About Us

Coco's Cantina is a simple, neighbourhood restaurant serving homestyle, Mediterranean-inspired food on Karangahape Road. Opened in 2009 by sisters Renee and Damaris Coulter, who grew up within the hospitality industry, Coco’s is now an institution in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Coco's food is seasonal, rustic, and made from quality ingredients and locally sourced produce.

You will find Renee on the floor, alongside the best hospo team in town. Damaris has gone on to create The Realness, an amazing website that helps people find independant, unique businesses like Coco's anywhere on the planet.

Our co-owner and head chef Emile has decades of experience in Sydney, Australia and Tāmaki Makaurau. He’s a longtime friend of the Coco’s whānau and Italian food is his jam, so he has been the perfect addition to our team.