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The Shearers' Quarters

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Business Type: Quirky cafe


The coolest country cafe and giftshop in South Canterbury!

Address: 932 Seadown Rd, Temuka, New Zealand 7973 Christchurch & Canterbury

Phone: view phone+6436159043


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Cafe aficionados can sip their brew of choice on a comfy armchair beside the log fire in the old silo, at a chunky table in the disused shearing shed, on the wide, shady verandah or in a secluded spot in the sunny garden. The Shearers Quarters has a tranquil, uncrowded space with a nostalgic country flavour for every season. 

Our cafe fare is designed and made by our wonderful team of local women, who create tantalising foodstuffs made with whole ingredients -eggs, cream, and butter,  just like our grandmothers used to make.  Our savoury quiches, lasagnes, pies and frittatas are divine, and we pride ourselves in catering for specialty dietary requirements, especially gluten free.

Then there is our sweets selection - with portion size being generous, it took two kids and three adults to conquer a slice of chocolate gateaux, and a piece of the oaty caramel slice.   Old fashioned favourites such as belgium biscuits and afghans, carrot cake, lemon meringue pie, and slices too numerous to mention, will tempt your tastebuds.

Catering for children is our specialty, and we have a fabulous kids menu for them - we are proud to have no deep fryer in our kitchen, so we create great kids platters for "grazing" as we find there is so much for the kids to do, that they like to be able to come and go from the table and the playgrounds.  
We also have toasties, pizza, cheese rolls and wee sausage rolls, along with jelly cups and ice cream surprises to whet their appetites. See below for our birthday parties !

One of our most popular summertime treats is our Shearer's Quarters (SQ) Antipasto Platter in different sizes available depending on the numbers dining.   Breads, crackers, cheeses, pickles, pestos and chutneys, colds meats and dried/fresh seasonal fruits make this a fantastic way to share a meal with friends and family - especially if washed down with a bottle of Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, or some chilled Speights Summits or Phoenix juices - a great way to wile away a summers afternoon.

Hours of work

Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


932 Seadown Rd, Temuka, New Zealand 7973

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