Artisan Kitchen now offers a dining experience in Caroline's Barn on the same property as her Design and desire boutique gift shop in the Manawatu.


The Artisan Kitchen team delivers premium dining in the semi-rural Aokautere, a hidden gem 2k before the Pahiatua track turn off coming from Ashhurst at 613 Fitzherbert East Road. 

Chef Mark Harman leads the Artisan Kitchen crew, currently open Friday to Sundays, with cooked brunch available weekends 10-2pm, serving barista made Ebony coffee and delicious cabinet food Fridays 10-2pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-3pm.

The cafe is well suited to family and business dining requirements, from an intimate dinner for two to large company get-togethers and everything in between.

The barn offers a unique country atmosphere and comfortably seats large groups, on a sunny day or warm summers evening the outside dinning area provides a pleasant environment to enjoy your dining experience.

Bookings welcome for groups, also private dining options available, as well as corporate functions and family celebrations.