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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 meal. Start your trip in true Kiwi fashion, with home cooked food from our wide range of delicious meals, snacks and drinks in authentic New Zealand surroundings. We are a fully licenced facility with a great selection of New Zealand beer and cider.

The Shire’s Rest Cafe provides fantastic views of the charming farmland and Kaimai Ranges while you indulge in one of our delectable treats. 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 8.00am to 4.00pm (extended hours in summer). 

Blackboard & Snack menu available until 3pm

Cabinet food available until close

The Shire's Rest™ Cafe



  • FRIES : with aioli and tomato sauce $6.50
  • KID'S PLATTER : chicken nuggets, fries, raisins, ham and cheese $7.50
  • AMERICAN HOTDOG & FRIES : american hotdog with tomato sauce, mustard and cheese, served with fries $7.50
  • VEGETARIAN PANINI : a roasted vegetable medley with garlic aioli, feta cheese and basil pesto on a toasted panini sandwich (v) $8.50
  • SNACK BOWL : wontons, samosa and spring rolls with chilli sauce (DF or V on request) $10.50
  • ELEVENSIES : sliced ham, cheese, fruit, breads and farm-style pickle (GF on request) $11.00

All Day Menu

  • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST : muesli, fruit, yoghurt and toast with spreads (v) (ef) $11.00
  • B.L.T & FRIES : bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted ciabatta served with fries $15.50
  • EGGS BENEDICT : poached eggs, bacon and spinach on toasted ciabatta with hollandaise sauce (GF or V on request) $16.50
  • SECOND BREAKFAST : streaky bacon, eggs, saute potatoes, mushrooms, sausages, grilled tomato and toast (GF, DF or V on request) $19.50
  • CREAMY MUSHROOMS : button mushrooms, chorizo sausage & spinach in a balsamic mustard cream sauce (GF or V on request) $17.00
  • LAMB BURGER : NZ lamb pattie, salad greens and tomato with farm-style pickle, aioli and fries $18.00
  • BACON & EGGS : streaky bacon, eggs and toast $13.00
  • BATTERED FISH : battered fish fillets with fries, garden salad & tartare sauce $17.00
  • OPEN CHICKEN SANDWICH : grilled chicken and brie with salad, aioli and garlic ciabatta (GF, DF or V on request) $17.50
  • BEEF & BACON BURGER : NZ beef pattie, streaky bacon and a chipotle relish with salad greens and fries $18.50
  • THAI BEEF SALAD : grilled strips of beef, salad greens, crispy noodles and cashews with a hot and sour dressing (GF, DF, V or VE on request) $17.00
  • ROAST VEGETABLE & CHORIZO SALAD : warm vegetable medley, chorizo, feta and rocket, dressed with a sundried tomato aioli (GF, DF or V on request) $15.50

Hot Drinks

  • Flat White Regular $4.00 Large $4.60
  • Cappuccino Regular $4.00 Large $4.60
  • Mochaccino Regular $4.50 Large $5.10
  • Hot Chocolate Regular $4.00 Large $4.60
  • Latte $4.60
  • Chai Latte $4.60
  • Long Black $3.50
  • Short Black $3.50
  • Americano $3.60
  • Machiato $4.00
  • Fluffy $2.00
  • Hot Milk $3.00
  • Tea (English breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Peppermint, Summer Fruits, Chamomile, Sencha Green, Lime Green or Detox) $3.50
  • Takeaway 50c
  • Decaf 80c
  • Coffee shot 80c
  • Soy Milk 80c
  • Almond Milk 80c
  • Coconut Milk 80c
  • Caramel shot 80c
  • Hazelnut shot 80c
  • Vanilla shot 80c
  • Some items can be made GF (gluten free), DF (dairy free), EF (egg free), V (vegetarian), or VE (vegan) on request.
  • Please note, while we offer Gluten Free menu options, we are not a gluten free kitchen. Cross-contamination could occur and we are unable to guarantee that any item can be completely free of allergens.

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