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Cafe SisMo

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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35 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1984
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Washington DC
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small cafe offers a warm and friendly welcome, an outstanding fruit and granola breakfast, and wonderful coffee. We kept returning while in Christchurch, despite rain and other, closer restaurants. We noticed that many delighted customers from all over the world felt as we did, and had written glowing comments on a wall. Wish this cafe and its friendly staff... More 

Thank MidAtlanticArtist
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Good for breakfast, eggs done right every time! Coffee lacks a bit of punch though, asked for strong or double shot every day but still pretty weak coffee! Service is really good and price is right. I'd definitely go for breakfast but coffee I'd get somewhere else - that's why 4/5!

Thank travel-fa-eva
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Went there and had breakfast for two, coffee & eggs Benedict. Was good and close to our motel we were staying at.

Thank Mark W
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Attentive friendly service, nice food, good selection, good coffee. Bit of a wee gem. Love the charming crockery My only criticism is the (removable) seat covers in the booths are quite grubby, seems strange since everything else is so nice.

Thank Leeandnigel
Wellington, New Zealand
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432 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

I was staying at Towers on the Park, which doesn't have a restaurant, so went searching for breakfast - this little cafe really hit the mark. I had a wonderful cheese omelette, and they do a great coffee. Recommended.

Thank Rick M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Ok price for ok food and ok service. But why offer milk for a black coffee order .. and if your offer of extra hot water is accepted why not bring it with the coffee. Maybe offer to hold the coffee to come with food ..?

Thank 657Mike
1 review
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Superb, eggs benedict and mushroom toast, great service and extensive tea selection. Nice location, close to Hagley Park and Riccarton shopping mall

Thank Chris J
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

A good place for an early morning coffee and to sit and llan your day. The service wss professional and friendly.

Thank DavidViewbank18
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Good easy spot for a coffee and a bite. If you enjoy strong coffee, you will need to get the extra shots. Our cappuccinos were tasty but quite lite. Nice variety of prepared baked goods/breakfast sandwiches.

Thank Luna L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Great place to have breakfast or just a coffee. The staff extremely pleasant service excellent and food provided tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank cath889

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $16
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1984

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?