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Cafe Metro

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Like a wee oasis along Papanui Rd (nearer City end) with brilliant food and great coffee. Really friendly and helpful staff who are very welcoming. Not big but has comfortable indoor seating at tables, couch style and bar leaner. Also outdoor seating at front with wind blinds if need. Handy to many local accommodation places.

Thank noporkies
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Still waiting for the girl at the till to look at me and smile. Bland food didn't help either. Coffee was ok. The table service was the saving grace

Thank Chris H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

have been calling in for years for coffee and food and it has always been a favourite of mine in CHCH , on a cold frosty morning with the sun just coming thru you cant beat a hot coffee with a bacon and egg croisant

Thank kyoshikiwi
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a regular haunt. Great cabinet food, is lovely, great selection and the sweet treats are worth the visit. Best Afghan biscuits ever!

Thank Chchohboy
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Often pop in for a quick takeaway coffee. Service is really good and iced chocolates, hot chocolates and coffees are always consistently good. When sitting in the atmosphere is pleasant, busy wee cafe. Lovely location.

Thank Phonse-Charolette
Napier, New Zealand
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234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I had breakfast here the other morning my muffin was excellent I must say and the toast was a lovely bread and the jam was great too with chunks in it...Great tasting food basic but super tasty

Thank Jodie803
Albury, New Zealand
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I stayed in a hotel nearby and came here for breakfast. Hands down, the best muffin I've ever had...chocked full of berries. Also, the coffee is Melbourne standard. Will be back each time I go to Chch.

Thank Outdoor_liv
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I am never disappointed with the food here and we enjoyed a pie and an omelet stuffed with mushrooms and bacon. i was a little surprised that there was no garnish with either dish. The Portuguese tarts with coffee finished off our lunch nicely. We live in a small country town where nearly all the cafes welcome their guests in... More 

Thank 536JillM
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Visit this place a lot from work. Always great coffee and a range of food. Love the Berry muffins and the salmon bagels. Parking is a bit of a nightmare so best to walk!

Thank Lisa255118
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I'm gluten free so I like the rice paper chicken rolls which are Asian style. The coffee's great and the atmosphere is pleasant (newspaper/magazines, not too big, some outdoor seating, pleasant staff).

Thank quietisnice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 3554462

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