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Black Betty Cafe

165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8522
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“avocado smash” (14 reviews)
“layer cake” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited on a Friday morning around 9.30. The cafe was warm and busy with an industrial feel. Despite how busy it was the food was delivered really quickly. My husband's big breakfast was tasty, hot and managed to fill him. His only criticism was...More

Thank andimckinney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place from an online suggestion. This was our first stop for coffees on our way out of Christchurch, and it was super popular, and we loved the look of the food. On our last day, we had to come for breakfast. Cool...More

Thank s4mu3l_dee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my nan here for breakfast on our first day in Christchurch upon the recommendation of Google. Wasn't disappointed. A nice big space, interesting decor. The glass tables with nicknacks inside were a nice touch. Who would've known I'd see a photo of Robert Rakete...More

Thank gatekepa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Black Betty Cafe is outstanding. Their menu is fantastic with a good variety of options, many with a unique twist that set this place apart from your average cafe. The quality of food and coffee is excellent, and the whole place has a great vibe...More

Thank MysteryGuest70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great vibe here, the food was amazing! My 9 year old son and I would eat breakfast here every week.

Thank Amelia H
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Staff was super friendly and food was delicious. We both had Stacy’s Stack -egg, potato hash, spinach, mushrooms, tomato, bacon, holly, and pesto. It was even better than I thought it would be. I would definitely come back here when in town.

Thank flutterby06
Reviewed April 15, 2018

All the baristas need to be retrained in how to not burn coffee. They don't just burn it. They burn the milk too, which I really don't understand how. Tried a mocha a few times from here and every time I can't taste burnt coffee...More

Thank Xavier Z
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit. We went as a group of 10 for brunch. I was surprised that they didn’t take bookings but equally surprised at the effort the staff went to to move tables and chairs around to create a table of 10 when...More

Thank frankiethe
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Huge brunch fan and this didn’t quite cut it. My boyfriend asked for no tomato source and his dish had it on. I went for eggs Benedict and the source, which make the dish, was a let down! Coffee was good.

Thank charotte w
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This is our favourite coffee shop to go to. This place is awesome with the best coffee i have had in Christchurch, the food is also fantastic and the choices from the menu or cabinet are delicious. The staff are brilliant and atmosphere here is...More

Thank Dave A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 8522
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