Enjoy a delicious meal in our relaxing country setting.

A place where laughing out loud with friends and sampling chef-driven fare go hand-in-hand.

Experience your favourite comfort classics relaxing in our stunning country environment. After your delicious meal you can browse our new Interior Design Hub.

Housed in a local heritage site, Harlau House Café is a popular destination for great food and drinks served by friendly staff in a gorgeous setting. With a wide selection of delectable cabinet food including slices, cakes and quiches, alongside a full kitchen menu featuring locally sourced product, fresh salads, and delicious sauces. There's something for everyone at Harlau. We cater to all, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, a kid's menu, fabulous coffee and a fully licensed bar.


Open 7 Days 9am - 4pm
Please note; We are not open on public holidays, we like to give our hard working staff a break.


Harlau House Café lovingly crafts regional dishes made from scratch using local and seasonal ingredients. Book your table, relax and let us take care of the rest.

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Explore Our Venue

Harlau House Café is a picturesque venue located in the countryside just 5 minutes from Timaru. Combined with Maree Hynes Interiors new design hub Harlau is a must do destination.

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From full venue hire to intimate group settings, our events team can craft an unforgettable experience for any occasion. Call our team for a complimentary consultation, and we’ll curate the ideal event for you.

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Maree Hynes Interiors

Award winning Interior Designer Maree Hynes has a 400 Meter square design hub on site.  Enjoy a lovely morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea and the browse the stunning interiors shop.

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Harlau House

Harlau House was designed in the late nineteenth century by a French architect, Maurice de'Vale and built by Edward George Kerr, an early owner of the Timaru Herald.