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The Stables

57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Ranked #16 of 19 Restaurants in Akaroa
Price range: $2 - $20
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Family coffee on a wet day. Had very average beverages served by a disinterested and loud staff member. Hated the wild west connections i.e the tatty John Wayne pictures and a burger named after him....lacks an identity and was 'fuggy' and characterless. Would really not wish to do that again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in there to have breakfast and a coffee before flying back to aussie .The staff where very pleasant and very welcoming. TWO THUMBS UP 👍👍

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Only stopped for a morning coffee which was quite average and probably the worst coffee I've had in NZ. Service was good and didn't eat but perhaps some barista training is needed.

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Tristan P, Owner at The Stables, responded to this review

Hi GlutenFreeTravellers, Thanks for the feedback, we appreciate all positive and negative. We pride ourselves on an excellent coffee and are dismayed that our own standards were not met in your instance. It appears that a new member of staff whilst trying to be helpful made your coffee. They have been made aware of the high value we place on... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great breakfast for four . Tasty , well cooked. Nice hot coffee .nice clean cafe . Would happily recommend

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Tristan P, Head Chef at The Stables, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we hope you had a great stay in Akaroa and hope to see you again. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place for breakfast and lunch. Worth a visit. Staff friendly and lots of outdoor seating Value for money

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Tristan P, Head Chef at The Stables, responded to this review

We appreciate your review, hope to see you again in Akaroa More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went here for breakfast with my partner, and had the best eggs Benedict I have ever eaten! Honestly delicious, great coffee and excellent prices - Will definitely be back!

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Tristan P, Head Chef at The Stables, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoy your eggs Benedict and the coffee, we are looking forward to see you again, cheers More

Anakiwa, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Stables is along one of the main streets of Akaroa and served a variety of sandwiches and pies together with hot food and both hot and cold drinks. The cafe was basic but perfectly adequate for a lunch time meal. We had an excellent beef casserole and a seafood chowder. Good coffee and nice service. Clean, tidy and efficient.

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Stillwater, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Our favourite breakfast when we've eaten too much the day before is muesli, yoghurt and fruit salad. This was one of the best we've tasted. The toasted muesli seemed home made, as did the yoghurt. There was plenty of freshly sliced fruit artfully arranged and honey was drizzled on the bowls' wide rims. The coffees were good too. Staff in... More

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Kelso, Scotland, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great coffee and cakes. Clean but quirky. Staff polite and helpful. Toilets nice and clean. Lots of seats inside and out.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It never ceases to amaze me the sheer ignorance of people who work in hospitality or the food service industry. 'Hospitality', to be hospitable non? Just after 8am on a Wednesday morning in Akaroa we decided to venture into the Stables for a takeaway coffee and perhaps some home baking. As we walked up the path we noticed the lady... More

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