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Beach Cafe

16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #56 of 535 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Christchurch New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a late breakfast at The Beach last week and although the food was great and the welcome warm, it was a very cold day inside and out and we had to ask the staff to put on the heating. They were busy and obviously warm, but we froze. Coffee was also great.

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Noosa, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was on holiday have not lived in NZ since 1994 but my brother lives just around the corner. We had a table booked for Saturday Morning and had breakfast here. All went well 5 adults and Three kids. Coffees good,portions and food quality good. This is great asset for the beach and adjacent to broad park. I recommend the... More

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Christchurch
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have often called into this Café for a coffee when walking along the beach but had not taken the opportunity to have a meal there until just recently. We found the staff very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed a fish lunch - one meal being fish and chips and the other a variety fish meal. Both excellent, nicely... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went here with a group of 8 people. Plenty of seats available . Ordered chai and instead got a cup of froth. Wasnt impressed with what I got and never going back again.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Beach Cafe is in our local area . Friendly staff a busy buzzing cafe . It offers a good menu and cafe cabinet food. The menu has gluten free marked on it and it has lots of bickies and good choice if you pop in for quick coffee as well .

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been here a number of times and always found great food with plenty of choice. Some delicious savoury gluten free options that are different from the usual. The sweet slices are huge, and I wondered if they were half the size with lower price if that would be a better option. Nice range of seating options, both indoor... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I met up with a friend last weekend, at the Beach Cafe in Brighton, a seaside suburb in eastern Christchurch. It's a lovely venue, where we've both been before, and where we're happy to return frequently. The service is always reliable, friendly but professional, the coffee is wonderful and the food great. Afterwards we went down to the beach with... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited this cafe with our friends who live locally. The food is really lovely, a great variety of standard dishes and also some novelty choices. We are meat eaters and really enjoyed the Grill and the Burger, both big and tasty. We will be back.

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had our order taken and it was only a short wait for the excellent coffee and food to arrive! Staff were very friendly and helpful!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Not often you get to stroll into a cafe straight from the beach with dog lead in hand. This place is a stones throw frrom the beach. Its a nice addition to the day. Super dog friendly. Fantastic indoor and outdoor seating. Child friendly and lots to keep my eyes active (haha). Fabulous food, tasty sugar naughty treats, nice coffee... More

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