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67 Beach Road | PO Box 105, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64-3-304-8774
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Big portions

Bring a friend... they sure do serve a lot of food. The oil was clean because there was not transfer of flavors that you get when a restaurant uses the oil a little too long.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Bring a friend... they sure do serve a lot of food. The oil was clean because there was not transfer of flavors that you get when a restaurant uses the oil a little too long.

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Sydney, Australia
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185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The breakfast offerings are quite limited but you can “do the French thing” by dosing up on the Parisien breakfast of baguette, croissant, pan au choc with jam & butter, fruit and hot drink. Whilst the coffee may not be the best around, the croque monsieur (8.8) is much like the ones you’d get on the streets of Paris. Sliced... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The location was right, the food was fine (but not great), but the woman serving was as sour and miserable as can be. Her presence ruined the whole experience.

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Manyana, Australia
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Good coffee and wonderful baked goods. Interesting combinations of foods e.g almonds within a quiche mix. very tasty

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Why would anyone go into the hospitality business if they are miserable with people. We are staying 2 weeks in Akoroa and would return frequently except not to be insulted by this miserable lady. Such a shame. There are many places in town to go to, don't bother with this one!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Was a bit wary of going here after reading some of the reviews, but decided to chance it. On the first day we went, it was excellent. Smiling, friendly service delivered very good coffee and cabinet food. The place is clean and bright, and the outdoor seating provides great views. The next day was a bit different. I suspect we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Always stop and buy our lunch here. Wonderful selection of cafe food. Great coffee. Can be a bit busy but that's because it's very popular. Can have your Bruce/lunch sitting outside over looking the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Freshly baked brioches, and good coffee....good way to start the day. Friendly staff even though they lost their electricity in the morning we visited.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

we spent the long Anzac weekend in Akaroa and popped into this cafe every day primarily because the staff were friendly, and had a smile and a fun manner even though it is a very busy place. Would recommend. Sit inside or on the narrow footpath, right by the seashore.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went here for a French pastry breakfast. Choices of pasteries limited. Believe could have had a a bigger range, or is it that the rest of popular pastries are Danish?

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Address: 67 Beach Road | PO Box 105, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-304-8774
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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  • Address: 67 Beach Road | PO Box 105, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64-3-304-8774

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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