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Beach Cafe

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16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-382 8599
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09:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 04:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow, what has happened Beach Cafe?! This used to be a really reliable place to go, child safe and friendly with some delicious, 'different' food. Today we experienced lukewarm coffee, the wrong tea (happily replaced though), mediocre fish (fish and chips) and the children's meals came quite a while after the adults meals. However, the pea, mint and halloumi fritters... More 

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Thank Dave P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tend to like the Beach Cafe because it is dog friendly. But over the last few months, the standard of service and quality has fallen considerably. No longer do staff keep an eye out for who arrives in the patio area - offering to take orders and fill water bowls for dogs. By 3 pm on a Sunday afternoon,... More 

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Thank DaisysMum_11
Christchurch
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lukewarm weak coffee, inedible food, dirty salad greens, old sad piece of tomato and some huge chunks of cucumber and no dressing - supposedly a salad. The service was terrible, the meals came out 10 mins apart. I didn't eat mine as it smelled and tasted weird and seemed like it had been reheated numerous times. I couldn't actually determine... More 

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Thank GROOVW
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing so much about this "lovely" beach located cafe I thought it'd be a great place to have brunch with my son. Unfortunately we were both very disappointed - the decor was very dated, old and grubby. Service was less than average, staff were having a great "chat" instead of attending to customers. The food was nothing spectacular -... More 

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1 Thank Norelly J
Gosport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and couldn't believe such a place existed. Relaxing atmosphere, with the option of indoor or outdoor dining. Good choice of food, at very reasonable prices and HUGE portions. Too full to have dessert, but it looked lush, with an excellent selection. Nice friendly staff, who took the time to talk and make you welcome. A nice place... More 

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Thank Sally R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend popped in for lunch, seated quickly and drinks offered. Food was great! Good portion sizes. Service was lovely and attentive. Clean cafe. Would recommend! Thanks again for a lovely lunch. Will be back :)

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Thank Stacey S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this cafe before and was looking forward to meeting friends. Menu did not have a lot of choice for brunch and out of what was there I chose the Belgian waffles - they came a little hard and my banana and bacon was swimming in maple syrup. Coffee was OK though could have been hotter - friends too... More 

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1 Thank Lesley W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Out for brunch - 10 of us. Very friendly but needed reminding about drinks and meals not delivered. Food was pretty average if I'm honest.

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1 Thank Janice W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The food is entirely average. Eggs were hard, I'm sure poached are meant to be runny. Burger was flavorless. Food came out luke warm. The geneal running of the place is terrible. You arrive to dirty uncleared tables. Waiting 15mins to have the table cleaned and coffee ordered, half an hour for a coffee to arrive (in a half empty... More 

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1 Thank Corey C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Sorry Beach Cafe, but you lost our service today. Waiting 10 mins for Acknowledgement that we would like to eat is too long to stand in front of your area. In fact your staff avoided eye contact with the three of us. No matter we headed away and got a great welcome and service at another place.

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1 Thank Jacqui F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 04:00
Monday
09:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 04:00
Thursday
09:00 - 04:00
Friday
09:00 - 04:00
Saturday
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16a Beach Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-382 8599

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