14 years ago we bought The Black Stump Cafe which was situated in a former seed and grain store. We set about revamping the venue and whilst the building had great character, it was always very difficult to keep clean and warm. .....and so we made the decision 8 years ago to strip out the original ANZ Bank building at 106 Main Street, and to build on to create a formal dining area and a commercial catering kitchen.
We felt that there were enough watering-holes in Pahiatua but that a modern, nicely appointed cafe and separate formal
restaurant that could cater intimate dinners or formal occasions, was needed far more and so the revamp took place over a six month period. The result, a lovely warm, welcoming daytime/evening cafe and a formal restaurant with it's own a la carte menu.
8 years down the track and we are still working constantly to make our cafe & restaurant appealing to the wider community whilst endeavoring to capture the passing trade.
Four years ago we added a pizza oven to our kitchen which enables us to produce gourmet pizzas which can either be ordered in the cafe, or taken home as a takeaway meal.
Many people order takeaway meals from both our Cafe menu and Restaurant menu and we are only too happy to offer everything on our menus as takeaway options.
We change our menus twice a year and our specials board offers a constantly changing variety of meals for our regular diners.
The Green Tree @ The Black Stump
The latest addition to our business is our new healthy options menu comprising salads, smoothies & juices. In keeping with city trends towards healthier food options, we introduced these additions to our menu in February 2015 and they are proving to be a huge success. Check out the menus on this website.
Catering is also a large part of our business. We offer a variety of options for weddings and other celebrations. We offer our premises for exclusve use for weddings and other occasions and also out-cater. We have catered over 30 weddings, some at The Black Stump Cafe & Harrows Restaurant but many in local halls, marquees on farms or reserves, outside in gardens......you name it, we can cater there.