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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
  • PANINI : a roasted vegetable medley with garlic aioli, feta cheese and basil pesto on a toasted panini sandwich $8.50
  • SNACK BOWL : wontons, samosa and spring rolls with chilli sauce and aioli $10.50
  • ELEVENSIES : sliced ham, tasty cheese, fruit and breads with farm-style pickle $11.00

All Day Menu

  • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST : muesli, fruit, yoghurt and toast with spreads $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 $16.50
  • SECOND BREAKFAST : streaky bacon, eggs, saute potatoes, mushrooms, sausages, grilled tomato and toast $19.50
  • CREAMY MUSHROOMS : button mushrooms, chorizo sausage & spinach in a balsamic mustard cream sauce $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 fillets of gurnard with fries & garden salad $17.00
  • OPEN CHICKEN SANDWICH : grilled chicken and brie with salad, green tomato relish and garlic ciabatta $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 $17.00
  • ROAST VEGETABLE & CHORIZO SALAD : warm vegetable medley, chorizo, feta and rocket, dressed with a sundried tomato aioli $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 Tea, Peppermint, Summer Fruits or Detox) $3.50
  • Takeaway 50c
  • Decaf 80c
  • Coffee shot 80c
  • Soy Milk 80c
  • Almond Milk 80c
  • Caramel shot 80c
  • Hazelnut shot 80c
  • Vanilla shot 80c

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