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The Woolshed Cafe

2861 State Highway 1, Sanson 4479, New Zealand
+64 6-329 3295
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“bacon burger” (2 reviews)
“fish pie” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2861 State Highway 1, Sanson 4479, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We called in quite early in the morning, food arrived quickly once someone realized we were there. excellent coffee

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Chris A
Reviewed 25 July 2013

The Woolshed has become a great place to stop and to meet friends for breakfast on a Sunday morning. We enjoy the atmosphere, service and food of the cafe. The differing levels for seating are great and for open plan building it is always warm,...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank mytgra
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Feedback noted and appreciated, Thanks alot, Alan

Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

I called in planning to grab a muffin and juice and go. But saw pumpkin soup on menu and ate in. Just finished yummy soup. Half way through a great berry smoothie and muffin. Very nice lunch thank you. Great menu options for lunch plus...More

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank Gaz75
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Thank you, please come again, Alan

Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

Well priced food that tasted great. The cafe was busy when we stopped by and I can see why. We had a mix of cabinet food and meals off the menu and everyone enjoyed their food.Really good coffee too. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: April 2013
Thank TheRongos
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Thank you for the positive feedback, always welcome! Alan

Reviewed 23 March 2013

Great location when doing a road trip, design and fit out very cool and impeccably clean. Food was good, but please have the option of heating pies or pastry foods in a hot oven not the microwave, at least give customers the option depending on...More

Thank KyleeNZ
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2013

Thank you for the positive feedback! Yes the heating of pastry is a time dilemma for us, for the most part people are in a hurry hence the microwave, occasionally people request the oven which we are always happy to do, all the best, Alan.

Reviewed 20 February 2013

Great food, good service & lovely surrounds. Real sheep are cute too. 🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏🐏

Thank Mintoxx
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2013

Cheers mintox, we hope the rest of your travels go well !

Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite just south of Sanson and were pleased we did. The food was all so fresh and delicious with wonderful flavours! Plenty of space inside and also outside under the sun umbrellas. We only intended to stop for 5 mins but...More

Thank Cyberspiel
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

Thank you very much! Always nice to receive positive feedback!! Alan

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Questions & Answers
20 September 2016|
Response from Alan P | Property representative |
Hi, yes. We have ashtrays on some of the outside tables, anywhere there is no roof is okay for smoking. Thank you Alan.
5 September 2016|
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Response from Alan P | Property representative |
Hi there, not a complete GF menu no, we have GF options on our main menu for around a third of the dishes and try to always have 2 GF options in the cabinet. Thank you for the enquiry and have a nice day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USDΒ 4 - USDΒ 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2861 State Highway 1, Sanson 4479, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Sanson
  • Phone Number: +64 6-329 3295
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