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Shearers Quarters

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
+64 3-615 9043
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“mini golf” (12 reviews)
“food options” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even on a cold rainy day Shearers Quarters was a fun family experience. Greeted with a warm log fire & very friendly service from our host Carl we were all delighted. The kids immediately found the great play area whilst we relaxed with a couple...More

1  Thank Fiasco88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Shearers big breakfast. Was absolutely amazing. Finally found a place that actually puts flavour in their milkshakes!!! Will definitely become a regular stop for me!

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These somewhat quaint premises are worth the short detour off SH1 for good food (cabinet and menu board). Next time (I'm sure to be back) I'll allow extra time to explore the surrounds. Happy and helpful service. Thanks for the experience.

1  Thank Ezra710
Katrina B, Owner at Shearers Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for that,and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We expected so much more when we came. Some of the animals were in shocking condition - the rabbits water bottle was completely empty and it was chewing madly on the wire trying to get out of its cage, so we filled it and it...More

Thank sshattock
Katrina B, Owner at Shearers Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our animals . We totally dispute your review ,the animals are our main concern and there welfare is paramount to us. A young lady informed us the guinea pigs may of ran out of water,this is checked...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stopped in here during a recent holiday as we were told it is a great place for a coffee....well, after placing our order for two large americano coffees with hot milk on the side (this had to be repeated three times as the lady...More

Thank Karen S
Katrina B, Owner at Shearers Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Thanks for leaving a note ,as this gives me a chance to upskill and train our team better. the lady who served you was new but that is no excuse . we hope you will try us again in the future. regards carl

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Our group visited late afternoon and enjoyed teas, coffees and cakes. The food is excellent and great coffees. Great range of gluten free. The setting is amazing. Service was very friendly. Behind the cafe is a small collection of animals and there is mini golf....More

1  Thank kaweraukid
Katrina B, Owner at Shearers Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

thank you so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again one day

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal sitting outside in the sun. Then we went to feed the animals. Lots of menu options & cabinet food to choose from. Large blackboard of drinks options too. Would return & RECOMMEND.More

Thank sherbsfamily
Katrina B, Owner at Shearers Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi Thanks so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your time. We are working hard to get this to be THE place to be for animals,mini golf (which you will have to try next time) and great food.There many more things...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

We had a great lunch for 4. Afterwards went out with some feed supplied by the owner to the touch farm out the back and fed the animals including a couple of Emus and alpacas. There is an 18 hole mini putting course. Inside is...More

Thank Peter C
Katrina B, Owner at Shearers Quarters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you so much and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to catching up with you again some day. cheers Carl

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Not worth the drive, no atmosphere inside at all, our food was delivered to us with absolutely no enthusiasm, while eating what was a very basic lunch (could do better myself at home) we also had to listen to a staff member going crook at...More

Thank suzie a
Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the better selections of Gluten Free in the area...both sweet and savory and both equally as delicious. The place was very clean and tidy and the staff friendly. My mocha was pretty good too. A great place to come chat just for a...More

1  Thank Liza L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 932 Seadown Road, Timaru 7973, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-615 9043
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Open all year round. The Shearers Quarters is cosy and warm during winter and fresh, light and sunny during the summer season. This country cafe has evolved into one of South Canterbury's leading family destinations. Have a round of mini golf, say hello to the farm animals & enjoy the great food & coffee.
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