Centrally located at Gentle Annie is New Zealand’s only Cafe situated in a once operating milking shed. Situated facing the sea, surrounded by gardens and grassy play areas, eating is enjoyed either outdoors or indoors in a lovingly restored shed with local timbers and a fish pond set amongst ferns. The Cowshed Cafe is open daily from 8.30am-8.30pm during the Summer, and has limited hours throughout the rest of the year.
Delicious coffee and homemade baking, bagels, muesli, fruit toast, made-to-order pizza and salads. All food is lovingly prepared with care in our kitchen. Fresh baking smells intermingle with driftwood smoke to warm the senses and encourage lingering awhile. Enjoy our friendly service, local knowledge and relax.
Pizza bases and toppings are sold separately at the Cafe so you can try cooking your own in the wood-fired Pizza Oven. You are also more than welcome to bring your own pizza bases and ingredients with you. It takes approximately two hours to reach cooking temperature, and you are more than welcome to light it at any time. During Summer, the fire is lit every evening at 5pm. Collecting driftwood from the beach using the wheelbarrow is much appreciated.