Karl Horwarth & Elisa Leach
Fools of Desire


Fools of Desire (F.O.D) is an exciting and vibrant licensed café located in the heart of Rangiora. 
We are a local and family owned business with a focus on sourcing local and seasonal produce.


We are very passionate about supporting the Rangiora community, as well as rural Canterbury farmers, and want the best local, fresh produce – we also have our own Cafe garden.

The Café is partly solar powered (we have solar panels on the roof), runs only LED lighting, aims to be zero waste, and has a live beehive inside the café - providing both an organic and sustainable edge. We have opened in the newly developed Conway Lane, opposite the Farmers building, and have a very modern, eclectic and funky décor. 

Elisa, Karl and the team at Fools of Desire!