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Sweet As Bakery

74b Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 21 276 3763
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“crepes” (32 reviews)
“ice cream” (20 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
74b Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely bakery - right next to I-site. Had proper French baguettes each morning. Didn't manage to try the ice cream though but looked good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Broaden-the-mind
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We chose to try the bacon and egg pie, it was nice but I’d probably choose something else to try next visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 709TAM
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We arrived here 15 minutes before closing time on a holiday eve and enjoyed some warm sausage rolls and pies on a very cool and blustery day. The food was quite rich and very tasty - we'd have coffees as well next trip!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IanW-QLD
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I’m french, and this bakery has the best “croissant” 🥐and “baguette” 🥖of New Zealand!!! The staff is really friendly, and coffee and chocolates are very good . We also try the vanilla flan, muffins and cranberry chocolate tart, sooo gooood !! We came 3 mornings...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marie D
Reviewed September 30, 2018

My wife and I have been to this small cafe before in the past and we had the crepe's with coffee. Its nothing like the crepe's we had in Paris and where average. We went back last Sunday only to be told they where not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jazzrix
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Great real French crusty bread and French desserts on offer here in this cute little cafe. Nice seating outside and in. Pies looked delicious too. Good coffee as well. Was a little bare on the shelves by the time we strolled in but I’m guessing...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 854DP
Reviewed September 6, 2018

My wife and I come here for lunch. The café is quite small, as is the range of lunch offerings. However, we order one of the home-made quiche Lorraines each - a French offering! - and find them very tasty. The serving lass is very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We purchased a couple of muffins to take away as they looked large and delicious in the cabinet. The triple chocolate (vanilla with a large helping of chocolate pieces) was crusty on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside! It had to be...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank njp67
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We went for a breakfast. Asked for traditional crepes, croissants and pies. All very good! The crepe gourmand was delicious!!! The ham & cheese croissant was great! And the coffee as good as it has to be! Definitely will come back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 73marcellob
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Wanted to have French bakehouse type food (given we were in Akaroa) and this was about all we could find for lunch. Initially disappointed it wasn't even open Tuesday and Wednesday (maybe winter hours?) We were late for lunch so nothing really left in the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kathryn B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74b Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 21 276 3763
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