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She Universe

79 Main Road | Governors Bay, Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
03 3299 825
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Ranked #5 of 9 restaurants in Lyttelton
Cuisines: International
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Where to go for a special occasion family Lunch to celebrate my mother's birthday? I knew She Universe did special occasions with heart, soul and style and our special occasion was no exception. We were greeted with the lovely ambience of a warm expansive room with an amazing view of Lyttelton Harbour and a table laid for our group of... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been making the rip over the Port Hills to Governors Bay for a number of years now, and it is very hard not to give in to the temptation of stopping off at She Café. As always, the staff were very welcoming and most accommodating. A big plus - in addition to the top-rate coffee - is the... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time learning about chocolate and getting hands on experience in making some truffles, delicious.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The dairy free (and normal) hot chocolates were amazing - even though we have specific dietary needs, these were met without any hassle. To top it off, we were serenaded by the delightful staff member with a violin! Fantastic experience!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I absolutely love this place, it has the best hot chocolate. The food is also delicious but i recommended it mostly like the Hot Chocolates, Service and the Beautiful scenery. I have been to SHE on many occasions and loved every experience. I have also been on the High Tea Bus which i also thoroughly enjoyed.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

lovely hot chocolate rest was disappointing due to staff's attitude as they even made you feel like a nuisance in taking your order & bringing the order, had high tea for 2 and very disappointed - lots of chocolates yes I do like chocolates but the savories consisted of 5 crackers tiny slices of cheese & chocolate chutney to be... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The food and atmosphere is good at She Universe. There are comfortable lounges and soft lighting to accommodate customers. The high tea I was served was on a grab a deal offer - and at this special price - it was still too overpriced. The high tea was good - nice chocolates, sandwiches etc., but nothing special. Sadly, my experience... More

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Lima, Peru
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

She Chocolate is a very special cafe that makes its own chocolate. Chocolate is the theme of the cafe and its used within their ever changing and delicious menu. The use of chocolate is not over done but used in clever ways to give a twist to delightful foods. The cafe sits on a hill side over looking the beautiful... More

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Christchurch
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

It was just a horrible experience. We were there for more than 2hrs not because we wanted to stay but because we had to. Our mains came out first. I ordered the tostada. My chicken was so hard it was almost unedible. It was disgusting and would not recommend. But after that we were hoping our desserts would make it... More

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Arusha
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26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The title says it all. We arrived to the accompaniment of live violin music. This was an outing for a friend who has had a lot of stress in her life recently and She was the perfect choice. A lovely drive back over Geddes Pass made this a great experience. Thank you She!

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