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127 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 332 1270
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8:00 am - 5:00 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, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stunning views, nice food

I had lunch here today as a birthday treat. The view strikes you as you walk in the door, quite stunning. You can order from a menu or out of the cabinet. We ordered from the cabinet and our lunch was really nice ☺ Not alot of seating as a small cafe so fills up quite quickly and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Empty of cheese, bacon and onion........ as was promised in my muffin. This disappointment was compounded by the tardy arrival of the one item of food that 'didn't' need heating; the wobbly table that spilt my husband's coffee; one sloppy staff member who slammed the door to the outside seating area and another who couldn't understand English. Please cafes..........check your... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We are locals and have visited for coffees and brunch several times. Overall it is OK; the view definitely carries this establishment. We recently returned for dinner and found the limited pricey menu had not varied in a year, and the atmosphere (temperature) in the restaurant was so cold that patrons at the only 2 tables occupied still had their... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I had lunch here today as a birthday treat. The view strikes you as you walk in the door, quite stunning. You can order from a menu or out of the cabinet. We ordered from the cabinet and our lunch was really nice ☺ Not alot of seating as a small cafe so fills up quite quickly and the lovely... More 

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New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Additional Information about Cup

Address: 127 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 332 1270
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
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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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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