Photographer: Alex Johnson @ Alex Johnson Films

Photographer: Alex Johnson @ Alex Johnson Films

The Oatery story

As my sister often tells people, I have always had a strange affinity with porridge. Throughout university, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and still look forward to it for my next meal. To me, porridge is a blank canvas that hasn’t been entirely explored yet which I guess is part of the appeal - you can get weird and creative with it, but it will still be comforting no matter the topping.

The idea sparked when I was traveling through Europe and a friend took me to a porridge café. I remember having that ‘aha’ moment and knew straight away I wanted to bring the concept back to New Zealand.

So here we are, two years on from that visit, having started The Oatery.

The Oatery follows the ethos that people shouldn't have to choose between nutrition vs flavour, which is why our menu is driven by the seasons and all of our products are refined sugar free, plant based and vegan friendly.

We’ve recently grown some wheels, so come and find us rolling around town to try our latest and greatest.