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16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely warm friendly atmosphere

Friendly staff, lovely fresh food and hot good quality coffee. Menu caters for dogs!! Great little extra.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Anne B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It was a great place for a Sunday coffee and we had a fabulous time with the niece who really enjoyed the playground. The Soy Cappuccino was great :-) I also enjoyed the Raspberry muffin all in all a great wonderful morning tea.

Thank Cantygirl2014
Nelson, New Zealand
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

On recommendation that this place was great I drove across town and arrived for a Sunday breakfast at 9am. There were already a number of folk coming and going. Waitress was pleasant & friendly, but a bit too casual and forgetful. Coconut, mango & pineapple smoothie was delicious. I had checked out the menu online before arriving and was really... More 

Thank Raewyn7150
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We stopped in for a coffee and a sweet treat on a whim and were very disappointed with the service and quality. We waited 20 mins for our coffees to arrive and when they did they were just warm (not hot) and one of the cups was super dirty. We recommend you carry on to the next café for your... More 

Thank Dutch215
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Staff told us to choose a seat and they would get us a highchair- the staff member forgot about us we got our own highchair 20 mins later then had to go looking for a menu and order at the till. No children's menu, chocolate mousse cake was rock hard and the other food was barely average, on the small... More 

Thank Gina M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

On my last afternoon in Christchurch, on a beautiful warm Spring day, I took my elderly parents to the Beach Cafe for a late lunch. Sitting in the covered seating area was pleasant, save for the piled up dirty dishes on tables that remained for the length of our lunch. The menu says something like, ask our staff for gluten... More 

3 Thank TinShed
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

It's been a while since my last visit and this place is just not what it used to be. I used to love coming here as food was so good. This time it's a different vibe, arrogant stuff and ordinary food. Eggs bene used to be served with delicious hash browns, not any more. Food looked more like a pub... More 

1 Thank backinchch
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I complained about stuff missing on my dish and got ignored. Food was not like it used to be.. Staff wasnt really nice and just felt ignored when i paid and told them that i was dissapointed.. shame.. was there often with my dog.. but wont go again...

1 Thank Justin R
Fairlie, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We tried to order a meal from the "new" menu - which was unformatted, all the same font and font size, impossible to read - and two items (with a little salad) from the cabinet, along with coffees. The sales person was confused with the cash register and how to order food, offered us "cabinet salad" even though we had... More 

2 Thank wardhorde
Christchurch, New Zealand
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

In a beach setting, this is a lovely spot for coffee on a fine day. With plenty of inside and outside seating this is a family friendly cafe. The food and coffee is good and service is great. I would recommend this spot for a coffee with the family

Thank 2015marcol
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Friendly staff, lovely fresh food and hot good quality coffee. Menu caters for dogs!! Great little extra.

Thank Anne B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03-382-8599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am

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