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Little River Cafe

Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
+64 3-325 1933
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“frittata” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Little River cafe offers a variety of quirky food, well stocked delicatessen and art all in one place. The coffee and lunch was most enjoyable and loved walking around the funky art pieces

Thank Silentpartner99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. It seemed really busy and I was impressed how quick the service was once we had ordered. So many choices so stuck to good old ham and cheese croissant. Which was delicious. A decent size croissant to boot. The wait...More

Thank Di A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to go for breakfast here because it opened at 7.30 am, leaving Akaroa early before the buses arrived. Staff didn't seem pleased to see us and service was slow. Meal was fine though.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow do yourself a favour and have the lemon curd ice cream, it was one of the best ice creams I have ever had. Very friendly and helpful staff, my daughter had twisted her ankle and they gave us ice.

Thank MaxJane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thriving business probably for a reason. Great variety of good food on offer. I was there for morning tea and the date scone was generous and tasty warmed with butter. Almond milk available and happy to use my chai tea bag. Good service though the...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful spot, really good cafe with very good coffee, general store and a gift shop plus an art gallery, this place has it all, inside outside seating, happy cheerful staff, really nice

Thank Euan R
Reviewed 12 February 2018

In this small village, if you happen upon the cafe, you will find it full of people enjoying a wide variety of delicious treats and excellent coffee. There is an art shop attached a a pretty terrace to sit in as well.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We were staying nearby and stopped off here on the way to our accommodation. What a treat. Delicious food and a lovely garden to sit in. We came back the next day for breakfast. Highly recommend the carrot cake and ice cream... delicious!

Thank Bevelini
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We visited this place on the way to Christchurch after a tip from a local in Akaroa and what a little treasure it is! Basic self-service café with all the usual beverages, as well as a huge selection of savoury snacks and mouthwatering cakes. We...More

Thank Katharine E
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I love making Little River a stopping place! This café delights every time! Every time! The whole place is a wholesome, happy experience. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy the buzz of this café from any table. Service is quick, friendly and smart....More

Thank gunnfam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-325 1933
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