Milligans Cafe

Come in , relax and enjoy yourself at Milligans Café & Store

Milligans Café & Store has a dedicated and friendly team who provide great service combined with scrumptious food and a wonderful selection of drinks including quality barista made coffees.

Located in a tastefully renovated historical building, a hop, step and jump along from the Oamaru Gardens on Chelmer Street, Milligans Cafe and Store provides wonderful indoor/outdoor seating, a children’s playground and customer car park.

Our Services

We offer a full range of delicious café food, as well as wine and soft-drinks. Our coffee is specially blended and roasted to our specification.

Dishes are freshly prepared on the premises to eat in or takeaway, as well as hot and cold drinks and our ever popular “Frosty Boy” shakes and sundaes.

We endeavour to use organic produce from local suppliers whenever we can and adjust our menu to reflect seasonal changes while still retaining customer favourites.

The Café and Store is stocked with Milligans hard cheeses (at the best prices), Granny Faye’s mixes and sauces,  as well as gourmet teas and our blend of coffee beans.

Milligans Café caters private functions by arrangement.

Our heritage

The building that now houses Milligans Cafe & Store was built by local aerated water and cordial producer Mr F. Chase for his son Frederick and daughter-in-law, Anne, in 1910/11. As the residence was built in the year of King George V’s coronation it was named “Koroneihana”, the Maori word for ‘coronation’. Interestingly the Chase family had a similar house built in Pitt Street, Dunedin.

Many people, with many tales, have lived in this historic house over the years until Milligans Food Group purchased it in 2011 and restored it to its present state.

Our location

Milligans Café and Store

2, Chelmer Street,

Oamaru 9400

Behind the Oamaru Public Gardens, off State Highway One

Open 10am to 4.00pm

Monday to Friday

(Closed Weekends and Public Holidays)

Telephone 03 434 1113


For more information contact Milligans today.