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HarBar Beachfront Cafe

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8889
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish bites” (7 reviews)
“calamari” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pros; - lovely restaurant - on the sea - easily accessible - seafood platter was great - good selection of drinks Cons: - none specific, slightly crowded at the time

Thank aschopra06
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a real find. Just a small bar on the seafront in Akaroa but very friendly with s good selection of Mac’s beers and great good. The standard fish and chips is excellent but try the fish taco’s - really good. A great place...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast, had avo on toast and tomato on toast, unfortunately the toast was only cooked on one side which spoilt the meals and the avo tasted like processed avocado not fresh. Coffee tasted good but wasn’t hot enough. Maybe the eggs would have...More

1  Thank Amanzi888
Reviewed 1 week ago

The greatest place to relax. Enjoy a cold drink, share some of the great snacks and a pizza while overlooking the harbour. Excellent.

Thank Flemming B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbeatable view across the harbour, nice laid back vibe, food good and reasonably priced, good range boutique beers. Must stop on you visit.

Thank FergusMc2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Akaroa late in the day on Waitangi Day. Much to our surprise a lot was closed. However, the HarBar was open and we decided to give it a shot. Glad we did! It was cold and they only had bar type seating inside,...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice n relaxed friendly spot with visitors and residents all mixed up enjoying the superb views, great fresh food, abeers and wines. The long Macs ice cold hoppy beer just the thing on a hot cloudless day, recovering after a walk along to...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know what they say location location location!! Right on the water great atmosphere happy hour well priced and although we didn’t eat the food looked delicious. Only down side was all the smokers. A pity they can’t make it non smoking.

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee is good and croissant was dry. The staff could be more friendly. Nice view Their sandwich look very good

Thank wywy34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a coffee and a treat...tasty and a nice place to chill out for a bit...the views are great. Service a bit slow, considering it was not very busy.

Thank Sofia H
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16 April 2017|
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Response from Shane g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help - must say it's not something I look for.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8889
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