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She Universe

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79 Main Road | Governors Bay, Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
+64 3-329 9825
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On reading some reviews we were skeptical but so pleased we tried This cafe. The service was 100%, the food very good and the chocolate which we had with our tea and also to takeaway well worth it. Good value, lovely staff who were really pleasant and friendly. Would recommend.

Thank jan_evans
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make your way on the coast road and you will find this cafe that makes and celebrates all things chocolate. Have the hot chocolate and a slice of cake. The staff we talked to assured us that chocolate and cream are officially good for you!

Thank Kevin L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, very friendly staff, prompt service. Good range of food well presented and flavoursome. Beautiful gardens with open vista of bay. Opportunity to buy some astounding chocolates.

Thank 697observer
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at this great spot for some chocolate with a view. Really good range of deserts chocolate samples. Also a satisfying mains menu. Recommend

Thank trevord612
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed across the road for a night for our first wedding anniversary and walked over for coffee and chocolate. Lovely coffee, beautiful chocolate, the beetroot choc was our fave! Great service, highly recommend!

Thank ajfoden
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

She Universe was so good that we visited when we drove into Akaroa and are again when we returned 2 days later. They have delicious food options and a great space.

Thank Ben N
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for an ice-cream on a drive from Lyttleton. It was 3.30pm on a Wednesday, not too busy as most people were already eating and no queue or people waiting. Ten minutes for two ice-creams in a cone to takeaway! However, apart from the wait, the ice-cream was amazing. Fresh waffle cones too :) Lovely view as well.

Thank Mary C
Manly, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a hot chocolate on the way to Akaroa, ended up having lunch. It was so good we had to stop on the way back the following day. The staff are lovely and accomodating. Complimentary chocolate tasters while we perused the menu. The different chocolate flavours are really interesting and work well. The meals are really tasty and the... More 

Thank Amelia H
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Right from the start when we walked in our group felt like we were rushed to place our order and leave. There was more emphasis on us being outside then there was on actually seeing what we wanted.Eventually when i ordered a Mocha which was $9.80 it put me off even looking around or even getting any food as it... More 

Thank MontyNZ
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for views. Food too, but I concentrated on the stairway to chocolate heaven. A bit of research for my Masterclasses (cambridge food tours/food and drink events cambridge). We had drinks and 8 chocolates. I loved the sea salt, beer root and tequila!

Thank GerlaB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Main Road | Governors Bay, Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Lyttelton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-329 9825

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?