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The Stables

Cafe, New Zealand, French, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The Stables was the only place we found serving lunch mid-afternoon during the off-season (May). Café located on the main street in Akaroa, with indoor and outdoor sitting. Good food – try the Roasted Pork Sandwich. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank LCWW
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

One of the rare ones to be opened on a Sunday for breakfast in winter. Food was amazing, ambience was awesome. Only reason not giving a 5 star is the free wifi wasn't working.

Thank Andrew R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We were up late morning Looking for breakfast/brunch alot of places stopped serving breakfast at 11am but stables was inviting and delicious food. Cowboy breakfast, eggs bene, seafood chowder - full of seafood! Highly recommend

Thank Jacqui R
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Lots of street appeal and very inviting courtyard. Stopped here for breakfast after checking-out of Motel. The first pleasant surprise was the menu/cost, very affordable by Akaroa standards. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered large coffees and eggs on toast for under $NZ15pp. Coffee was fantastic and eggs although basic very tasty and going on the colour probably... More 

1 Thank Londonbitter
Traralgon, Australia
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174 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Best wedges I have ever eaten in my life!!!! The nachos were pretty good too.... and both meals were HUGE!!! We could have shred 1 meal. Service was a little slow and disorganised but glad we waited.

1 Thank SharlsG
New Lambton
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429 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We must have been lucky compared to your other reviewers. We only went here for coffee , which was excellent- strong and bitter, as we like it. Service was friendly and efficient. Lovely setting in the garden. We were there before the shambling hordes from the daily cruise ship had made their way from the wharf en masse, so this... More 

Thank Gregory D
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We had lunch here before going on a dolphin trip, staff were friendly, surroundings were very clean and tidy, food was good although a little high priced

Thank dianna M
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215 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Terrific street front setting. Staff are pleasant. Coffee is good. But small mistakes, lack of attention. We had three goes here. One Sunday morning we waited 25 minutes for straight coffee. We were warned about a back- up but we watched the staff and couldn't work out why it was all so haphazard. Please get some good training and this... More 

Thank Gulliva
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Went here for breakfast.The service was appalling,Breakfast cold The fried egg not sure how but was burnt and a huge chip in the plate!! OH Dear!! Stood in front of a person to be served but it was as if I wasn't there maybe not a morning person she continued to be cleaning something for well over 5 minutes. Nice... More 

Thank Shiningbright23
Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The Stables is set on the main road in Akaroa, they have seating inside and out. I had a nice breakfast here. Just the norm. I did enjoy the coffee and I found that the staff member behind the counter was very friendly.

Thank Sonya W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, French, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: 6433048039

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