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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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Today
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Nice coffee.

The Stables is set on the main road in Akaroa, they have seating inside and out. I had a nice breakfast here. Just the norm. I did enjoy the coffee and I found that the staff member behind the counter was very friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sonya W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for breakfast.The service was appalling,Breakfast cold The fried egg not sure how but was burnt and a huge chip in the plate!! OH Dear!! Stood in front of a person to be served but it was as if I wasn't there maybe not a morning person she continued to be cleaning something for well over 5 minutes. Nice... More 

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Thank Shiningbright23
Christchurch, New Zealand
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117 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Stables is set on the main road in Akaroa, they have seating inside and out. I had a nice breakfast here. Just the norm. I did enjoy the coffee and I found that the staff member behind the counter was very friendly.

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Thank Sonya W
Northland
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161 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This delightfully situated cafe has shaded tables outside for clients and a few indoors. Very pleasant on a sunny day. The coffee and food was good. The only problem we had was a mix up with our order which was sorted as quickly as possible with a smile and apologies. They also need to be a bit more vigilant with... More 

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Thank marya7
Ashburton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting and location, friendly helpful staff. Indoor and outside seating. We opted for a variety of breakfast selections and were pleased with the choices. Food looked fresh and was definitely tasty as everyone cleaned up their plates. Full breakfast was recommended by all, but the french toast was also a hit by the sweet tooth traveler.

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Thank broomys2
Nambucca Heads, Australia
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff simply seemed tired and pretty disinterested in the patrons, not that any one of them was rude or unpleasant. This café cum bistro style of place is open for breakfast and lunch but closes before dinner. Some of our party had seafood chowder which was predominantly fish. It was quite tasty nevertheless The rest of our party had... More 

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Thank Brian T
Brisbane Australia
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cold and rainy and was attracted by their Goulash sign. Great choice. Very friendly staff and good espresso coffee. Could not be more helpful. Quick service too.

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Thank Noel100
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my breakfast, served with a nice coffee. Free wifi. Beware of the seagulls waiting to eat scraps off your plate.

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Thank BloodyHardToGetAName
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Friendly service and incredible pizza, family friendly and awesome coffee. Need I say more? Absolutely love The Stables!

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Thank Courtney A
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We were attracted by the pretty garden setting but after waiting over an hour to get a $9 toasted sandwich that was underwhelming to say the least our attraction had waned somewhat. No salad or chips, just two bits of bread squashed together with some oily cheese and a soggy tomato!

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Thank Liz P
Auckland
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Having just read the last two reviews below - I feel foolish for stepping in here without checking on reviews. We had almost identical issues with a very simple and what turned out to be average pizza taking the better part of an hour to arrive at the table. The establishment was not even full and in our position at... More 

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Thank Willothewisps

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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 17
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?