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Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-382 8599
9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love going to the Beach Cafe , especially for brunch. Their meals are to die for - beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. They use Free range eggs and vegetarian options. There is both indoor and outdoor seating and best of all , dogs are welcome. This is my favourite place to go for brunch. The coffee is... More 

Thank Joy A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met up with two friends for brunch at the Beach Cafe. We each brought our dogs. Great all weather seating areas, bowls of water for the dogs. The food was excellent. One friend even ordered a couple of sausages for her dog. Think we'll make this our fave meeting spot.

1 Thank jeannette444
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here to meet a friend for a drink and a snack. The service was terrible. Absolutely terrible. Waited for ages in the queue to order. It was the same the following three times we went to the counter. Waited 25 minutes for bagels to arrive (how long does it take to put salmon and cheese on a bagel?); when... More 

Thank Jackie T
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This informal cafe 50m from the beach in New Brighton is informal and a great place for coffee after a swim. The breakfasts are very good with the kids being particularly fond of Belgian Waffles. The menu is comprehensive, the service efficient and the staff friendly. The large outside seating area is great in the sun

1 Thank Tony B
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Don't drive by the unassuming exterior because this little cafe has it all. Coffe & sweet, lunch or something more substantial. Inside or out, large group or small, you can settle right in. We were there on a rainy, cold (8C) summer day & had fantastic soup by the fire. Family friendly and the service was excellent!

1 Thank partrca
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

With a prime location, this cafe used to be humming. Now the food is average and the service is on and off.

Thank RabbitPatch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Have been twice recently. Had a menus meal the first visit and was very disappointed in the meal and service. Returned recently for a lunch from the cabinet. Plenty of cakes but only two savory meals. One a pizza that was awful and the other a wrap with chucks of grisly ham. Had to leave it. Only the coffee was... More 

Thank Judith k
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

yesteday 22 12 2016 my 83 year old father decided to take us to this cafe for lunch ,as a treat to his grandson and three greatgrandchilldren 10 ,8 , 4 what a dissapointment this was ,wonderful greeting menus brought out ,water brought to the table ,drink order taken friendly smile ,but from that moment it went downhill 45 minute... More 

Thank jove12
Motueka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We were down from motueka and try lead a healthy lifestyle and that can be hard when travelling. Loved the healthy options I had beautifully poached eggs on toast....seeded bread would of made it perfect. But was still so yum and my husband throughly enjoyed his eggs been with salmon loved his huge monster hash Brown. Coffee and chai latte... More 

1 Thank Jasmine1069
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We were a group of over 10, and had asked to pre-book, which we did. Even so, the meal took 45 minutes to arrive, and I was really disappointed with my eggs bene. The Hollandaise sauce was thin and runny the mushrooms were watery, and the spinach was soggy. The hash-browns were very hard and appeared overcooked. I couldn't actually... More 

Thank Cecil007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-382 8599

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