You could say the original Spruce Goose was a flight of fancy, a big, bold idea but probably not the most practical. But what we really love about our namesake is the fearless spirit, the attitude that we do things because we can. And so the Spruce Goose was born – a place where you sit back, relax and dream big with great food and a fine beverage in hand.

Our Story

Established December 2013 SPRUCE GOOSE in Lyall Bay is truly a special place.  The Spruce started life at Wellington airport as the original NAC domestic terminal and then became the home of the Wellington Aero Club for over 50 years.

After much negotiation and discussion between Wellington Airport and entrepreneur Nick Mills “SPRUCE GOOSE” the café was created.

Situated at the gateway to Wellington Airport which of course for those plane spotters it’s a premium spot to view the runway, along with the most amazing water views there’s no better place to sit and gaze than at SPRUCE GOOSE.