Quarter Acre Cafe is your destination cafe restaurant on State Highway 1 in Manakau (5 minutes north of Otaki). We offer homemade baking, a full lunch menu, daily specials and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 5.30pm til late. We also have a great selection of cabinet food – including our sought-after triple layer Carrot Cake.


Choose from either indoor cafe seating (with wood burning fire during the colder months) or relax peacefully overlooking our beautiful garden. 


Whether you’re passing through on State Highway 1 or a local looking for a great time and excellent food, we aim to go the extra mile to give you the best cafe experience! We offer easy access from State highway 1, with a big roomy car park. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Our opening hours are as follows:

We are currently closed to take a break.

Reservations are recommended during our busy lunchtimes, especially on weekends. Reservations are essential for larger groups (6 or more).


We believe in being thoughtful consumers. Sustainability and looking after our environment is a key part of our philosophy, we recycle and compost our waste. We also have a BYO takeaway coffee cup policy. We use the best local fresh seasonal produce sourced from our own market gardens just up the road at Manakau Market, capitalising on our location in Horowhenua, New Zealand’s ’food basket’. 


We provide FREE wifi to all of our customers. Looking for a quiet place to get some work done?


At Quarter Acre Cafe we use premium locally sourced coffee from Kapiti Coffee Company and the delicious range of Teas from Harney and Sons.


Let your kids runs free on the lawn and bounce on our Springfree trampoline.