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165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8522
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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new zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a busy Saturday morning and we where lucky to get a table for 7 of us had to queue to order but where amazed how quickly our coffees came out then soon after our delicious breakfasts! Everyone had something different and we where all happy with the food and the service was friendly and efficient would go... More 

Thank NewZealandMichelle
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went with partner for brunch, it gets really busy! So I advise going before 10 am or afte the lunch rush.. unless you don't mind sitting outside, just rug up! (In winter anyway). Was great sitting outside in the summer. It's busy because the food is amazing, big portions, and really tasty. Friendly staff too and really good coffee.

Thank Chiara L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Read the reviews and thought we'd try for Sunday brekkie. Was about half full at 9.00 am. Old warehouse feel with exposed ceiling and beams and lots of plywood walls. Variety of mismatch tables and chairs to add some quirkyness to the decor. Friendly greeting when we arrived and told to find a seat, choose our food and then order... More 

Thank Ged C
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had breakfast here twice in the past month both times food was exceptional, nutritous, and fresh. We had the Desayuno de Mexico which was gr8. Today we had Stacey's Stack and Black Betty's Big Breakfast. All gr8 tasting and good sized portions. So refreshing to get real food that is cooked perfectaly and garnished with flair. They have... More 

Thank Wendy R
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great place to take family. Food is excellent but may take a little while to come out. If you're into Coffee, then the selections will be pleasing :) Get in early, because this place fills up quick! Also parking is very limited.

Thank CatchFour20s
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cafe and friendly staff. So many coffee options. Great vibes and environment. Food is great. Smashed Avo 👌

Thank ryanmO9926IV
Christchurch, New Zealand
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442 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured here around 9am on a Sunday morning and even at that time the place was filling up. Excellent big breakfast and Bacon and Eggs option. A definite institution in the CBD.

Thank TheSnakebite
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited here before our road trip out of Christchurch this morning. It was our last breaky in Christchurch and it was so delicious. I love being in a full cafe with a great vibe, the locals who work in the area were in a big line ready for there morning coffee, and the service was excellent... More 

Thank Taylor B
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great place for veggie breakfast with a quirky setting. Not too far away from the city. The inside is quite big and they even have outdoor seating for a sunny day

Thank Pavni L
Westport, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is the second time in 6 weeks we have been here for brekkie/brunch the staff are friendly efficient and the food is spot on, keep up the great work.

Thank kleo73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 8522

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