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The Shire's Rest™ Cafe

The Shire's Rest™ Cafe offers a tranquil setting for you to relax with a great cup of coffee and a classic country cafe meal. Start your trip in true Kiwi fashion, with home cooked food from our range of delicious meals, snacks and drinks in authentic New Zealand surroundings. We are a fully licensed facility with a great selection of New Zealand beer and cider.

The Shire’s Rest Cafe provides charming views of the rolling farmland and Kaimai Ranges while you enjoy a bite to eat before or after your tour experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy your time in our quaint converted woolshed before you escape into Hobbiton™ Movie Set.

The Shire’s Rest Cafe is open seven days a week, from 9.00am to 3.30pm (extended hours in summer). 

Blackboard & Snack menu available until 2.30pm

Cabinet food available until close. 

The Shire's Rest Cafe Menu

  • Bacon & Eggs on toast $14.00
  • County Breakfast : Bacon, eggs, sausage, creamy mushrooms, sautéed potatoes, grilled tomato served with toast. $21.00
  • Fish and Chips $19.50
  • Lamb Burger and Fries $19.00
  • Vegetarian Burger $18.00
  • Pizza Selection : 3 Cheese, Ham & Pineapple or BBQ Chicken $15.00
  • Toasted Sandwich : Choose up to 3 fillings: Chicken, Ham, Cheese, Pesto, Tomato, Onion, Pineapple $8.00
  • Bowl of Fries : Served with sauce $6.00
  • Side Salad $5.00
  • Selection of hot pies, fresh sandwiches, pastries and sweets available daily from the cabinet.
  • This menu is indicative only and subject to seasonal changes without notice

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