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Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
+64 3-382 8599
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16a Beach Road, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I would rarely write a bad review, but on this occasion I feel I have to make an exception. We have enjoyed visiting the Beach Cafe on many different occasions both for meals or just a coffee break (it has re-opened again with new management...More

2  Thank Joan M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Went there with my friend for coffee and a sunday lunch as we had been there before for coffee & snacks..the food cabinet was dirty, hardly any food in it and it looked old, crinkly dirty paper menus, owner was walking around with a mouthful...More

2  Thank sweetthing666
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Great location only a minutes walk from the beach. Lots of options on menu and dog friendly. Service and coffee wasn’t the best but not the worst either! I’d go back.

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We had a very disappointing lunch here. The food was quite expensive, and the prices did not reflect an increase in quality compared to other cafes we've been to in Christchurch. We wanted some tomato sauce to go with our chips, but were charged an...More

2  Thank Rwc142014
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This is the Second time I have been back since new ownership and as I stood at the counter and ordered I could see the chef looking at me not very amused, then when my order went through he exclaimed 'f*ck!' The first time I...More

1  Thank RedheadRebel
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took our 20 year old son out for brunch on a very hot December morning. When we arrived at the Beach Cafe we had to park some distance away, as lots of people had headed to the beach - but we...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I came here with my partner last Sunday for brunch and it was amazing. I had the eggs Benedict with bacon while he had the big breakfast and we both rated it 10/10. Will definitely be returning!

Thank Samarah007
Reviewed 4 January 2018

After yet another change in ownership things started to look up for this well situated cafe, the first time (after the most recent change in ownership) the service was pleasant and the food was reasonable however the following two visits were terrible - the most...More

2  Thank Chloe A
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I rang the Beach Cafe as I realised I had a voucher which expired on that day. I was unhappy that the cafe had once again changed hands. I spoke to the manager and she very kindly honoured our voucher so my husband and I...More

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been here 3 times in the past couple of weeks for coffee & food after giving up on this cafe due to very poor service & it never being open. What an amazing difference! It now has very friendly & welcoming service, great coffee...More

1  Thank Nikki B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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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