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The Woolshed Cafe

2861 State Highway 1, Sanson 4479, New Zealand
+64 6-329 3295
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“egg bene” (2 reviews)
“bacon burger” (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 2 September 2017

It was cold and we were hungry. George enjoyed his corn fritters and eggs but my eggs benedict weren't very well cooked and the hot smoked salmon was cold. However I ate it all as I was too hungry to leave it!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Joan M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had some business in the area so went three times in 10 days. Great coffee. Very good savories and cakes. Excellent service and a co.fortable environment. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Joanna C
Alan P, Manager at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you Joanna, another visit and you would be hired! Thanks alot for the positivity, travel well.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Lots of parking, fast service and plenty of seating. There are also two high chairs and a change room so it's a great, family-friendly option for those with small children. The cabinet and menu food is all made on-site so it's lovely and fresh, and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank SLKrivan
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to visit the woolshed for a while but had, had no luck with the welcome closed sign standing tall! I now realise that i was visiting on tuesday which in winter is a day of rest for the team. My mother...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank allfields
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This cafe is purposefully built to look like a shearing shed. The food and service is wonderful. The Eggs Benedict were the best I have ever had. Spectacular actually. The cabinet food looks great and the I had a Black Forest roulade. So delicious. The...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Karene B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Well made home style cooking with some 'specialty' products you will not find anywhere else. A woolshed style of furniture incorporating floorboards from the old building damaged by fire before it was rebuilt into the woolshed. Nice cosy wood fire in Winter.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 1960WarrenW
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Cheers Warren, all the best, Alan and the Team.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is one of my regulars. Great coffee, incredible range of cabinet food and a good menu. The egg bene are great. The carrot cake is delicious - all items are good. This is great for a coffee/slice, breakfast or lunch - really nice atmosphere...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank kiwikessler
Alan P, Manager at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Love this Customer!

Reviewed 24 June 2017

We've been to the Woolshed many times, but I guess it's time for us to go elsewhere now. Today, for the fourth time in as many recent visits, the coffee was burnt, so it was the usual sigh, chuck in some sugar and get it...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank platonicpoint
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for plenty of parking and tables. Ordered a mocha, which had to ask for another as first I was unable to drink, tasted burnt. I ordered a piece of cake from the front counter, was very excited as it look freshly made. When...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank KerynC21
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a lovely cafe on the outskirts of Shannon that attracts patrons from a wide area. We visited for lunch and I had the corn fritters, and my wife had the bacon and eggs. Both were very enjoyable, and the coffee was excellent. The...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Tenorman41
Alan P, Owner at The Woolshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Haha Shannon, yes people do make that mistake, its Sanson (near to Bulls), thank you all the same. Cheers 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
USD 4 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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