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Farm Barn Cafe

) #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Fairlie #3 of 9 Places to Eat in Fairlie ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, Soups,
4 Mt Michael Road, Fairlie 7987, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8271
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“paninis” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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4 Mt Michael Road, Fairlie 7987, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a restful time to have a meal at the café. The venison and cranberry pie I had was fantastic! The staff is very friendly and are currently improving the outside area.

Thank Reis S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Wow what a delight to stop off here. On a beautiful sunny day the views from the cafe were fantastic. Great selection of food, good coffee and friendly service. Cafe impeccably clean. Wonderful browsing in shop where fair prices are charged. We made two clothing...More

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We've driven past this place a lot on our way Chch - south. We stopped with visiting family in February and I've been back twice more since. Once you realise how great this place is, it's worth factoring into your journey plans. Friendly staff, great...More

Thank Clare M
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Excellent news to hear that you now take the time to stop, in and have made regular stops with us on your travels South :) See you again soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our drive from Christchurch to Queenstown. We just happened upon it and are so glad we did. Such a cosy welcoming place, warm fire lighting, comfortable couches and a beautiful view. The selection of cakes was impressive, all baked in house. We...More

Thank tonerlyj
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

So happy to hear that you had such a lovely time with us! Our lemon cake is definitely our most popular cake and nothing beats coffe and cake in front of the warm inviting fire. Hopefully see you again soon to try more cake.. :)

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe is a cozy little hidden gem in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful views, friendly staff, great ambiance and really good food. The steak pie specially was absolutely delicious!!! Highly recommended if it's own your way or even with a little detour.

Thank Guneet M
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Tekapo. We loved it. It is in such a nice spot amongst the mountains & not far off the path to Tekapo. The food was yummy & reasonably priced & the staff were welcoming & friendly....More

Thank stacey_306
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

We love hearing that you enjoyed your stop with us at our special little cafe surrounded by incredible views :) thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review.

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Came across the Farm Barn Café by chance en-route from Lake Tekapo to Christchurch, the nearest town is Fairlie. We just wanted a coffee and snack. We had excellent coffee and the best blueberry muffins we had in New Zealand. The café has lovely views...More

Thank susan m
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Well i have to say a had a spiffing time !Fantaaaaastic atmosphere, lovely staff, lovely views, lovely food... bloody lovely! Best coffee I've had in a while!

Thank Carinya B
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such positive feedback. Chuffed to bits! Hopefully see you again next time!

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We were driving from Queenstown to Christchurch and stubble across this gem on our way. Everyone is super friendly, the food was good and what a great atmosphere. Stop here if you're driving by!!

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stop. GREAT service. Lovely food. Good coffee. Lovely views and well stocked gift shop. Will stop again. Preferable to Tekapo.

Thank Qualityexpectation
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Brilliant news that you will be stopping with us again! :) thank you and see you next time! And I'm sure on your next stop you will notice even more changes to our outdoor landscaping :)

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Margaret M
Do you cater for lunch groups up to 50? Thanks Marg
2 January 2017|
Response from Ellie M | Property representative |
Nice talking to you yesterday Marg :) Look forward to having you for lunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Mt Michael Road, Fairlie 7987, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Fairlie
  • Phone Number: +64 3-685 8271
  • E-mail
The Farm Barn is a wonderful cafe in the country, surrounded by stunning mountains and farm land. We offer a variety of foods, drinks, baking and light meals including the famous Fairlie Bakehouse Pies and Denheath Custard Squares. Everything is homemade using the best quality ingredients. We also have a great selection of New Zealand made clothing and souvenirs including possum/merino knitwear and much more. Relax in the country atmosphere and enjoy the warmth of our logburner fire in the Winter. We provide a large car parking area. FREE WIFI is also a bonus!
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