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Cafe Metro

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
3554462
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Whataroa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Often pop in for a quick takeaway coffee. Service is really good and iced chocolates, hot chocolates and coffees are always consistently good. When sitting in the atmosphere is pleasant, busy wee cafe. Lovely location.

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Thank Phonse-Charolette
Napier, New Zealand
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234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I had breakfast here the other morning my muffin was excellent I must say and the toast was a lovely bread and the jam was great too with chunks in it...Great tasting food basic but super tasty

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Thank Jodie803
Albury, New Zealand
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I stayed in a hotel nearby and came here for breakfast. Hands down, the best muffin I've ever had...chocked full of berries. Also, the coffee is Melbourne standard. Will be back each time I go to Chch.

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Thank Outdoor_liv
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I am never disappointed with the food here and we enjoyed a pie and an omelet stuffed with mushrooms and bacon. i was a little surprised that there was no garnish with either dish. The Portuguese tarts with coffee finished off our lunch nicely. We live in a small country town where nearly all the cafes welcome their guests in... More 

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Thank 536JillM
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Visit this place a lot from work. Always great coffee and a range of food. Love the Berry muffins and the salmon bagels. Parking is a bit of a nightmare so best to walk!

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Thank Lisa255118
christchurch
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I'm gluten free so I like the rice paper chicken rolls which are Asian style. The coffee's great and the atmosphere is pleasant (newspaper/magazines, not too big, some outdoor seating, pleasant staff).

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Thank quietisnice
Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have frequented the Metro over the past 6 months. While the coffee is excellent we have been amazed by the disinterested staff. I know everyone has bad days but it is a rare thing to get a smile, to be acknowledged when the order arrives and the staff generally look like they don't want to be... More 

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Thank andimckinney
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Metro Cafe has a prime spot in Merivale. As a customer who spends her money weekly I'm very disappointed with the lack of service no atmosphere or just a smile. After 6 months still no name basis. I would like to thank Ryan who is always welcoming and goes the extra mile. There's needs to be a huge change or... More 

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Thank Abbey D
Napier, New Zealand
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Found the cafe lacking in every way. The cafe is small so tables are close together; tables were not been cleared so most people sat down to tables with dirty dishes; the latte was very average; the cappachino was burnt and wrong size delivered; service was below average with the staff looking like they didn't want to be there. Overall... More 

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Thank joken630
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Most importantly, the coffee is really good. I walk past Cafe Metro on my way to work and I choose to buy coffee there because the regular flat whites are the perfect size and consistently taste really good. Also, the cabinet food looks really nice and there is a huge selection. However, I am repetitively let down by the service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 3554462

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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?