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Sopheze Coffee Lounge & Catering has become legendary in Timaru and beyond.

Established in 2004 by Juelaine and Vanessa Keen with the opening of Sopheze Coffee Lounge in Stafford St. Sopheze on the Bay event venue at Caroline Bay three years later, followed by their latest success story – Sopheze Espresso Garden in the Mitre 10 Mega centre.

Two café destinations, each renowned for its mouth-watering culinary delights, friendly staff and exceptional service. Sopheze Coffee Lounge or Sopheze Espresso Garden are perfect destinations, offering a huge range of delectable food to entice every taste bud. Their fully trained baristas serve only the best Vivace brand coffee.

Fantastic food together with fabulous coffee.

Choose from an extensive breakfast menu including favourites eggs Benedict, bacon and eggs, omelettes, and pancakes filled with bacon and bananas, plus special $8 MEGA breakfasts on Sundays.

An unbeatable lunch menu including $5 toasted sandwiches and nachos. A huge range of snacks and meals including burgers, salads, BLT and famous Wedges Xtreme. Freshly baked muffins, gluten free cheese cakes, beautiful slices, paninis and so much more ….

Need a Venue? Hire our historic venue .
Perfect for any event, wedding, special family or corporate occasions, the historic ‘Caroline Bay Tea Rooms’ has been renovated to provide a premium and magical venue.
From small to larger groups, with a fully licensed bar and kitchen facilities this venue is unique, allowing you to literally walk out the door onto Caroline Bay, one of Timaru’s most popular and varied photographic environments.

Catering – we’ll take care of your every need
Servicing the central South Island with an extensive variety of catering options, at your choice of venue. From tasty finger foods to buffet or set menu, Sopheze is the trusted choice for all of your catering needs. With vast, proven experience, talk to us about your requirements, be it a work function, small celebration or large reception.
Welcome to Sopheze – Coffee Lounge – Venue Hire – Catering – we do it all


Jules or Vanessa
03 684 9999

Catering on the Bay

Caroline Bay Tearooms
PO Box 975

Coffee Lounge & Catering

Main Street
190 Stafford St Timaru

Mitre 10 Espresso Garden

Mitre 10 MEGA
23 Bank St, Timaru