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She Universe

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79 Main Road | Governors Bay, Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
+64 3-329 9825
10:00 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite disappointed in this little cafe.. we waited far too long for someone to take our order, and ended up having to ask them if someone could see us. They then took a really long time to bring out the drinks, which missed the mark completely and to top it off they completely missed out on one of our orders,... More 

Thank Marilie v
Dundalk, Ireland
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Family visit, one child's option was forgotten about, when I'd did come out the chicken look terrible. Adults had fireman sandwich(something of this description) was not nice at all. Tasteless, cold and very sloppy. Perhaps a bad day but I don't think there's time for bad days in this day and age.

Thank JohnMen
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are superb and menu simple but easy especially when you add chocolate. Service pleasant but a little "rustic"

Thank Annettep888
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meals here are just the right size and full of delicious goodness. I had a hardy bowl of the daily soup (pumpkin / tomato) with homemade bread and a smoothie - my husband had a sandwich with just a few fries (we find that most restaurants tend to heap on the chips and you end up leaving more than... More 

Thank Sandra F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This a lovely spot. Doing a drive along the shore line on a foggy morning, this was a chance call in. Not really dressed for the occasion, but when a chocolate craving hits you, you need to address it. And this place is chocolate. This is a very pleasaing place for looks. Has a sort of upmarket Bohemian sense about... More 

Thank johnboydunedin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here whilst riding motorbikes around the bays. It is positioned to catch the early morning sun and the view from our table outside was stunning. You look out towards the harbour with treetops that don't obscure the view. The coffee was perfect. The bonus chocolate on the side was absolutely divine. Will be stopping by again !!!

Thank andimckinney
Port Macquarie, Australia
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240 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A visit for coffee, and what an indulgent occasion! Elixir (66%), chai latte and super-indulgent mocha all slid down with a purr, and Herself's beetroot chocolate cake vanished without touching the sides. Conscience is optional ... If you can find somewhere to park (Sunday morning's a popular time to visit here, it seems) it's well worth a visit.

Thank BPinOz
Rolleston, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing views whilst enjoying a nice lunch. Enjoyed the venison ribs with chocolate sauce, and fish n chips.. had to buy some chocolates from the store.. smells so amazing! Thank you for great food and service with a smile 🙂

Thank explore-wine-dine
Christchurch, New Zealand
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

On reading some reviews we were skeptical but so pleased we tried This cafe. The service was 100%, the food very good and the chocolate which we had with our tea and also to takeaway well worth it. Good value, lovely staff who were really pleasant and friendly. Would recommend.

Thank jan_evans
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Make your way on the coast road and you will find this cafe that makes and celebrates all things chocolate. Have the hot chocolate and a slice of cake. The staff we talked to assured us that chocolate and cream are officially good for you!

Thank Kevin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Main Road | Governors Bay, Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Lyttelton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-329 9825

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