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Karen has owned 6 cafes in the last 20 years - 5 of them in Western Australia. as a chef overseas for 7 years, with only one goal when leaving there to finally relocate to be with her husband, and that was to do it all over again with a lovely local neighbourhood cafe on beautiful Waiheke Island. 

Bisou opened in 2020, with a complete new fitout transforming the previous sandwich bar to a white vibrant space.

 began catering a year or two later, our first (and still a regular client) Les Mills International. This was the start and word spread fast... Now catroux is a cafe as well as a busy caterer.


Jane was the driving force behind Frenchot on Waiheke Island, an extremely popular French style restaurant, that was also located in Surfdale Village.   After a two year hiatus, and many requests from locals to bring back their favourite dishes, she is back and up and running again completing this wonderful creative partnership. 

Jane Rayswan

Queen of the galette and running our busy kitchen team.

Loves a white wine, a good laugh, and spending days off at any beach but in particular - Pakiri.

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Karen Hughie-Williams

Front of house extraordinaire, creator of the wonderful Bisou online hampers.

Loves a G&T, the lemon and sugar crepes, pilates and a sleep in.

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4 Miami Avenue, Surfdale, Waiheke Island

+64 21 055 6808 / +64 21 644 577


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