The Woolshed Cafe is owned by Alan and Frances who bought the property in 2011. After farming in the Hawkes Bay for many years we decided to return home to Manawatu and try our hand at something new. We bought the Old Manor which had caught on fire in 2009 but soon sadly realized that the beautiful old building was too damaged to restore. On our trips home from Hawkes Bay we often passed an iconic black woolshed (on State Highway 50) we admired so much and that became the inspiration for the new cafe.
Demolition of the Old Manor started in the summer of 2011, it was a slow process as we sought to re-cycle as much of the old building as possible and all the wooden floors, doors and tables in the new cafe have all been crafted from the re-cycled timber. The building of the Woolshed Cafe started at the end of March and was completed in September 2012.
The Woolshed Cafe offers a relaxing spacious eating experience with friendly service. The different areas in the cafe enable us to cater for groups of different sizes and needs without compromise. So whether you are wanting to get out into the countryside for a relaxing breakfast or lunch, traveling past on your way somewhere else and need a breather or are planning a private function, the Woolshed Cafe is the place to go.