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

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Coastal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
johnboydunedin
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our first visit and we were very impressed with food. Eggs benedict were outstanding on home made hash browns. Lunch menu also looked interesting, will be back to try more food!

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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have eaten here at least once a month for the last couple of years. Today was our last visit. The service was lack luster, and the food definitely was not up to it's usual delicious standard. My 20 month old niece was with us and I must say that she thoroughly enjoyed the playground, her food however I would... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We came here for the first time to get brunch with my partner's dog Diesel. The area for the dogs isn't paricularly large and it got really busy while we were there which was a little bit of a concern however all the dogs were really great, got Diesel a pig ear which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had the eggs... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Very expensive for two warm (but should have been cold) drinks. Such a nice place as well with so many good reviews. But both of us were disappointed at this one. Would never go back based on this visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Drove all the way from Riccarton road to the Beach Cafe to have breakfast and it was worth the drive. You should try their home made hash brown, it's really yummy. For those with children, and especially for tourist like me, the playground opposite the cafe is an additional awesome bonus to visit the Beach Cafe.

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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 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
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?