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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Very disappointing. We had pancakes. Dry and burnt.Paid $4.00 for in slice of bacon. Only good part was the coffee Definitely won't be going back!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023

Three of us decided to meet up for lunch and the food was overall average at best. Server ought not to be working in hospitality as she clearly doesn't enjoy this kind of work. She seem at the very best disinterested. Flies were plentiful inside...and out and a nuisance throughout our meal. Portions were meagre and frankly, better meals can be had at my home.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

The coffee prices have increased considerably within the past month but understand the pressures & increased costs for business. Thanks for always great coffee. 🤎

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

Nice local cafe for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a snack. A lot of the cakes and bits are gluten-free (I think) and a bit dry. Plenty of room inside or outside (if the weather cooperates). Friendly, helpful staff. Tasty food and enough options, a good...price too. The coffee was nice. If you are near give it a try.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

We had a late lunch. We shared the loaded fries and soft shell tacos. They were both super tasty. There was a delay with our food coming out so they offered us both a complimentary drink which was nice as they didn't have to as...we were happy to wait. We would definitely eat there again!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 12 January 2021

Came in for the first time today and it won't be our last visit. Kids enjoyed hot chocs and slices and my coffee was brilliant. Super happy to see keto friendly items available. Lovely staff and just a cute little cafe. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

We visited this cafe on our way to Lake Tekapo. I had the loaded wedges and my husband had the fries. The wedges were loaded with bacon and cheese. We both enjoyed our food and the staff was very friendly. We will definitely come back...for a proper lunch next time.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 June 2020 via mobile

Looking forward to a catch up with an old friend but very disappointed with our choice of cafe. We each had a coffee and a date scone. Scones were undercooked, stodgy and unattractive. My friends moccochino was also very disappointing. We told the serving person...about the scones, she said ‘I’ll tell the Chef’. Chef obviously wasn’t interested and we were left with the very distinct feeling no one could have cared less. It could have been handled so much better. Too many choices in Christchurch to need to return here.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Friendly staff and nice meal BUT, before she handles food, the young waitress should wash her hands after patting a dog.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Food is next level incredible. Staff are so helpful and friendly. And so many options for gf, vegan, keto etc!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Well who'd have thought this little cafe on a busy dual carriageway would hold such promise? The breakfast we had was top notch (scrambled eggs with bacon for me and full breakfast for him), service was quick, courteous and friendly. Will be going back regularly.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere for brunch close to our accommodation and found this place on the Internet. We have driven past on numerous occasions and didn’t realise it existed. Food and service was great. Plenty of options to pick from especially for our gluten...intolerant teenagers. The only thing was we ordered wedges and ended up with crinkle cut chips. Coffee was fantastic - offering two different types of roast. Kids happy. Would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

We come here a lot, and I'm always impressed with the wide variety of vegetarian and gluten free options. The eggs bene is a favourite as it comes on delicious rosti instead of the usual English muffin/toast. The omelet is generous and fluffy. Their fresh...baking is amazing, especially the spicy date scone and the caramel,fig, & Pinot noir muffin. Great coffee too.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 April 2019

We went for brunch one morning. The food was great and the service very good. However the chairs were very uncomfortable and the place was really cold. Such a shame.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2019

We never knew this place existed but one of the group did thank goodness. It is on the corner of Nortons Road and Yaldhurst Road with no other shops of substance nearby making parking a breeze. The food was excellent with no complaints or adverse...comments from our group of about 10. Our eggs bene was excellent and they catered well for Gluten free people. We will be back......More

Date of visit: March 2019
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No. 186 Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4