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Cafe 51

51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
+64 3-312 1751
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (33 reviews)
“wedges” (5 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Great food if you looking for something more home cooked and good for you. Had a great potato and corn soup with a beetroot late . Others had salads, with chicken , beets , and other fruits and nuts. Has outdoor seating in addition to...More

Thank Trent D
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing and huge coffee! Counter with fresh lemon water available. Nice inside, room with air conditioning and one without (that I prefer). On walls really pleasant piece of art from local artists and then available to sell. Outside with a little green garden where to...More

Thank Raoul R
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Had a very nice morning coffee here .A cottage on the main street with plenty of character Food is very good and has a nice ambience. Very enjoyable

Thank dcleghorn
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as we passed through oxford. Clean and tidy, great service, excellent coffee. I didn’t eat but I’m told the food is good and what I saw of others food looked excellent. Recommend.

Thank frankiethe
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had a morning coffee stop here after leaving Ashley Gorge Holiday Park, on our way to Arthur's Pass. The people serving were friendly and helpful. The coffee was great, and also the nibblies we enjoyed with it. Decor is really nice.

Thank Laurie and Anne A
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The building is beautiful inside and out with a lovely garden area for outdoors dining. The owners are charming and the food is first class. It's a fantastic pit stop on the scenic route around Christchurch.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a nice meal but I felt that lambs fry and bacon and chips at $25 was a bit pricey, and also the mushroom dish was too. After getting our meal and a drink, the waitress didn't come back to ask if we wanted...More

Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

..... service is slow, and staff did not know what was going on around them. They were disorganized and could not answer basic questions. On the upside, the pork belly and sea food chowder are fantastic.

Thank waynefmarriott
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch at Cafe 51 Oxford, very pleasent. Soup was excellent as was the herb coated fish. The one problem was did we order at the counter or would they come to take our order. Had to go to the counter to find out....More

1  Thank BurwoodBob
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely service, great place to chat as it's not noisy, and food was pretty good too. There is a basic kids menu with the usual offerings on it, and reasonably priced.

Thank Sharonnichol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +64 3-312 1751
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Award winning chef, Anthony Cross and his team of friendly and passionate kitchen and wait staff look forward to providing you with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and delicious, restaurant-quality meals unrivaled in terms of quality and consistency. Our lunch menu and coffees are a great break in a day out exploring North Canterbury or try our exceptional mains presented with our dinner service - for which we've had 11 New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards.
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