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Little river cafe

Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here and we were so glad we did. Coffee was great, service friendly and the treats were tasty. Caramelised onion and feta muffins and the gooey orange cake was sensational. The giftware is lovely too although it was very expensive.

Thank Glammaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Friday 08/09/2017 I took 5 disabled ( on walking frames ) and 2 caregivers to this café, the café was not busy at 11.40 when we arrived This was a very special trip for these people, an outing not always available to them. We...More

Thank nzgrande2009
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This one stop shop offers plenty, stock up on essentials at the store end, have breakfast, lunch or coffee in the cafe that has a great selection of food. Don't leave without taking a stroll through the art gallery as it is full of treasures....More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was looking forward to this break in our travels and was not disappointed! It has changed since I last was there ages ago and it has improved if that was possible. The addition on the art gallery and supply store is wonderful. Had the...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Although I don't care for sweet scones and rarely buy scones as I think I make better scones than I've ever tasted at any cafe or bakery. However, at my friend's insistence I ordered one. Best scone I've ever bought. Not just a date scone...More

Thank DP2610
Reviewed 4 June 2017

After a long ride from Christchurch we were really looking forward to having a delicious and healthy lunch, and that is exactly what we got. Beautiful food on display. Quick and friendly service. Just perfect!

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed another relaxing lunch & excellent coffee. Cafe is a great place to take a break. Carrot cake was delicious. Excellent art gallery to wander after lunch makes this place extra special.

Thank evman00
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A few friends and I went out for brekky on a Saturday morning. I ordered the nut seed bread (that normally comes with mushrooms) but didn't want them so they offered to replace it with bacon AND an extra egg. The bread was so good...More

Thank intrepidsophie
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We came here quite a few times & we can't fault a single thing. There is such a range of different food and drinks. The staff were so friendly and helped me decide what I wanted as I'm quite a fussy eater. The coffee was...More

Thank Ruthbeth
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is actually my local cafe now and I always enjoy eating here. The carrot cake is divine... coffee always good, friendly service and lots to look at

Thank John_Barb2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Christchurch to Akaroa highway, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
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