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Cafe 51

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51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
03-312-1751
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Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

Good country style food served by friendly, helpful staff. The surroundings are nice and comfortable and there is also an outside seating area. A nice day out from Christchurch

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynne20162016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take friends out for lunch and opted for Cafe 51 at Oxford and their delicious sounding lunch menu. Wasn't disappointed the service was excellent and friendly, the food was well presented and yummy. Highly recommend for a nice trip out.

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Thank juliem7katie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good country style food served by friendly, helpful staff. The surroundings are nice and comfortable and there is also an outside seating area. A nice day out from Christchurch

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Thank Lynne20162016
Cust, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I have been going here for a number of years now but just recently joined this great site to let you all know that for a cosy, warm and homely place with a yummy soup, this is the place to come.

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Thank BrownKiwi44
Christchurch, New Zealand
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Great place for lunch. Excellent value. Very friendly staff. Nice nourishing meals. Great coffee. Highly recommend.

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Thank jan_evans
New Zealand
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee ... Good bread and located at the centre of Oxford! :) had a soy mocca and enjoyed a hot half bread on a rainy Sunday ! Would recommend the place for a quick stop!

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Thank Carmen1213
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A great place to have a meal, Nice old Building with a great selection of pictures on the walls that you can buy, friendly staff, Great Bowl of coffee.A nice lunch menu.

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Thank Donald I
New South Wales, Australia
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We came upon Cafe 51 while walking through Oxford stretching our legs after a long stint of driving. This delightful cafe offers light lunches from 11.30am until 3pm. At other times a wide variety of hot and cold drinks and ready prepared biscuits, cakes, muffins -what the staff describe as cabinet food - is available. Drinks and 'cabinet food' can... More 

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Thank 762avae
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Nice choice of seating options: inside in the pleasantly decorated rooms, outside beside the pavement -good choice for people watching, or outside in the enclosed yard with children's play equipment. The food cabinets contain only slices and muffins. All other options are menu items. A good range for a small cafe, but not especially family friendly. A bowl of chips... More 

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Thank Trish M
Burpengary, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

On the way through we stopped for a quick pick me up. Both ladies were cheerful and welcoming. Husband had a bowl of coffee and I had the hot lemon, honey and ginger. Both drinks were very good. Bathroom was very clean.

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Thank Rob and Ashleig... S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Excellent little cafe in this beautiful and pretty town. Great tea (English) and the most delicious cakes. Fabulous service and the most friendly people. Love it....

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Thank Janette W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 03-312-1751

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?