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Brigittes Espresso Bar

209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 6150
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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209 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

Thank AlistairAuckland
Reviewed 6 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

Thank TrevorMcNZ
Reviewed 5 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.

Thank 911deb
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank strawbale08
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...More

Thank Nicole G
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.

Thank kiwi-nzer
Reviewed 11 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....More

Thank Cheryl B
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...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 6 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!

Thank chrissyp24
brigittes904, Owner at Brigittes Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Coffee. Tick Staff. Tick (I miss you Lucy) Cabinet sweet treats. Tick Menu options. Tick Quality of everything. Tick Tick. I am here every morning and sometimes for lunch. Thank you Nicola and Megan for adding something good to my mornings.

Thank LouBLoo50
brigittes904, Owner at Brigittes Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

We miss Lucy too! (She is known to do a few cameo appearances) Thank you for your review Lou. The girls all really appreciate it and enjoy making your mornings happy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
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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