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The Stables

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8039
08:00 - 16:00
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All hours
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Timaru, New Zealand
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and so glad we did. Yummo. Best ever. So good we decided to go back for tea. We got pizza. Delicious...great atmosphere and great outside seating area too.

Thank Paula F
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here recently. Very large and very nice. Really good price. Only just made it to the end of our meals. Friendly fast service. The only bad thing was my hot chocolate and my husband's flat white coffee were only just warm. Would have been better if they we're hot. But yes we would be back.

Thank Nicola G
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had a nice breakfast here - would have loved to been sitting outside - the atmosphere certainly is in the outside courtyard - in side a bit cafeteria ish.

Thank theDayz
Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The Stables was the only place we found serving lunch mid-afternoon during the off-season (May). Café located on the main street in Akaroa, with indoor and outdoor sitting. Good food – try the Roasted Pork Sandwich. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank LCWW
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

One of the rare ones to be opened on a Sunday for breakfast in winter. Food was amazing, ambience was awesome. Only reason not giving a 5 star is the free wifi wasn't working.

Thank Andrew R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We were up late morning Looking for breakfast/brunch alot of places stopped serving breakfast at 11am but stables was inviting and delicious food. Cowboy breakfast, eggs bene, seafood chowder - full of seafood! Highly recommend

Thank Jacqui R
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Lots of street appeal and very inviting courtyard. Stopped here for breakfast after checking-out of Motel. The first pleasant surprise was the menu/cost, very affordable by Akaroa standards. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered large coffees and eggs on toast for under $NZ15pp. Coffee was fantastic and eggs although basic very tasty and going on the colour probably... More 

1 Thank Londonbitter
Traralgon, Australia
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209 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Best wedges I have ever eaten in my life!!!! The nachos were pretty good too.... and both meals were HUGE!!! We could have shred 1 meal. Service was a little slow and disorganised but glad we waited.

1 Thank SharlsG
New Lambton
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492 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We must have been lucky compared to your other reviewers. We only went here for coffee , which was excellent- strong and bitter, as we like it. Service was friendly and efficient. Lovely setting in the garden. We were there before the shambling hordes from the daily cruise ship had made their way from the wharf en masse, so this... More 

Thank Gregory D
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had lunch here before going on a dolphin trip, staff were friendly, surroundings were very clean and tidy, food was good although a little high priced

Thank dianna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, European, New Zealand, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8039

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