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290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
+64 3-365 6066
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08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can be particular however this restaurant met all my expectations and more. Location good, mid city, old house restored, larger and smaller rooms. Pleasant staff who were efficient, and service good. The food divine, superbly cooked and presented. Wine, duck main, desert, coffee all only $37.00 under the first tables scheme. They menu was hard to pick from as... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here for a drink with a friend - I can't speak for the coffee but the smoothie I got was not what i expected. The "berry smoothie" seemed to be majority banana and yogurt, with very little in the way of berries. It was thick and gluggy, not a nice texture at all. I wouldn't go back here,... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I both had a delicious lunch he had the pasta of the day I had the kumara fritters, the fritters spicy the salad delicious, good coffee, pleasant ambience definitely worth a visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here yesterday. This place used to be a favourite of ours but sadly both the food and the service have slipped. The food used to be innovative, interesting, well cooked and excellent value. The grilled halloumi salad yesterday was very small and not worth the money at all. The smoked chicken salad was much better but still doesn't... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've traveled the world many times over and just have zero patience now for bad service. When I had to flag the server down to get my salad to be returned (it was dripping in dressing), she looked confused, took it away, but not before mumbling something to the other servers who laughed about it. She brought a new salad... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast for a large group of people was arranged in advance by pre-ordering our menu, so they could accommodate us in a tight timeframe. Very obliging. Our food started coming out within 10 minutes of our arrival (after coffee orders taken) and served in a timely manner. Substantial portions meant everyone left feeling satisfied. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals;... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited here a number of times after working night shifts for a nice breakfast. They a good tasty range of menu and cabinet food and good coffees. Since the refurbishment a few years back it has a nice open feel and there is plenty of seating inside and outside. The staff are always friendly and engaging. They have... More 

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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here on our last morning in NZ - wish we had discovered it earlier. In an old house, nicely renovated into a comfortable cafe, restaurant with very friendly staff, and a no-rush feeling as we ate breakfast and drank good coffee.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast there with my friends and it was outstanding and not very expensive at all comparatively. Good and friendly service, too.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended our night out with coffee and cake at this delightful restaurant. Great food, great coffee and attentive service which we enjoyed at one of the outdoor tables. Definitely will return here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 6066

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