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67 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8774
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Forster, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on return from our Akaroa Dolphins harbour cruise. We both had a "small" sausage roll each - about 75x75x50mm! (I believe the large is twice the size!) Friendly staff and plenty of tables both in and out on the sidewalk overlooking the harbour.

Thank Bob T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Pies, and bakery style food. Can recommend if you are short on time. Fairly small, so getting a table could be problematic

Thank DHC2-Man
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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384 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a wide ranfe of sweet and savoury options for breakfast, with a decided French twist. The service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Lee S
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101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here twice when staying in Akaroa. The place was always busy but staff very pleasant, food good & excellent coffee !

Thank Sedateskier
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We bought a veggy bagel to share between two of us a large piece of cake and a large drink. Hot bagel cut in half was plenty but they had lots of choice for a lunch on the quay front. Good service and value for the money

Thank old_romantics_2000
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place reminds me of the inn keepers from Les Miserables. They charge at every nook and cranny. Whether it's 80 cents extra for a double shot of coffee (doubles are standard just about everywhere else) or more for a takeaway (takeaways are cheaper just about everywhere else). So $6.10 for a tepid, weak, cup of coffee. This would be... More 

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Markham, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Just great coffee and pastry fresh daily. Locals are there every morning. The place is packed when cruise ships come in. Very friendly staff!

Thank HarveySenior
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A morning coffee and cake after our walk, very nice indeed. We sat outside, just a few tables, but very enjoyable overlooking the harbour.

Thank robertmansfield
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Had a salmon bagel, it's was ok, could have had more cream cheese. They toasted it like most cafes do to hide how fresh it is. Also had a chicken pie, which looked like it had bacon in it to boost the flavour. Service was good. What you might expect for a cafe, ok, maybe slightly better than most.

Thank classicchch
Ningi, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Have a coffee or treat - (complimentary toffee cookies amazing) along the foreshore of Akaroa's bay. If the girls didn't have to cope with the arrival of Legend of the Seas (including us) they may have taking us for a tour of their town. So friendly - food amazing - service cant be faulted

Thank bee777red

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8774

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