to bake them, so come in and enjoy. The best friend of a yummy cake is a barista quality coffee! We serve all coffee. 

Lunch Karitane Salt and Sugar

Lunch & pizza

Every day LUNCH including healthy, homemade and often vegetarian dishes. Weekends wood fired PIZZA from our brick oven.

Pizza homemade

Home made soft serve ice cream 

It’s called Miekes’Dutch Softijs 100 % home made, all natural ingredients and served with mindblowing homemade chocolate, berry or salted caramel sauce.


What People Are Saying

“Need to come here more often. The foods great!Lovely little country store. Awesome ice-cream. Has everything you need and service friendly  – Ariel Nafitiri

“An old fashioned general store that has everything. The baking is good and made by the owner. Reminds me of the old days” – Brett

“Lovely little country store. Awesome ice-cream. Has everything you need and service friendly  – Helen

Discover Karitane!

Beaches – Hiking – Wildlife – Surfing – Salt&Sugar

There is so much to do! 

Karitane is one of the most beautiful spots at the Otago Coastline. Stunning beaches, surf breaks, views, backcountry, wildlife, history, lovely people, fishing spots and it is close to Dunedin and to the Otago Peninsula.


Golden beaches…

are inviting for many water activities. kayaking in the waikouaiti river, making use of our boat ramp and our small fishing harbour.


Beautiful Walks 

walk along the beaches, the Waikouaiti river and the walkway of the Huriawa Penisula. Enjoy the view from the Puketeraki outlook.


Surf is on in Karitane

Uncrowded beaches with plenty of beach breaks, karitane is described as Dunedin’s big wave spot. A very nice and long right-handed point break that works especially on bigger northeast swells. 



Karitane is a popular holiday destination for a daytrip or for a longer break. Find your bach on airbnb.com, bookabach.co.nz, hollidayhouses.co.nz or have a look at freecamping www.doc.govt.nz, or freedomcamping.org.

Best day trips from Karitane 

– Oamaru with the whitestone historic center, harbour street, scotts brewery and the steampunk mueseum, www.waitakinz.comwww.steampunkoamaru.co.nzwww.scottsbrewing.co.nz

– Otago Peninsula with its unique wildlife and overflowing landscape, Lanarch castle, www.doc.govt.nz, www.otago-penisula.co.nz

– Dunedin the vibrant city with its rich cultural and student living, www.dunedin.govt.co.nz

– Our backcountry with the Otago railway track, middlemarch, gold mine, hwww.otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz/

Orokonui and the mount cargill, Moeraki, penguin, Lighthouse and Fleurs Place

Contact us

Salt and Sugar Karitane loves to hear from you – anything! If you need further information about our product range or even when you would like to know if the Pizza oven is already heated up – call us. You find also a contact formula. So drop us a comment – we love compliments, but we also appreciate criticism very much. If you need to know about the surf in Karitane, we will be your live forecast.

But what we love most is to welcoming you here in Karitane at Salt and Sugar, and help you with anything you need.

Your Salt and Sugar Team

130 Stornoway St, Karitane 9440, New Zealand

+64 3-465 7331
Monday8:30AM -6PM

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