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Beach Cafe

16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
+64 3-382 8599
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“hash browns” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We came here because if the location and the menu sounded nice. Sat for over 30 minutes waiting for someone to take drinks order and then went to bar to order. Then sat for another 30 minutes waiting for someone else to take our food...More

Thank Karyn Y
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

No menu, just crummy cabinet food. Coffee was very poor. Service was slovenly. Hard to find a clean table. A real shame to see what used to be an oasis of quality in the east gone so dramatically down hill. A great disappointment.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

family went for brunch sunday 11am.arrived at reception and ignored while a waiter wandered around with a couple of glasses looking for someone to give it to.sat at table for ages with no service.had to keep asking for wi-fi password.finally got coffee and it was...More

Thank sidneyChristchurch
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We've been regulars at the Beach Cafe over the years as it's our local cafe. My husband and I decided to have brunch here a couple of Saturdays ago but it wasn't quite the same as our usual experience. Our coffees were good but the...More

Thank Bonstar78
Reviewed 12 June 2017

MG Car Club Canterbury booking of 22 people, many who walked across to the beach to see the sunrise after ordering coffee. Staff kept pace with those coming and going and no one got a cold coffee. Not the easiest group to cater for given...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I lovely feel to the cafe, you could stay here all day long! Super service, great food and very affordable - my cycling friend pop in here all the time!

Thank dehek
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Have given it a few goes because it's so close, haven't been overly impressed at any stage. Loong wait times and forgot things we ordered which we then had to go up and ask for. Staff were pleasant enough but wouldn't plan to come back...More

Thank Ariana E
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived for a late lunch and found it to be still rather busy. We were quickly taken to a table and orders were taken. Service was timely and prodessional. Food was also delicious.

Thank HelenP03
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We booked a table for 7, upon arriving a table in the court yard was cleared for us. The staff member informed us that they would be back with a menu. But after 20 minutes we still hadn’t seen one so one was asked for...More

Thank Jessica_nz2
Reviewed 4 April 2017

To be fair to the staff at the Beach, we called in for coffees and something sweet. It was busy at the time and we were warned of a 15 to 20 minutes wait when we arrived at the front of the queue. Fair enough!...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-382 8599
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