Welcome to The General

Established in 2017, we’re an award-winning Mt Maunganui eatery that proudly serves up goodness from scratch daily. No matter where you’re from, no matter what you’re up to – you’re always welcome at The General.

We use the freshest local produce, bake our bread daily and cater to all. Join us for a great coffee, a quick bite to eat from our cabinet, an icy cold refreshment, or a full feast from our amazing menu.

At The General, it’s always easy.

Enjoy poached eggs at The General cafe
Enjoy poached eggs at The General cafe

Did You Know…?

The General is available for private functions! From corporate events to birthdays, we’ve got a unique, open and airy space that’s situated in the heart of Mt Maunganui. From set menus to delicious canapes, no matter the occasion – we’ll take care of you and your guests!

Fully Licensed

Craving an ice-cold beer, wine or cocktail? We’ve got you sorted with a range of local, national and international beers and wines plus a cocktail menu to please all!

Fresh In-house

We only use the best: fresh, sustainable, free-range and organic where possible. From daily baked bread, cakes and slices to locally sourced produce and house made relishes – taste the difference in every bite!

Functions & Catering

Did you know that we can also curate a catering menu for your special event? You can even host it at The General! Our catering options are endless – no matter the occasion, we’ve got the food and space for you!

Family Owned & Operated

At The General, it’s a family vibe. We’re a passionate team of locals that are all about making sure that our guests have a good time.

Mt Maunganui Eatery - Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Our coffee

At The General, every coffee you purchase gives a little to The Sheldrick Trust in Kenya.

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Coming soon, we’ll be offering a recurring subscription – get The General freshly roasted blend delivered to your door!

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