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Beach Cafe

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16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
03-382-8599
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9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant on a sunday morning, it was busy, but we managed to get a table at their covered patio. The food was very good, healthy and beautifully prepared. The service (or lack thereof) was not to the food standards. We asked our server about some of the dishes and her reply was "I don't know, I have... More 

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Thank Elvidalito
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times recently, usually for breakfast but today for morning tea. They were relatively busy so a waitress was taking orders in the queue rather than make everyone wait to get to the counter. Our food (cakes and slices) arrived extremely quickly and the drinks weren't far behind. Then when my daughter spilled her entire iced... More 

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Thank Maddie2007
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe used to be our local go to, but since it has changed owners the service and food quality has been disappointing, we don't bother anymore which is such a shame as it has so much to offer. Just one question the previous comment made about it being such a fantastic place is Patrick the current owner???

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1 Thank Happykiwis2
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Great cafe. Great staff.. A+. Dog and child friendly. Great cabinet food. Great menu food and of course coffee. 😊

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Thank Patrick G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is in a great location and has such potential but my last 3 visits have been less than impressive. On our last visit my smoothie never arrived and my partners pot of tea arrived after he'd finished his breakfast? People around us had waited an hour for their coffees and the owner blamed his staff?!? As well as... More 

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It was a dreary Sunday but the Cafe atmosphere was quite homely and comfortable. The food was good especially the full breakfast. Staff above average. We were not in a hurry to leave and this was quite acceptable.

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Thank jemjkmill
Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This cafe is a great secret for the locals on our side of the city. Delicious and finely presented food at reasonable costs is why many locals eat and relax here in the weekend. It is also near the beach and a great play area for children. Inside and outside dining all day. Often we don't want to leave.

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Thank nevslife
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Worst experience ...poor coffee after a 40 minute wait- and the cafe wasn't busy. .Rude owner who argued with customers and staff.Dirty tables .My third experience of this behavior . ..now realise this is the cafes norm. Shame as its a great building in a good location.

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1 Thank judfan
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Oh dear what a chaotic shambles on a Saturday morning the beach cafe was. The 2 rating was purely for the food produced by the looks of it by a very small kitchen team lead by a young very competent woman. An amazing effort under the conditions as the breakfasts were in fact good. It was the front of house... More 

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4 Thank novasjourney
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I would not suggest coming for a coffee, 20min wait and then to be told we don't have a docket!!!! Not sure that they know what customer services is, won't come back here again:(

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1 Thank Lauren H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $19
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03-382-8599

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