Quarter Acre Cafe Bistro
(1164 Main Highway)
Horowhenua 06-362 6348
- Mon – Wed 9am – 4pm
- Thur – Sat 9am – late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Children's Play Area
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
- Wi-Fi: Free
Quarter Acre Cafe has moved to the premises of Stephan’s Restaurant.
Homemade cakes, muffins, scones, slices, cookies, savouries.
All day breakfasts and lunches from a la carte menu.
Celcius coffee – fair trade and organic.
Specialty Pratty’s Nourishing Teas.
Beautiful garden area including Springfree trampoline.
Large parking area with easy access from State Highway 1.
Just 5 minutes north of Otaki and 10 minutes south of Levin, 1 hour north of Wellington.
Free wifi with purchase.
Now open for dinner Thursday -Saturday nights!
24 Reviews for Quarter Acre Cafe Bistro
Not only did the staff organize, at my request, a diabetic dessert AND a bunch of roses as extra special treats but they did it all with so much enthusiasm.
The voucher was sent straight to my family on time and reports back are that their meal was fantastic! Both ate the fish of the day and loved every bite.
The staff then sung HAPPY BIRTHDAY for my granddad
And they done all of this without even receiving the money first – I had difficulty transferring funds from Australia, and many businesses would take the attitude ‘No money, no love’, but not these wonderful folk!
Which is why I will most definitely be visiting this cafe when I’m over in August, I need to thank the staff personally for making my grandparents day so special. I really appreciate all your efforts! THANK-YOU!! X
If you do get in the front door, you will be greeted with roses that appear to have been gloriously grown with the help of quality blood and bone. (No doubt the blood and bones of past diners that dared to laugh and enjoy their time at this cesspit disguised as a country cafe and bistro.)
Once you have drawn attention to yourself due to making the awful decision to wear jeans on a Sunday and been looked up and down by the staff, you’ll receive death stares for ordering only $27 worth of coffee and snacks while the rest of the clientele were going for duck, Moet, gold-encrusted chicken breast and the like.
I could go on but unfortunately reliving the experience of the owner coming to our table in an aggressive fashion, demanding we tell him what our problem was (which, as it turned out was a wee oopsie where one of our jean-clad party of three had accidentally scolded his crotch by spilling tea all over himself, and we had laughed raucously at him in all his middle-class glory) is giving me nightmares.
I’ll leave the decision to you.
Unfortunately, what occurred next was the most bizarre and frankly horrific experience of my entire life. After ordering coffee and cakes, the staff delivered the food and it was generally pleasant. Then, who we can only imagine is the chef and owner, came out and quite abrasively accused us of surveying his staff through filming them on our phones. This was factually entirely inaccurate and the only inappropriate thing that occurred was my friend spilling some of his tea into his lap and laughing about it. I cannot for the life of me think why this man would come out and accuse paying customers of things he did not witness himself. It was also done in a publicly embarrassing way, and his rough booming voice filled the room to the disruption of other customers.
If that was not enough, we were treated to comments by staff like “they’re losers” and “don’t come back” and “stick to places that are suited to your own type”. They followed us out, and as we left, proceeded to pull the finger and wave us goodbye.
We consider ourselves fairly respectable, decent, honest members of society – one who works in the public service, and two university students in their final years. We have never been treated so badly in our lives for something we still to this moment have no idea what went wrong. It may have been a simple miscommunication which could have been easily rectified by considered comments. Instead, we effectively got treated like second class citizens and had perhaps the worst experience Moreof our lives.
I do not care how good the food was. The service and the treatment was appalling and totally not in keeping with hospitality standards.
A person came to the table whom I assumed was the owner who proceeded to lecture me on what a medium rare steak was supposed to be like!!! I found this rude and him arrogant. I own a very good restaurant and if I served steak like that I’d have complaints all day. I would never EVER speak to customer like that no matter what the problem was.
The rest of the meals were very average for the price. The open chicken sandwich was more like a salad with chicken.
Sorry, but I won’t be back, nor, given the attitude of the person who came to the table, will I be recommending it to anyone else.
A memorable lunch and we will be definitely returning soon.
The wine recommendations complimented each dish and the service was relaxed yet attentive.
The Quarter Acre’s innovative menu will satisfy the most exacting palate and I guarantee you will want to return.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening and our compliments to the chefs, management and staff.
Fantastic, relaxing setting, cosy on cold days and great oudoor setting when sunny.
Have had both blackboard and cabinet food and both are tasty. Only suggestion would be some more panini or filled rolls as sometimes the cabinets can be low, and if you dont want to pay more for the menu food you can feel a bit stuck.
It’s a shame they are not open for dinner as I think that is what we need around here.