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Brigittes Espresso Bar

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209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 6150
09:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coffee. Tick Staff. Tick (I miss you Lucy) Cabinet sweet treats. Tick Menu options. Tick Quality of everything. Tick Tick. I am here every morning and sometimes for lunch. Thank you Nicola and Megan for adding something good to my mornings.

Thank LouBLoo50
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast. Had the eggs Benedict and a chocolate milk shake. Eggs Benedict was exceptional and the service was brilliant.

Thank Angus F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a family brunch, nice outdoor area. Easy to get to in Merivale good value for money good choices from breakfast to lunch

Thank bjklwalker
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

These guys know about service and style. The cafe is lovely. we went for breakfast, lovely service, lovely decor, clean, and the food was so fresh and lovely, I could have stayed there all day.

Thank Photochicknz
Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We ate here twice during our trip to NZ. The breakfasts were amazing and the service was great. It was always very busy, but that did not impact on the service nor the quality of food at all! Would definitely return again if I could!

Thank Blank_Expressionism
New Zealand
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A quick afternoon meeting with some friends, place was a bit untidy I thought and could have done with a tidy up after the lunch time rush. My fruit tea was weak and had no flavour at all even though I brewed it for ages wished I had ordered something else. Staff were pleasant enough but would I return? I... More 

Thank truekiwiNewZealand
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Bridget's do a wonderful Big Breakfast - sometimes you go and have one of those naughty lovely big breakfasts and wonder whether it will come out with lots of glistening fat and misplaced food on the plate. Not at this cafe. Mushrooms, hashbrowns, sausages, bright yellow poached eggs, sourdough bread, tomatoe, 2-3 slices of non greasy bacon, all placed attractively... More 

Thank locarnogardens
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I really love going here for brunch and lunch. The eggs Benedict is one of the best (with Salmon) and the Salt and Pepper Squid with cashews is always good. Can be a little noisy but great to be outdoors in the summer.

Thank AliAllsop
Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

One of the tastiest breakfasts and great coffee to go with it.Good range of choices and plenty of gluten free options.

Thank Karen B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had lunch earlier this week and found the food absolutely yummeee. Great atmosphere and service as well, made for a well satisfied group of six. Always busy, but the staff spread their smiles to us all on a somewhat cold but sunny day. Will be back.

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?