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Ilam Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-351 4414
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christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a number of times as live within 500m. I just want to write a great review and say the experience, coffee and value is great - but I can't. This is the worst coffee I've ever experienced. It is very weak and I often wonder if they always serve half strength coffees. The cost is generally at... More 

Thank Gareth O
Oamaru, New Zealand
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was there with a friends for 2 hours and wow - so many folk came, drank, ate, stayed on or went bout their business. A very popular venue. We enjoyed the hot drinks and food. All served with a smile.

Thank TwoTravellers34
Christchurch, New Zealand
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This has been a once a week regular coffee stop for may years. the coffee is always good, although sometimes there is a bit of a wait as this café is very busy. Great atmosphere and a handy location.

Thank philippagoile
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Had an enjoyable lunch, plenty of it. Staff were disinterested in us. The drinks were slow in coming.

Thank Anne0705
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this place after one of our favourite Cafes went a bit downhill in our food expectations. The coffee was very good and the creamy mushrooms were excellent. Lots of mushrooms (with bacon) of various sizes and a very generous portion. My mouth is watering just thinking back to the experience. They even have free WIFI. The... More 

Thank Channon R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I love this cafe. I give it a 5 for overall excellency. I can see why it's the locals' favourite cafe. The coffee is always really good (only one time I was disappointed out of many many times I've been there), I've only had their sweets from the cabinet but they are very delicious, friendly staff, nice and spacious with... More 

Thank Raspberry153
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We frequent this cafe at least once a week and were very disappointed on our last visit. We arrived at 9.50 Saturday ordered food and coffee and then waited and waited we finally got our coffees after 20+minutes our food came out 10 minutes after that for 2 of us and we had finished eating before the last meal arrived!... More 

Thank Mia G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Went here with family for lunch on Sunday. I have been here a number of times, but not for about a year. I had a squid dish which came with salad and a chilli sauce. What was disappointing was that it was just the frozen battered squid (calamari) you get from the supermarket. So it was just fried and served... More 

Thank ptbabe
Hokitika, New Zealand
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Last week while in Christchurch I was privileged to have a nice lunch with a friend at Crisp cafe in Ilam road.For a modest $18.50 I had a lovely steak hamburger with a beautiful salad .It was lovely !! The coffee was nice as well The waiter Ryan was very polite and friendly.Excellent customer service!!! Bon Appetit!! Andrew

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I was visiting a friend and it was pouring with rain so we went looking for a spot to sit and chat. Good food and coffee was an essential requirement. We found both those elements, along with friendly efficient service and a comfy spacious area to relax in. The cafe was very busy throughout the couple of hours that we... More 

Thank Raewyn7150

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ilam Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-351 4414

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