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Farm Barn Cafe

4 Mt Michael Road, Fairlie 7987, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8271
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 October 20, 2017

We happened upon the Farm Barn Cafe at lunchtime as we were driving on the road through Fairly. It looked like just the sort of place that would serve a good lunch to travelers in need of a stop. Its location is perfect too. Easy...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Next to the Fairlie Valley Overlook, this cafe has lovely gift shop items and delicious food. Our table of 6 had plenty of room and lots of laughs. Just be careful going in and out of the road because it's in a precarious spot on...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here after stopping to take photos from their hilltop perch. Pleasant inside with outdoor tables as well for warm days. We ordered the bacon and cheese pie and the salmon quiche, special of the day. Think the pie was the better choice....More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in this morning for a bite to eat and a coffee. Staff were wonderful and cheerful. Prompt in taking our order and the service couldn't be faulted. We had nachos and they were amazing! We would definitely stop here again, the place is...More

Thank Lauren92f
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We ordered a toasted sandwich each ..Bacon n Egg was not an option ( $7 for 2 fillings) we opted for B ñ E toastie, with not being told will be extra so $10 each..the bread was really nice brown n grainy..the coffee was nice,...More

Thank angelinewelch46
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch. Gourmet pork & apple pie with crackling was good and great salad as well. Good views, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, clean & tidy. Food was good value for the quality of it, can't ask for much more!

Thank Rob M
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you for lovely review. So happy to hear that stopped and that you had a nice time at our cafe :)

Reviewed August 17, 2017

Amazing food, fantastic gift shop and friendly staff topped off with great views! Definitely recommend stopping in here!

Thank Katie T
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Thank you for stopping in with us! :) We are very lucky to have such breathtaking views to complement our tasty treats. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Not at all busy when i went. Great selection of food but staff need a lesson in P.R. skills. Delivered food and drink without a smile or word spoken. They didn't speak with each other working out the back in the kitchen nor did they...More

Thank dibbydoo
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit. We strive to give our customers an enjoyable experience while with us and to greet when entering and leaving the cafe, as this is one of our main priorities. We were very disappointed to hear that your...More

Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We popped into this cafe on our way from Christcurch to Queenstown. Its location about 40 minutes before tekapo lake. Not only selling food and drinks, this cafe also sells souvenirs which are mostly wool / fleece products. The number one of this cafe is...More

Thank yurista d
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Be sure to stop here this place has amazing views out over the country side. The a welcoming fire going we certainly enjoyed out stop here. The staff were so friendly and the food was excellent, coffee was good too. We weren't too hungry but...More

Thank Sandy R
Ellie M, Manager at Farm Barn Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thank you for making the stop with us! :) So happy to hear that you loved our cosy fire place area complemented by the beautiful snow capped mountains at the moment! Enjoy the rest of your travels and hopefully we see you again! :)

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Margaret M
January 2, 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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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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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