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Side Walk Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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72 Centennial Avenue | Alexandra, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand
+64 3-448 9021
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in New Zealand I have ever been so disappointed by a cafe. Crappy coffee and low quality food all for normal prices. Flat white was milky mess, bit of a shock after having such amazing coffee all over NZ, and the food was cheap mass produced stuff, with nothing made in house. My girlfriends chicken wrap was considerably... More 

Thank John P
Stamford, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in Alexandra for a break from driving and were not expecting much in the way of good cafes. We were wrong! Side Walk cafe is a lovely place, with tables inside and out. The coffee was good and the BLAT sandwich I had was almost a meal - I had to resort to using cutlery to eat it.

Thank sjmmarsh
Ranfurly Newzealand
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Alexandra frequently and always have lunch at the Side walk cafe they always have a large variety of things to eat there salmon roulade is really nice . The staff a very friendly and the cafe is usually very busy . They do takeaways as well coffee is nice

Thank Alyson B
Melbourne, Australia
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here in the past. Yesterday for take away coffee. Very popular for take way coffee but I had struck the morning tea break time. Coffee beans from Bruno Rossi, good flavour, temp OK and would rate this as well yesterdays from Tin Goose.

Thank GastroGaz
Alexandra, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Always good coffee here. Great service. Interesting cabinet food and breakfast menu. Enjoyed breakfast here many times. Seating inside and outside the cafe.

Thank Jen214
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Had my first cheese roll here - yum! Good service lovely food. Lots of variety on offer. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Janet H
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205 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Quick stop for coffee and was a great one. Very busy wee place on the main road. Pies looked and smelt great!

Thank G-DoggyRulz
Omakau, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A must stop for all traveling through Alexandra, The best Coffee in town, good selection of meals to cover anyone's tastes, Fast & Friendly Service

Thank BecksHotel
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went there in a stopover and had the bagels. They were of the build yourself kind and really good. Coffee great too!

Thank Franziska M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Good location and easy to find. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wide menu selection. Food arrived quickly and was nice cooked. Freshly squeezed orange juice was marvellous. However we found the café very busy with a lot of people walking past our table coming in for a takeout coffee on their way to work - a bit distracting.... More 

Thank Helen P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Centennial Avenue | Alexandra, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Alexandra
  • Phone Number: +64 3-448 9021

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