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Red Barn Cafe and Animal Park

€€ - €€€Cafe, Healthy,
State Hwy 6, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9400
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible16%
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“hot chips” (2 reviews)
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09:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
State Hwy 6, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit bored with same same of Murchison; called in here for first time as heard it had changed and had new owners. Very friendly people, nice surroundings, good food and drinks. What else would you want? Didn't get to tour the animal farm as it...More

1  Thank Alan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a pit stop here to for food and to get refreshed as we made our way across the country. WOW. The food was amazing. The owners/workers here were amazing. They made sure our food came out fast and hot, and double checked to...More

1  Thank Thy N
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent selection of food including vegan which suited the vegan in our family. Very nice outdoor seating in the newly renovated el fresco with stunning mountain views. Food was delicious. Hosts were welcoming and knowledgable about the area. The animal farm has to be the...More

1  Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee on the way back to the coast. Love the new look and food. Greeted with big smiles . Can’t wait to take my grandchildren back and walk around the animals. Well done on your new venture. Coffee was great too thanks.

1  Thank Jude H
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

What a find for a coffee stop after leaving Kaiteriteri. Very friendly staff with a huge smile. Makes me feel proud the see kiwi hospitality well done. Lovely setting with mountain views. Perfect espresso coffee. Thanks

2  Thank 52Diane
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing! Burgers, scones, curry, pies, nachos. All fabulous. Coffee was great too. Toilets impeccably clean. Staff very friendly. Animal Park so fun for the kids and the swings were a bonus to break our trip. Thank you! Recommended!!

1  Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Immaculately clean. Outstanding customer service. Brilliant home made food. Delicious coffee. Awesome place for kids to let off steam outside with the farm animals! This cafe has recently changed ownership. We had been here before, and were disappointed with service and food options/quality. We had...More

2  Thank JudithC007
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

There isn't much South of Nelson (on the road to Greymouth) early in the morning. Stopped by the Red Barn Cafe on State Hwy 6 and ordered what turned out to be a very satisfying plate of bacon and eggs. It was pretty chilly outside...More

1  Thank johobu
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Was tired of the unfriendly gobble and go so decided to give this one a go. It was the best plan. The girls were friendly and chatty and the food homemade and yummy. It was a cold day and the fire was on warming the...More

1  Thank Gramimis
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch when travelling. The cabinet food we had exceeded our expectations and the coffee was great. They were very busy but we were served within 10 minutes.

1  Thank kjb1967
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Hwy 6, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9400
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Red Barn Cafe and Animal Park is a fun and relaxing corner of the South Island situated on the banks of the mighty Buller River and the gateway to the Kahurangi National Park. You can enjoy delicious housemade food, amazing 'Sublime' Coffee, beautiful silk bag Temple teas, hang out with our animals or just sit and relax while the kids burn off some steam in our cool playground. Awe inspiring views, art garden, peace or full on active fun there's something for everyone. We cater to vegan, vegetarian, GF, DF, Paleo and Raw eaters. Grab a housemade smoothie full of goodness and flavor, a full meal made with love or just a snack. We enjoy providing great food and beverage and good times. Call in, we'd love to be part of your day.
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