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Cafe Metro

££ - £££
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Good service and great coffee. Would have liked scones but they did not have any1 did not have time to try anything else

Thank oboe6
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, eye for detail and tasty. Parking minimal and tricky but once in relaxed and fresh. Heaps of gluetin free and dairy free options.

Thank Michelle A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We came on Saturday lunch for some food. There is only cabinet food to choose from so not much. The salads were yum. The bagel with cream cheese and salmon was weird - it did not come with pieces of salmon and cream cheese like other cafes but rather a strange dip with minced up salmon. This place is nice... More 

Thank AliceH123
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Cafe Metro has beautiful fresh healthy food there gluten free vegetarian muffins are to die for they have selection of salads,and baked goods lovely atmosphere to dine inside or out. Plenty of off street parking. Friendly helpful staff great coffee an all round great cafe I now visit there often

Thank Tracey M
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Well placed in the heart of Merivale. As you walk in through the wooden double doors the setting and ambience complements the decor impeccably. Unfortunately that's all that's positive about Cafe Metro. The service is poor to say the least and the staff that served us were rude. I wouldn't recommend taking clients here ever unless they were prospective retirement... More 

Thank Robert S
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Like a wee oasis along Papanui Rd (nearer City end) with brilliant food and great coffee. Really friendly and helpful staff who are very welcoming. Not big but has comfortable indoor seating at tables, couch style and bar leaner. Also outdoor seating at front with wind blinds if need. Handy to many local accommodation places.

Thank noporkies
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Still waiting for the girl at the till to look at me and smile. Bland food didn't help either. Coffee was ok. The table service was the saving grace

Thank Chris H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

have been calling in for years for coffee and food and it has always been a favourite of mine in CHCH , on a cold frosty morning with the sun just coming thru you cant beat a hot coffee with a bacon and egg croisant

Thank kyoshikiwi
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a regular haunt. Great cabinet food, is lovely, great selection and the sweet treats are worth the visit. Best Afghan biscuits ever!

Thank Chchohboy
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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.

Thank Phonse-Charolette

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?