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Cafe Metro

corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (4 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“great coffee” (8 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 19 August 2016

Cafe Metro has beautiful fresh healthy food there gluten free vegetarian muffins are to die for they have selection of salads,and baked goods lovely atmosphere to dine inside or out. Plenty of off street parking. Friendly helpful staff great coffee an all round great cafe...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Well placed in the heart of Merivale. As you walk in through the wooden double doors the setting and ambience complements the decor impeccably. Unfortunately that's all that's positive about Cafe Metro. The service is poor to say the least and the staff that served...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Like a wee oasis along Papanui Rd (nearer City end) with brilliant food and great coffee. Really friendly and helpful staff who are very welcoming. Not big but has comfortable indoor seating at tables, couch style and bar leaner. Also outdoor seating at front with...More

Thank noporkies
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Still waiting for the girl at the till to look at me and smile. Bland food didn't help either. Coffee was ok. The table service was the saving grace

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 June 2016

have been calling in for years for coffee and food and it has always been a favourite of mine in CHCH , on a cold frosty morning with the sun just coming thru you cant beat a hot coffee with a bacon and egg croisant

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a regular haunt. Great cabinet food, is lovely, great selection and the sweet treats are worth the visit. Best Afghan biscuits ever!

Thank Chchohboy
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Often pop in for a quick takeaway coffee. Service is really good and iced chocolates, hot chocolates and coffees are always consistently good. When sitting in the atmosphere is pleasant, busy wee cafe. Lovely location.

Thank Phonse-Charolette
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I had breakfast here the other morning my muffin was excellent I must say and the toast was a lovely bread and the jam was great too with chunks in it...Great tasting food basic but super tasty

Thank Jodie803
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I stayed in a hotel nearby and came here for breakfast. Hands down, the best muffin I've ever had...chocked full of berries. Also, the coffee is Melbourne standard. Will be back each time I go to Chch.

Thank Outdoor_liv
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I am never disappointed with the food here and we enjoyed a pie and an omelet stuffed with mushrooms and bacon. i was a little surprised that there was no garnish with either dish. The Portuguese tarts with coffee finished off our lunch nicely. We...More

Thank 536JillM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 3554462
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