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The Stables

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French, Contemporary, New Zealand
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57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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A great place for a coffee and a bite to eat The Stables is always welcoming, particularly when Beth is on duty. She has a wonderful personality and an engaging smile. The food is good too. There is inside and outside dining depending on the weather. If you want to catch up on the news you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

On a sleepy Sunday morning, there was not much open in Akaroa. We came across The Stables and did Brunch. The coffees were outstanding, the BLAT and Eggs on Toast, were delicious.....freshly prepared and generous servings. We were served by delightful, friendly staff. So impressed were we, that's where we headed the next morning for breakfast. Different staff, but same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A great place for a coffee and a bite to eat The Stables is always welcoming, particularly when Beth is on duty. She has a wonderful personality and an engaging smile. The food is good too. There is inside and outside dining depending on the weather. If you want to catch up on the news you will find a copy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I stopped in for cuppa and cake on a sunday morning because I could see there was outside seating and it was a lovely sunny day. The food cabinets were virtually empty and what was there did not look appealing however I ordered a hot chocolate and a piece of hummingbird cake. $8.50. After quite a lengthy wait(almost 20 minutes)... More 

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Newcastle, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Friendly service and cold coffee. Winter and very quiet in Akaroa but the service was friendly. I should have opt for hot milk!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We went in here for lunch we were there before lunch and ordered a breakfast only to be told no its too busy. There were about 7 tables full. I ordered a toasted sandwich instead. We ordered a blat and chips.2 coffees. It took about 35 minutes for something that should have taken 5. The food was AWFUL. TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT.... More 

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Christchurch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went there for breakfast with my husband at 10am. Ordered and waited 30 minutes. When the french toast came out it was missing advertised ingredients i.e. cinnamon, oranges and maple syrup. What I got was 3 half slices of sandwich soggy egg bread. Worst breakfast I have had in a long time.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Looked interesting so went here for breakfast. I got the corn fritter stack with sour cream(sour cream highlighted on menu board) came out with no sour cream - I asked- ran out (this was not long after 7 am) offered alternative of cream cheese -saved but would have been better with sour cream. A boring salad on side with big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went here for lunch. Had an iced chocolate and 'the stack'. The food was lovely and well prepared. Iced choc was ok, had better but I've had worse too.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My partner and I had brunch here one morning. Was delicious! Don't judge the menu by what's on the street, they have more than that available. Eggs Bene wasn't mentioned on the street menu but we saw it served as we walked in which sealed the deal! Lovely cabinet food also available from pies and pasties to a fresh baguette... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A relaxing lunch, and excellent coffee. The staff were helpful and attentive and all guests seemed to be relaxed and enjoying their afternoon

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, New Zealand
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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