Challenge Arthurs Pass Store and Cafe

85 West Coast Road, Arthurs Pass

03 318 9235

Opening Hours

Mon-Sun  8am-5pm
After hours call out available for a fee


Food and Drinks


91 Petrol

About Us

Owned by Ross and Alison Ruddenklau, the Arthurs Pass Cafe and Store offer hot and cold drinks, cabinets of freshly baked pies and savouries, fresh sandwiches, breakfast, lunch and home baking.

In their facility as the village store they have a good range of groceries and frozen and chilled goods, and they also have an on and off licence. They also have phone top-ups, The Press newspaper, WiFi, Internet, souvenirs, postcards, Hummingbird Espresso, milkshakes, ice creams and of course, petrol and diesel.

They employ locals and international backpackers who want to make the most of the area.

Come and meet the friendly crew – there's lots of seating inside, and more outside that is frequented by the local Keas.

Arthur's Pass has an approximate population of 30 people. Arthurs Pass has a range of accommodation for tourists and tampers, from a very comfortable backpackers and YHA, to fully self-contained motels. The area is serviced by two shuttle services and of course the world famous Tranz Alpine Express

There's something for every walker in Arthur's Pass - from short 30 minute strolls through beech forest suitable for families, to a strenuous climb to the summit of a mountain with panoramic views for those with experience seeking a challenge. In winter there is easy access to six local ski fields.

Arthur's Pass Café and Store is proud to sponsor the Arthur's Pass Wildlife Trust – a programme to monitor and protect over 30 Kiwi resident in the area.