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Brigittes Espresso Bar

209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 6150
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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08:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been here many times and it is usually awesome. On this occasion it was just not as great as ever. The staff seemed tired and not engaged but very pleasant. Coffee was average and my long black had no crema at all (this...More

Thank Clouds608
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out for a walk in the neighbourhood, so we called in for an afternoon tea after checking out other options nearby - Brigittes seemed to be the busiest cafe and we liked the decor (even though parting heavy curtains to enter felt a...More

Thank Rundlich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brigittes is a café with lots of yummy food and a chatty, happy atmosphere. My absolute favourite lunch dish is the salt and pepper squid! Delicious! Brigittes has good coffee and the sweet cake selection in the cabinet is very tempting! I really like that...More

Thank gunnfam
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The annex outdoor area with plastic sides was ideal for a late lunch get together for six of us, big enough for 2 parties to have privacy and not feel they have to leave straight after the meal. Service was very good with pre lunch...More

Thank blueeyes1955
Reviewed 26 June 2017

But Seems a bit expensive now. Not sure if the prices have gone up or others have gone down. We had a really nice brunch - nothing wrong with the quality. Or the staff who are friendly and do their job really well. So it's...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for sentimental reasons and won't be back. Whilst the service was friendly and the coffee good, the toast was burnt, mushrooms were watery, unseasoned and flavourless. The 'hash brown' was just awful. No excuse for sending out burnt toast, or bland food. My...More

Thank Ennismore72
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Still the best wee cafe in Merivale for service & delivery& for the best home made soups. I tried the new Kumera /Leek soup & it was stupendous . However Bridgets hasn't got organised in this modern world we occupy, to have installed Wi Fi...More

Thank warner392
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We didn't eat here but the coffee was great and what I did see coming out of the kitchen looked great. The decor is very cool, has an almost French vibe. The staff were all very friendly.

Thank MrsL1973
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The breakfast at Brigittes was beautiful. The barista knew her stuff and prepared perfect consistent coffees each time. The breakfasts were extremely tasty.

Thank Stavvy220
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We dropped in for lunch and it was as busy as usual, the quality they provide here is always consistent as is the quantity of each portion. This Merivale institution has been as stable as Christchurch has been unstable over the earthquake years. Its been...More

Thank AlistairAuckland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 6150
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