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Fava

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235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-337 3282
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with friends for brunch. Fava was really busy but our food and coffees actually came out in good time. I had a bagel but the avocado was sold out ... however, the waitress was really accommodating and replaced the avo with something equally as delicious. Coffee was good quality. Next time I think I would try the vegan polenta... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food lovely atmosphere we come here often after slogging it out on our bikes on rapaki track

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Thank Rachel S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

As a vegan it's difficult to find good vegan food in Chch. Fava have a Vegan Special plus of course main stream food. The Vegan Special as awesome and I would LOVE the recipe for their polenta - It was sensational. All the food there looked fresh and tasty and the staff were really professional in a casual way and... More 

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Thank Cheryl Burton
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A great place for breakfast with friends. Relaxed atmosphere. Outdoor area was great on a warm summer morning. Very friendly service, adequate menu selection & well presented.

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Thank Jocelyn W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Our new local cafe and really pleased it is! All the staff are really friendly, the cafe has good decor and the selection of food on offer was quite large. My eggs benedict was very good. Poached to perfection, lovely hollandaise sauce and crisp fresh bread. My friend had the big breakfast which came with a huge potato cake and... More 

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Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch, great menu selection. After taking about 5minutes to decide I choose the vegan option which consisted of polenta, spinach, mushrooms, grilled tomato, and hummus. With the help of the waitress I ordered a freshly made juice which was delicious. Good service, yummy food, busy cafe. Would go back.

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Thank genevievekNZL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of food, we had tea, coffee and cabinet food, all very nice. Friendly staff and very efficient service, despite being busy. Which is much appreciated when you have two young children waiting for hot chocolate! Will definitely be back. Thank you!

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Thank Dave P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Stopped in for breakfast with half a dozen friends and sat outside in their nice courtyard on a sunny morning. The staff were very personable and fun. The Iced coffee I ordered was delicious, though slightly pricey at $6. The Bagel with Bacon, Cream cheese, avocado tomato and pesto was also absolutely delicious and didn't skimp on any of the... More 

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Thank FazNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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216 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were extremely helpful and the food arrived really quickly. I ordered the warm roast veg salad with chicken and I throughly enjoyed it, in fact it kept me going all day, very filling. Coffee good and a nice time had by all.

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Thank NZSwanns
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Couldn't get served by the staff on duty - it was not busy - so left. This cafe is in a lovely suburb and nice lily fitted out - but would not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-337 3282

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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?