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Vic's Cafe & Bake

132 Victoria St, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3662054
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Ranked #47 of 523 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $18
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A short walk from many accomodation houses on Papanui road and Bealey Avenue this has to be the pick for brekky, brunch or lunch. Super fast service with a smile, excellent food and a fun and busy atmosphere with all the daily papers and lovely heaters for the chilly mornings, well worth dropping into Vics!

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Hartmannsdorf, Germany
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I am lactose intolerant and can't normally eat cheese products. However, a friend recommened the halloumi burger - and when I read the description on the board and saw the price (about 10 dollars, if I remember correctly), I HAD to try it (witch lactase tablets)!!! And I haven't regretted it. Scrumptious!!! I have since recommened the burger to other... More

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a regular spot for me - for brunch, lunch or coffee. Their bakehouse bread is just divine and regularly sells out. Love having the choice of tailor made sandwiches, soups (in winter), a range of other dishes as well as all the usual brunch type dishes. There is always something that suits your appetite and mood. The cafe... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Vic's cafe has a great small bakery in the cafe which sells delicious breads and bagels. The place can be very busy, but still when I was there my food was served very fast and to a high quality. The menu there has a great breakfast menu, and also a good coffee menu. Only downside is that when the place... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My French toast, bacon & banana was fine except for the large amount of icing sugar mix sprinkled all around the edge of the plate (it ended up everwhere). Also there was so much chocolate sprinkled on top of my coffee that I had 2 coughing fits after inhaling it with my first two sips (I mixed it in after... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Warm and inviting but obviously a busy place, had to wait for a group of two to move from a table that seated four, wasn't a problem as they had finished and were just chatting so that was nice of them, we thought we'd have to wait for food as they were busy but we were pleasantly surprised. I had... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They keep rolling it along, before, straight after the quakes and now - friendly staff in a buzzing atmosphere. The menu board and cabinet provide lots of variety, orders are very quickly delivered. Don't however just go to eat or coffee, grab a loaf of the great bread - the range is tempting and quality superb. For the last 6... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We eat at Vic's three mornings and loved it. The food is wonderful. The service is fast and the atmosphere was perfect for breakfast. Newspapers were available for reading. Service was quick and the staff were quick to make any correction to our order. The multi-grain bread was so good. A lovely relaxed way to start the day.

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went for breakfast Sunday morning, understand that they were super, super busy and the staff were great, set expectations and delivered when they said they would, however, the food and coffee were pretty very average unfortunately. Example, burnt bacon, food chucked onto the plate, toast not particularly toasted, and not buttered and was given a steak knife to cut the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Well may be a slight exaggeration but has to be close. We were recommended to come here by our motel. Great choice of main dishes. I had the Eggs Montreal which was just superb. Also excellent coffee. We sat outside in the sun but the interior looked really fun too. A must for breakfast in Christchurch.

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