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Cafe 51

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51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
6433121751
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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Te Anau
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212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We would class this as a typical NZ cafe, nothing special and the menu s typical of many cafes around NZ. Food and portion sizes were adequate and the service good, prices were reasonable.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For New Year's Eve, a friend and I visited this lovely place for a gorgeous lunch. The service was excellent and friendly. It was nice to actually have a staff member take the time to listen to your order and give a welcoming smile. As for the food, it was served in a well-ordered manner. The only drawback to this... More 

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Thank Tracey1902
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Many disappointments unfortunately. Very poor table service, had to request that the tables be cleared on sitting after watching the waiter return to the kitchen 3x with an empty tray. Zero smiles throughout. The food was terribly slow and very disappointing. Haloumi burger was dry, Haloumi well overcooked. Salad served with huge chunks of iceberg with only a smattering of... More 

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Thank Kat F
Rangiora, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a wedding anniversary dinner, had not been here for some time and were just as happy with the experience as previous occasions. Prompt service, great food, a real Oxford gem.

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Thank Petehilux
Ashburton, New Zealand
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Gorgeous old villa complete with antique door opens into a clean cafe. The rooms converted into the dining areas. Cold day but the place was lovely and warm. Nice artwork offered for sale. Greeted by a friendly face and left with a coffee and white choc raspberry muffin. Mmmm tasty.

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Thank Darryl-Jo
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The food is good and the price is reasonable. You will not regret stopping there to eat. This place give you the best food in Oxford

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Thank Joseph Y
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Travelling around Canterbury heard that Oxford was worth a visit. Arrived in time for coffee at spotted Café 51. Lovely old house that has been turned into a café/restaurant. Lovely having the different rooms to set in. The coffee was strong and hot, also had a beautiful lemon curd muffin - delicious. Young girl serving us was delightful.

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Thank wilko630
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227 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly smiles, excellent coffee, great tasting food. Greeted with smiles all round coffees came out fast hot and totally delicious. The food was excellent my only gripe was that they substituted something and didn't ask us if it was okay to do that, it's not of course, and that's quite unusual. However due to the high taste of the food... More 

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Thank Marlaina C
Oxford, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I like the fact that they have carpet and curtains - it makes the place quieter! There is space outside for dogs and children . If you ring prior to going they can open the gate into the garden for wheelchair access.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this place today. Nice relaxing cafe. Had yummy lunch. Good value and friendly staff. Was busy. My friend had pasta and I had tomato soup. Also fries. Yummy. 😊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 43
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main Street, Oxford 7430, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 6433121751
Description
Award winning chef, Anthony Cross and his team of friendly and passionate kitchen and wait staff look forward to providing you with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and delicious, restaurant-quality meals unrivaled in terms of quality and consistency. Our lunch menu and coffees are a great break in a day out exploring North Canterbury or try our exceptional mains presented with our dinner service - for which we've had 11 New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards.

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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?