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Cafe 51

51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
+64 3-312 1751
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (39 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop here for a light lunch only to be tempted into a full meal and drinks. We all thoroughly enjoyed what we selected. I really liked the liver and bacon served with masses of sauteed potatoes. I was pleased I was hungry. There is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JamesBischoff
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Cafe 51 is really awesome. Their lunches are spectacular and the coffees are fantastic. Top this with excellent customer service and you can't help but go back......and back again. Keep up the good work.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EricaW1558
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Called in for lunch on the way through. I had a bowl of chips & the wife was pleased the soup was gluten free as being a celiac it is quite hard to find a cafe that has a soup to suit. The only thing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gusgus2016
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This old villa renovated to accomodate a cafe, is the perfect place for catching up with friends for lunch or simply enjoying a coffee under the verandah! The food is delicious and is served in generous portions. Wine and beer are also available if you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J2773ZNcarolt
Reviewed September 24, 2018

A nice place to stop in for lunch or a cup of tea and a bit of dessert. Cafe 51 is not open for dinner. It is situated in an old renovated house, and in pleasant weather, there is patio seating.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amy W
Reviewed July 6, 2018

A great little gem in the heart of Oxford. Good selection of home baked cakes great coffee. A comfortable homely atmosphere ,a lovely morning tea here.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank robin p
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Fiona and I had business in oxford, after which we enjoyed a walk and look at the shops before choosing Cafe 51 for lunch. 30 minutes later after 2 long black coffees, her portobello mushroom, and my roast pumpkin pasta we left very pleased and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JohnClements1959
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We were on our way to Arthur's pass when we passed this place. It has a supermarket just opposite so plenty of parking for campervans. Food was lovely, we ordered the sausage pasta with sun dried pesto sauce and the braised pork. A little pricey...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Nightdj31
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Great food if you looking for something more home cooked and good for you. Had a great potato and corn soup with a beetroot late . Others had salads, with chicken , beets , and other fruits and nuts. Has outdoor seating in addition to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Trent D
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Amazing and huge coffee! Counter with fresh lemon water available. Nice inside, room with air conditioning and one without (that I prefer). On walls really pleasant piece of art from local artists and then available to sell. Outside with a little green garden where to...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank raoulr955
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $41
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +64 3-312 1751
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Award winning chef, Anthony Cross and his team of friendly and passionate kitchen and wait staff look forward to providing you with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and delicious, restaurant-quality meals unrivaled in terms of quality and consistency. Our lunch menu and coffees are a great break in a day out exploring North Canterbury or try our exceptional mains presented with our dinner service - for which we've had 11 New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards.
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