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Cafe SisMo

35 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1984
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“croque madame” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
35 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, such friendly and fun service and very satisfactory food and great coffee also. cafe sismo surprised me just how fun cafe culture can be.. The resident entertainer Gentleman Alaister (AB) always has a good yarn or a friendly idea to help you feel happy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food not bad except order wrong and one drink missing. but service appalling , would definitely not recommend or visit this cafe

Thank kittycatChristchurch
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food, delicious Latte’s, friendly service. Cute little cafe playing great soft jazz while dining.

Thank AnnH0204
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Real men eat a good hearty breakfast of bacon,sausages, eggs,mushrooms,Potatoes,tomatoes & toast at Cafe SisMo at 35 Riccarton Rd near the railway line.

Thank Alistair B
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends for breakfast and cafe . The egg Benedict’s with salmon was just right . Runing eggs accompanied by the home made hollandaise sauce was a divine . The owner is so friendly. We all enjoyed our breakfast and coffee. Thank you...More

Thank sweetsourpork
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Came here for a late breakfast/ early lunch- found it at random. Very pleased with the Croque Madame, and the bagel with avocado and tomato. Lovely friendly service.

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent French toast breakfast and latte. Exceptionally friendly and greatly appreciated that they were open during the New Years holiday when every other cafe and restaurant is closed.

Thank Jeff6801
Reviewed November 13, 2017

There was a comprehensive menu to select our breakfast from. The staff were friendly and attentive. The cafe is basic but it met our requirements for providing an enjoyable breakfast at a reasonable price. The cafe was conviently close to several motels.

Thank oldtravellerFlorida
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

For good good and service with a smile head to cafe Sismo. Owned and run by a young asian couple who really try to make their customers happy. We had the big breakfast- farm fresh eggs,tasty bacon&sausage, tomatoe,mushrooms etc etc- beautiful and yummy! Good coffee,...More

Thank Sabine C
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Lovely service and food. We came here a few years ago and experienced the same polite and efficient service along with a wholesome breakfast. The coffees were close to the best ever. Great taste, temperature and artwork! Options for either outdoor or inside tables.

Thank GS_new_horizons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1984
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