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127 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 332 1270
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fine food fine view

high on a hill in casmere hills is an unassuming block of 2 or 3 shops? The largest of these is the Cup restaurant however its daytime breakfast (salmon eggs benedict to die for)! Lunch is popular and coffee times. If you want the direct window view book or just pop in. Naturally the locals love... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
granlie
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New Zealand
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English first
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

high on a hill in casmere hills is an unassuming block of 2 or 3 shops? The largest of these is the Cup restaurant however its daytime breakfast (salmon eggs benedict to die for)! Lunch is popular and coffee times. If you want the direct window view book or just pop in. Naturally the locals love the weekends. Have no... More 

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had dinner at Cup on Saturday night. We had a reservation but they looked slightly surprised to see us, offered us a table to one side, then offered to move us to a window table a little later, when others left. The waitress was hyper efficient, almost too much for a relaxing evening. Food was nice - we started with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Apart from the view being the best of Christchurch the menu is a mixed bunch - breakfast is available all day. Service is not the quickest in Christchurch even when not very busy.Some menu items sounded great but did not live up to our expectations. The cabinet items do not seem to have changed for years !

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went for lunch and would highly recommend this Restaurant. The food was great, well presented and the staff were very helpful. This Restaurant was quite busy so I would recommend you book. We had a table by the window and the view was also great. The whole meal was not expensive. We will be back.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were on a cruise ship stopping in Akaroa for a day and were on our way to Christchurch when we called in here for morning coffee. Lovely restaurant with spectacular views. Great coffee and hot chocolate. After Christchurch we called back in for a late lunch and our party of five ordered the Buttermilk pancakes from the all day... More 

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Rolleston, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A nice little restaurant café with a view, when booking asked if 7.30 would be okay as we lived out of the city and asked could we make it 7pm as they were not busy ???? arrived to find only one other table occupied we all had nice meals and a few other people started to come in, a bit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Excellent coffee here (long black and a flat white) and great views across Christchurch to the Southern Alps. We didn't eat, but the food looked good.

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Napier, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Lunch time, moderately busy. Iced Coffee got a 10/10, Thai beef salad needed a little heating (chilli) up, Salmon and cream cheese Quiche very nice. Portions could be a little larger or put it this way I didn't get the large piece of quiche I had ' hunted' in the cabinet. $19 for the Thai, $14 for the baby Quiche... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Booked in at 12 to ensure we would not be affected by large booking at 1pm. Greeted pleasantly and seated with access to a nice view. Asked immediately if we wanted a coffee however we have our coffees at the end of the meal. Ordered meals however after 5 minutes were told the Chicken for chicken sandwich was OFF (this... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hmmm what can I say. 4 people ordered off lunch menu on one order. 2 got the meal and other 2 had to wait 10mins. Not sure how as it was all cabinet food. The coffee was not to a standard that impressed us at all. The food was mediocre but the view is fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 332 1270
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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