The Catalina Café may seem to you as a typical local café, but the neighbourhood building holds a lot of significant, interesting and memorable Hobsonville Point history. In 1938, the building was specially built for the Hobsonville Point Air Base during WW2. When the building appeared, it was used for avionic repairs, administration, function planning and an R.N.Z.A.F (Royal New Zealand Air Force) signals and communication centre.
Recently in 2011, the building was refurbished and converted into the now popular Hobsonville Point Café. The name ‘Catalina’ was inspired by a group of seaplanes used during the operation of Hobsonville Point Air Force.
If you have time, we highly recommended this fantastic café, open from 7am-4pm.