Hapī was founded by homeopath Gretta Carney and herbalist Fleur du Fresne in December 2015 with the intention of putting their health practices to work within the context of kai. Both Gretta and Fleur had extensive experience working with food in cafe and catering environments. The business operated from Napier's historic takeaway bar at 89 Hastings Street until the lockdowns of 2020 when we moved into the bigger site adjoining the Chantal Shop. During this time Hapī has grown from a staff of 4 to employ up to 16 people and everything we have achieved has been through the hard work of our team and the support of our whānau and wider community.
Hapi Ora | Clean Kai
Health & Wellbeing Specialists
He kai he rongoā, he rongoā he kai. Hapi is a way of living that celebrates diversity in eating styles and we believe everything you eat should taste and feel delicious. We are a wāhine (women) driven business that works hard to support our whānau, our community and our whenua.
We grow our own fresh vegetables in a certified organic market garden on the edge of Napier.
Where we offer training, wānanga, mentorship & pastoral care & to our team.
HBCC Excellence in Sustainability 2021 & RA Outstanding Cafe of the Year 2018...
We are 100% committed to organics and promoting Kai Ātua, healing kai free-from contamination.
Gretta Carney has dedicated over 20 years to the organic sector and is passionate about healthy kai.
We opened our doors in 2015 with a vision to provide healthy kai for our community and haven't looked back since!
Articles written by us and articles written about us...
We buy in bulk, we compost our waste and we make all our own drinks and reuse the glassware!
We sell fresh vegetables, vegan cheeses, paleo-bread & ferments at our local farmers market every Sunday.
Te Matatini, F.A.W.C.!, festivals, concerts, cocktail parties, art openings, weddings & wānanga, we LOVE it all.