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$$ - $$$Cafe, , European
235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-337 3282
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“polenta” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fava was once one of my favourite cafe's but two recent visits were disappointing. I ordered mushroom soup which was gritty and the bread was plain and dry. Previously I ordered a panini which lacked substance, flavour and seasoning. One colleague ordered a scone which...More

Thank Robyn V
Reviewed 14 August 2017

travelling across town to café fava as a destination disappointed - asked if there was still hot food - response kitchen closed - no very sorry we are now closed only cabinet food - this followed a no greeting - order an espresso & waited...More

Thank jaymaybee
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I think that the only reason why this café does so well is for its excellent location, both to the locals but also for those that have been out exploring the Port Hills. Décor needs a bit of love. Coffee and food are average. Staff...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I came in here for a coffee a few weeks ago with my grandma who was visiting. The vibe is lovely, coffees were delicious, and the staff gave us little dishes with tasters for some of their slices. The staff were amazing - cheerful, bubbly,...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee today. Really friendly an chatty service. Good flat whites. Nice ambience about the place and 'other peoples' food looked yummy. Also very dog friendly.. I noticed a waitress providing water for dog at outside table. Got to revisit this...More

Thank Hartshay
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I love fava! The coffee is delicious and the food is fantastic. I love that every time I go in the staff greet me really kindly and they also remember me. They go out of their way to make my experience a good one and...More

Thank Britta U
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends for brunch. Fava was really busy but our food and coffees actually came out in good time. I had a bagel but the avocado was sold out ... however, the waitress was really accommodating and replaced the avo with something equally as...More

Thank Sluggfi
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food lovely atmosphere we come here often after slogging it out on our bikes on rapaki track

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

As a vegan it's difficult to find good vegan food in Chch. Fava have a Vegan Special plus of course main stream food. The Vegan Special as awesome and I would LOVE the recipe for their polenta - It was sensational. All the food there...More

Thank Cheryl Burton
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A great place for breakfast with friends. Relaxed atmosphere. Outdoor area was great on a warm summer morning. Very friendly service, adequate menu selection & well presented.

Thank Jocelyn W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-337 3282
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