New Zealand's Coolest Coffee Shop
+ Award An Winning Floating Burger Bar



Coffee Afloat is a coffee boat servicing Lake Dunstan and the hugely popular Lake Dunstan Cycle & Walking Trail in Central Otago.


Our floating cafe and burger bar are docked halfway along the trail between the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and Clyde Historic Village, so you can enjoy one of the most remote coffees you’ll ever have, whilst enjoying a day out on this fantastic trail.

You can enjoy barista coffee, cold drinks, ice creams, fresh baking and now burgers, waffles and bacon butties all at the base of the Cairnmuir Ladder.

Read more about our Award Winning Burgers here.

Based in Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand.

Coffee Drip

Grid Coffee's house blend is Columbian based. It's medium bodied and smooth with a rich, fruity flavour and hints of caramel. Yummy!

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The new Lake Dunstan Cycle & Walking Trail links Cromwell and Clyde. Explore otherwise accessible areas along the trail which follows Lake Dunstan.


Our takeaway coffee cups are fully biodegradable - no plastic liners or lids. Our local worm farm makes compost out of your cup once you've finished with it.


We love to support local and use local produce whenever and wherever possible.


NEW! Award Winning Burger Afloat

In September 2021 in conjunction with Eat.Taste.Central, we launched Burger Afloat, sister ship to Coffee Afloat. We were blown away by your support and are thrilled to say we won both the People's Choice & Innovation & Sustainability Judges Award. If you needed another reason to give us a try...there you go!

Come along and try our award winning Venison & Thyme Burger. Check it out - Reviews have been through the roof!

Coffee Afloat and Burger Afloat are located at the base of the Cairnmuir Ladder, 19km from Old Cromwell and 20km from Clyde Historic Precinct.


The closest access point is Cornish Point at 5.5km - approx 30 min to bike and 1 hour to walk each way.

Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail Location