OUR STORY

- FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 2015 -

The Farm Barn Cafe is a family operated business, with Ellie and Jan; the iconic Mother and Daughter duo behind it all. 

Sitting at the top of Mount Michael, the cafe overlooks the beautiful MacKenzie District and provides endless views for its patrons. A truly unique cafe, with a warm inviting atmosphere, it bodes itself well as your local hotspot. 

ABOUT THE FARM BARN CAFE

We make it all - having total control over the process and production of our food and drink;  from homemade yoghurt, relishes, jams, fruit purée to the dressing for salads, we like to make those final touches to our homely menu. 

We also sell the fabulous Fairlie Bakehouse pies from our friends down the road to curb those cravings you have mid-road trip. 

The farm animals provide so much entertainment while at the cafe. You can hand feed our farmyard animals and of course, they provide great photo opportunities. There is something unique about being able to hand feed and pet Daisy, our super gorgeous deer.

The shop stocks numerous handpicked products - whether it be a gift for Grandad, a keepsake of New Zealand or something to keep the children entertained, we've got you covered.

THE GAL BEHIND IT ALL

This is Ellie, and she is the creative mind behind the cafe. Ellie's new take on the place was simple; to serve beautifully delicious, honest, homemade food and coffee using quality affordable, and local ingredients.

You'll see Ellie's bubbly face, and caffeinated mind bustling behind the counter and serving up the best coffee in the district.  

Ellie strives to work against the grain and ensure that this is not your typical tourist gift shop. When you walk in, you'll feel right at home and know that you're surrounded by the best-handpicked products and ingredients that New Zealand has to offer.