Why Butler's ?

Our licensed café serves mouth watering berry-inspired food, fresh fruit ice-cream sundaes and smoothies to die for. You can smell, taste and buy the jams and chutneys that are all made on site. In season have family fun by picking your own berries to take home.



Our Products

You can smell, taste and buy the jams and chutneys made on site. All made fresh from our farm grown Strawberries, Raspberries, Karaka Blackberries, Red & Blackcurrants and Gooseberries.



In season, have family fun by picking your own berries to take home. If the strawberries are divine, just wait to you taste the raspberries, Karaka Blackberries, red & black currants and gooseberries!

Butler's Berries


Our licensed café serves seasonal mouth watering berry-inspired food, fresh fruit ice-cream sundaes and smoothies to die for. All food is prepared and baked on the premises daily.
Open 7 days

Butler's Berries


Stay awhile!
Butlers backpacker accommodation has 2 self contained units open to all, including a TV lounge and library. Close to main road and cycleways.
Book Now 03 689 5849


About Us

Easily found on SH1 just South of Timaru, the wagon load of huge Strawberries at the entrance is a pretty clear message you’ve arrived at the iconic Butlers Fruit Farm & Café.

As a young man Donald wanted to grow strawberries “because everyone loves them”. The first small fruit stall on State Highway1 was built of timber purchased using pounds, shillings and pence - the first sales were in dollars and cents! That was in 1967. So Donald is not new to growing strawberries and strawberries still remain his first love, but the berry farm also grows a number of other fruits. Renowned for their high quality fruit and produce, awesome coffee, delectable selection of cafe food, combined with friendly service, Butlers Fruit Farm is a destination for all. 

Jackie and Donald Butler invite you to drop in and stay awhile. Their backpacker accommodation is open all year round.

Contact Us

Butlers Fruit Farm & Cafe
SH1 South of Makikihi, South Canterbury / Get route

03 689 5849