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79 Main Road | Governors Bay, Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
+64 3-329 9825
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals here are just the right size and full of delicious goodness. I had a hardy bowl of the daily soup (pumpkin / tomato) with homemade bread and a smoothie - my husband had a sandwich with just a few fries (we find that most restaurants tend to heap on the chips and you end up leaving more than... More 

Thank Sandra F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a lovely spot. Doing a drive along the shore line on a foggy morning, this was a chance call in. Not really dressed for the occasion, but when a chocolate craving hits you, you need to address it. And this place is chocolate. This is a very pleasaing place for looks. Has a sort of upmarket Bohemian sense about... More 

Thank johnboydunedin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here whilst riding motorbikes around the bays. It is positioned to catch the early morning sun and the view from our table outside was stunning. You look out towards the harbour with treetops that don't obscure the view. The coffee was perfect. The bonus chocolate on the side was absolutely divine. Will be stopping by again !!!

Thank andimckinney
Port Macquarie, Australia
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238 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit for coffee, and what an indulgent occasion! Elixir (66%), chai latte and super-indulgent mocha all slid down with a purr, and Herself's beetroot chocolate cake vanished without touching the sides. Conscience is optional ... If you can find somewhere to park (Sunday morning's a popular time to visit here, it seems) it's well worth a visit.

Thank BPinOz
Rolleston, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views whilst enjoying a nice lunch. Enjoyed the venison ribs with chocolate sauce, and fish n chips.. had to buy some chocolates from the store.. smells so amazing! Thank you for great food and service with a smile 🙂

Thank explore-wine-dine
Christchurch, New Zealand
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

On reading some reviews we were skeptical but so pleased we tried This cafe. The service was 100%, the food very good and the chocolate which we had with our tea and also to takeaway well worth it. Good value, lovely staff who were really pleasant and friendly. Would recommend.

Thank jan_evans
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Make your way on the coast road and you will find this cafe that makes and celebrates all things chocolate. Have the hot chocolate and a slice of cake. The staff we talked to assured us that chocolate and cream are officially good for you!

Thank Kevin L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great views, very friendly staff, prompt service. Good range of food well presented and flavoursome. Beautiful gardens with open vista of bay. Opportunity to buy some astounding chocolates.

Thank 697observer
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this great spot for some chocolate with a view. Really good range of deserts chocolate samples. Also a satisfying mains menu. Recommend

Thank trevord612
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed across the road for a night for our first wedding anniversary and walked over for coffee and chocolate. Lovely coffee, beautiful chocolate, the beetroot choc was our fave! Great service, highly recommend!

Thank ajfoden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Main Road | Governors Bay, Lyttelton 8971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Lyttelton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-329 9825

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