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Little river cafe

) #76 of 771 Restaurants in Christchurch €€ - €€€ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good52%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
“frittata” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I don't care for sweet scones and rarely buy scones as I think I make better scones than I've ever tasted at any cafe or bakery. However, at my friend's insistence I ordered one. Best scone I've ever bought. Not just a date scone...More

Thank DP2610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long ride from Christchurch we were really looking forward to having a delicious and healthy lunch, and that is exactly what we got. Beautiful food on display. Quick and friendly service. Just perfect!

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed another relaxing lunch & excellent coffee. Cafe is a great place to take a break. Carrot cake was delicious. Excellent art gallery to wander after lunch makes this place extra special.

Thank evman00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few friends and I went out for brekky on a Saturday morning. I ordered the nut seed bread (that normally comes with mushrooms) but didn't want them so they offered to replace it with bacon AND an extra egg. The bread was so good...More

Thank sophieohgrady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here quite a few times & we can't fault a single thing. There is such a range of different food and drinks. The staff were so friendly and helped me decide what I wanted as I'm quite a fussy eater. The coffee was...More

Thank Ruthbeth
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is actually my local cafe now and I always enjoy eating here. The carrot cake is divine... coffee always good, friendly service and lots to look at

Thank John_Barb2014
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Awful Service but an interesting building. I found the staff members distracted, disinterested, and bordering on rude. I had an unnecessarily long wait at the counter and the whole experience was disappointing. Good food and coffee can never make up for a lack of service...More

Thank 911deb
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This cafe is a must stop on way to Akaroa - the food is fabulous - wow, the choice is outstanding, coffee is fabulous and excellent friendly service. First rate!!

Thank hullson
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This wayside stop enroute to Akaroa is a bit iconic around here these days. The food is innovative and fabulous. A lots of it is cabinet food and combined with delicious coffee it's well worth a stop. There is a bit of inside seating but...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Really great selection of sandwiches, soups, and salads. Excellent coffees and baked goods too for a quick afternoon stop. Lovely outdoor patio. Would recommend.

Thank Andrew E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
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
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