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Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
+64 3-382 8599
09:00 - 04:00
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Orinda, California, United States
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158 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice lunch here, great view, and really good service. Enjoyed the cheese souffle. Good salads also.

Thank Virginia R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like pizza you must get to Beach cafe , outstanding and friendly service , good wine selection , definitely worth a look .

Thank 745carl
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visiting and it looked brilliant. Its a shame the service was a real let down. ordered food and waited almost an hour, we noticed people who ordered after us were receiving there food so we went up and asked and only then did we receive it. Asked for water 5 times and each time was told there was... More 

Thank hayleymccall10
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New management again and now it is good again, and even some of the previous staff are back too! Loved my waffles, they were divine. Keep it up guys and welcome back

Thank RedheadRebel
Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caught up with a friend here for breakfast. We chose a cosy corner so we can have a private chat and ordered our food and drinks. The service was a bit slow on that morning but overall nice. We had waffles and muesli and that was ok. Would come back here.

Thank Steeephie
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast was average for the price paid. The beach cafe breakfast is good, nice fresh toast , perfect poached eggs, okay bacon, nice sausages. The idea of a house made hash brown is good, but very heavy to eat, beans in that tomato puree not great. Eggs benedict were good. Coffees were nice and served quickly, meals took about... More 

Thank dudeinnz
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I absolutely love going to the Beach Cafe , especially for brunch. Their meals are to die for - beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. They use Free range eggs and vegetarian options. There is both indoor and outdoor seating and best of all , dogs are welcome. This is my favourite place to go for brunch. The coffee is... More 

Thank Joy A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Met up with two friends for brunch at the Beach Cafe. We each brought our dogs. Great all weather seating areas, bowls of water for the dogs. The food was excellent. One friend even ordered a couple of sausages for her dog. Think we'll make this our fave meeting spot.

1 Thank jeannette444
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went here to meet a friend for a drink and a snack. The service was terrible. Absolutely terrible. Waited for ages in the queue to order. It was the same the following three times we went to the counter. Waited 25 minutes for bagels to arrive (how long does it take to put salmon and cheese on a bagel?); when... More 

Thank Jackie T
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This informal cafe 50m from the beach in New Brighton is informal and a great place for coffee after a swim. The breakfasts are very good with the kids being particularly fond of Belgian Waffles. The menu is comprehensive, the service efficient and the staff friendly. The large outside seating area is great in the sun

1 Thank Tony B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-382 8599

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