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“Great for coffee and breakfast”

Circa Coffee and Wares
Ranked #46 of 80 Coffee & Tea in Christchurch
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This is a small but amazingly good place for breakfast or an afternoon snack. We were staying at the Terra Vive apartments just around the corner and stumbled upon it by chance. The owner was very friendly and smiley, even though our first visit was just 10 mins before he was due to close! He made us feel very welcome. He apologised for his small menu but there was no need for apologies - there was more than enough to choose from! We were so impressed with his customer service (and the quality of his food and coffee) that we made a concerted effort to re-visit his cafe on our return to Christchurch at the end of our holiday. We were not disappointed. This cafe is a prime example of a local independent cafe doing everything right, and thoroughly deserving the reward of regular custom. If he opened a place the UK and offered this kind of service, I’d be there every day!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this looking for breakfast before heading off back to Auckland. A simple menu with great service, food and coffee. Check out the cool airplane seats and the coffee machine in an old piano too.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Its a locals secret, which I want to share with you. Originally it was located in New Regent street in the Centre of Christchurch. When the earthquake Freddy The ( Serbian ) owner relocated to Colombo and Bealey Avenue

Since then he has built a great little coffee shop, which services the local people. The phone is always ringing with orders, people come and wait and then take their coffee away. However the surroundings of the café are also available for you to enjoy.

There is Disabled Parking right outside the café, outdoor seating and even a Bus Stop.... if you don't have a car !

The food is simple, reasonably priced, but its the coffee and the service. I was introduced to Freddy by my old Christchurch Friend David, and he and Freddy have been friends for many years. I have only been coming to Freddy;s for a short time, and on the third visit He recognized me and said " what time is David coming ? "

The Japanese guy behind the counter is also a delight and together they make a formidable service team.

Support this business, and enjoy a Locals Secret hideaway !

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Thank Ashley K
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