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“Great food, great price, great staff, great atmosphere”
Review of Farm Barn Cafe

Farm Barn Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Fairlie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: 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!
Reviewed May 10, 2012

This is a great place to stop near Fairlie for a coffee and cook or a meal. Great food and really good staff. Run by a husband and wife who are always willing to go the extra mile for the customers. Has a great family feel to the place. You can cosy up next to the roaring fire or sit on the deck overlooking the amazing four peaks. When you have finished you meal, explore the farm barn gift shop and pick up a great bargin.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Emmillee made a great coffee, lovely food too. Views are wonderful, looking down into the valley was fabulous.

Thank anniemnewzealand
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

Not only was the coffee and cake good, there were other things too: A lovely and friendly lady serving us, the outside seating in a garden setting, the views and ...the cute and cuddly cat! :-)

Thank Geertje37
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

This place is a gem!!. We stopped for breakfast fairly early on route to Christchurch from Tekapo. The owner was so friendly and the place is warm and enviting. Everything is well presented and the attentionb to detail was appreciated. The sun streamed in through the windows and the view of the mountains is stunning. Our breakfasts were great. Eggs( bright yellow which indicates free range), excellent dry cured streaky bacon, plenty of fresh toast and very good coffee. The fire was roaring, there are games and books to be enjoyed and quite frankly we would have liked to have spent a few hours just enjoying the atmosphere. The gift shop is well stocked with some of the most unusual gifts and very tasteful choices. Even the little wild cat that visits looks like he would very much like to remain here!! We think we remember correctly that the owner's name is Emma. She is warm, friendly and a great cook.

Thank you for sharing your very special place with us. It was a highlight of our weekend away and nobody should drive past this place without setting aside enough time to enjoy it.

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Reviewed July 19, 2011

For anyone driving from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo (a common tourist route on the South Island), we highly recommend a stop at the Farm Barn Cafe. Great tea/coffee, delicious pastries, wide selection of N.Z.-made wool and opposum clothing, and much more. The owners are friendly and the service is excellent.

1  Thank Beth K
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