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16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
03-382-8599
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9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Unexpected Surprise

You can tell when a place is popular by the number of patrons, Beach Cafe certainly is! We visited on a Sunday for brunch and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. Enjoyed a delicious breakfast and left feeling very satisfied. Also like the fact they are animal friendly with dog... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Dunedin
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Dunedin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You can tell when a place is popular by the number of patrons, Beach Cafe certainly is! We visited on a Sunday for brunch and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. Enjoyed a delicious breakfast and left feeling very satisfied. Also like the fact they are animal friendly with dog treats on offer :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Kumera waffles with crispy chicken was on the menu for the first time we learnt. An interesting combination al la the classic pancakes and bacon. We really enjoyed the meal and the coffee was excellent, but the cafe was having a bad day with service. Two tables around us had to hail a waitress to have their order taken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Popped in for lunch after returning from overseas, although a local it was our first time here and will definitely visit again. Had the Eggs Benny...wow, quick and polite service, nice friendly vibe and loved the dog friendly area.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Firstly I love taking my dog with me to this cafe after I have had an energetic beach walk. We are welcomed. There is drinking water for my dog and dog treats on the menu. I also take children there who love the food as their allergies are catered for. Plus a play area for the young. For adults there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Staff, food, service and new proprietor can't fault them. Great warm friendly Cafe. Discovered it beginning of summer 14/15, I drive most days to walk the beach and look forward to my visit to the Beach Cafe All coffee bars have inconsistencies. Brought to the attention of the coffee maker, sorted HR

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had lunch here. It was pretty busy on the weekend day I visited. A great eclectic mix of tables and chairs - nothing uniform about this dining experience. All was right at home at the beach. Outside - dog bowls of water scattered around the various tables and a doggie menu was on hand. Great idea. Add the birds that... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Patrick for amazing service. You were so good to use and made us feel very welcome. You are a babe. X

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A 2 rating is not given because the food was a disappointment, the food was very nice. The two rating is given because a surly and unfriendly staff member completely ruined my dining experience on Saturday. We have been to the Beach Café on quite a few occasions, especially when friends visit us from overseas, but we won't be travelling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Only went for coffee which was ok however found the staff very matter-of-fact and unfriendly. I waited at the counter to be served however not once was I looked at, given a smile or even acknowledged I was there. On leaving I looked over at the person behind the counter to smile and say a goodbye however instantly changed my... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place has been around for years and the eggs benny are still killer. The decor is a bit old and tired but good solid service and a good menu. Nothing over the top and not too large so easy to pick and try different things. However, it is hard to get past the eggs on homemade has with house... More 

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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 - 16
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 am

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