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Black Betty Cafe

165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8522
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“avocado smash” (13 reviews)
“layer cake” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a coffee snob, I love finding new cafes with good coffee. I found good coffee today 😊 Worth a visit. The staff are super friendly and the food is good as well.

Thank Dyxj R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this place while driving through the city and decided to stop in for breakfast. We had the big vegetarian breakfast, bacon and eggs and roast mushroom and haloumi. Their prices range from $13 - $21 with majority of them being around $19.50. The portions...More

Thank D_N_A_1410
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Black Betty’s is one of the best places in CHC to have breakfast! Always booming with people. Amazing accommodating staff and the best quality food! Bacon buttys are delicious

Thank desireeskylennon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it can get very busy and the queue at the counter to order, long. However, the coffee's usually worth the wait, the food is as good as anywhere and the staff switched-on and efficient. There's a certain alluring ambience at Black Bettys that makes...More

Thank Old V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

13 people attended this cafe on 4-11-17. I had organised a group to do so. It was very busy, indicative I feel, of a lively and buzzing place to dine at. We weren't disappointed! The food was absolutely delicious, I had an omelette which wasn't...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic brunch and great sized portions! Quirky inside decor, very nice coffee abd great stop to eat.

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Love their breakfast, especially the Mexican breakfast currently on the menu. Creative and carefully prepared. Try the potato layer cake. Lots of fun coffee options (e.g., siphon). They take their food and coffee seriously. Awesome staff! The place is often busy, but they're really efficient...More

Thank feathershy
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This ever busy, ever popular retro cafe is a must try for coffee. They also offer several ways of making the coffee from which you can choose. I always enjoy a latte style so have only chosen the expresso method to date. Whatever you choose,...More

1  Thank Barry5252
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Decided to go here for lunch, not really a lunch kind of cafe we found out. The menu is many suited for breakfast/brunch. My partner enjoyed his eggs bene. I on the other hand got some food from out of the cabinet and it was...More

Thank jordynpom
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Really great coffee and food, neat setting and atmosphere. It was quite busy when we arrived but service was super fast! I really enjoyed the Betty's Granola.

Thank 917waynen
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 8522
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