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Beach Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
+64 3-382 8599
09:00 - 04:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived for a late lunch and found it to be still rather busy. We were quickly taken to a table and orders were taken. Service was timely and prodessional. Food was also delicious.

Thank HelenP03
Christchurch, New Zealand
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125 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for 7, upon arriving a table in the court yard was cleared for us. The staff member informed us that they would be back with a menu. But after 20 minutes we still hadn’t seen one so one was asked for at the counter. The cabinet was practically empty so we ordered off the menu. We... More 

Thank Jessica_nz2
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be fair to the staff at the Beach, we called in for coffees and something sweet. It was busy at the time and we were warned of a 15 to 20 minutes wait when we arrived at the front of the queue. Fair enough! After close to 30 minutes I was back again back in the queue to check... More 

Orinda, California, United States
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158 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch here, great view, and really good service. Enjoyed the cheese souffle. Good salads also.

Thank Virginia R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you like pizza you must get to Beach cafe , outstanding and friendly service , good wine selection , definitely worth a look .

Thank 745carl
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

First time visiting and it looked brilliant. Its a shame the service was a real let down. ordered food and waited almost an hour, we noticed people who ordered after us were receiving there food so we went up and asked and only then did we receive it. Asked for water 5 times and each time was told there was... More 

Thank hayleymccall10
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

New management again and now it is good again, and even some of the previous staff are back too! Loved my waffles, they were divine. Keep it up guys and welcome back

Thank RedheadRebel
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Caught up with a friend here for breakfast. We chose a cosy corner so we can have a private chat and ordered our food and drinks. The service was a bit slow on that morning but overall nice. We had waffles and muesli and that was ok. Would come back here.

Thank Steeephie
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The breakfast was average for the price paid. The beach cafe breakfast is good, nice fresh toast , perfect poached eggs, okay bacon, nice sausages. The idea of a house made hash brown is good, but very heavy to eat, beans in that tomato puree not great. Eggs benedict were good. Coffees were nice and served quickly, meals took about... More 

Thank dudeinnz
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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

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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
US$6 - US$18
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-382 8599

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