The Cafes

Season 2, Episode 5 - Workman’s Funky Bar & Café, Matamata


Matamata is a rural town in the central NorthIsland. Movie fans know it as a location for “The Hobbit” and “Lord Of The Rings” movies but for racing fans Matamata is the heart of the NZ Bloodstock industry.

Sidney Workman has run “Workman’s Funky Bar & Café” in Matamata for 18 years. It’s a well-known and much-loved café for locals and visitors alike.

Sidney takes Julie to the Breeders’ Stakes at Matamata race Course. A long-term sponsor of the “Fashion In The Fields” competition- Sidney decides he and Julie should enter the contest themselves.
Afterwards everyone heads back to the café to celebrate their winnings. Julie prepares some special dishes to feed the race-goers

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