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209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 6150
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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154 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dropped in for lunch and it was as busy as usual, the quality they provide here is always consistent as is the quantity of each portion. This Merivale institution has been as stable as Christchurch has been unstable over the earthquake years. Its been here for a long time and they know hospitality, its not flashy its just good... More 

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Thank AlistairAuckland
Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Our regular go to place for weekend brunch. Not let down again. Great food, wonderful setting and superb service. Thoroughly recommended

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Thank TrevorMcNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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240 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We met friends for coffee and scones. The surroundings were lovely and the service excellent. Overall it was a great visit.

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Thank 911deb
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We went there to celebrate a birthday breakfast. Great service, food, lovely hot coffee. Mid range in pricing, good variety on the menu.

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Thank strawbale08
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Can't believe I haven't heard about this place previously. Lovely outdoor setting, friendly helpful service, and the tasting platter is massive and saves you the whole tedious decision making process. Via the platter we tried the Thai beef, lamb, and haloumi salads (the latter possibly won that round) plus an assortment of other goodies.

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Thank Nicole G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Tasty but seems poorly sized, especially for the price. French toast was ok but....thin fatty bacon- lots of fat, little meat and only just cooked. French toast was cold in middle and could've had a bit more cinnamon. Other meals were ok but again, could have been more bang for buck. Nice OJ, long black good. It was nice but... More 

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Thank discomonkey70
new zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Fabulously large cake, great for sharing & good coffee. Was takeaway so didn't stay long but the space was warm and cosy and the staff friendly.

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Thank kiwi-nzer
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134 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I live very close to Brigitte's but have never thought to pop in. We were surprised it had taken us this long to find this gem. For me, this cafe is second to none in Christchurch. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. A must visit!

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Thank Cheryl B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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292 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Came for breakfast and enjoyed it. Nice eggs benny and pancakes. Good service with a smile. The waitress remembered who ordered what (4 of us) which most don't manage. This is a testament to the dedication that they give. The coffee was the best we have had in a while. I found the place to be a bit noisy but... More 

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Thank Wayne K
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Brigittes is a great little place tucked away off Papanui Rd but always bustling! Food, coffee and service are consistently good and so lovely to sit outside in the courtyard on a nice day!

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Thank chrissyp24
brigittes904, Owner at Brigittes Espresso Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your kind words! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 6150

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