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Cafe 131

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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131 Main Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
+64 3-302 9131
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch, the coffee was lovely and service was very good. They were able to do our breakfast with gluten free toast too 👍.

Thank markkellaway
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had a very bad coffee not happy they need to heat the milk more was cold when it got to me friendly staff

Thank john T
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Had an omelette and salad, my partner had the soup, kids had pancakes. Wow, really impressed, great quality and large portions. What else could you ask for? The price was very reasonable too. I give the lady's there 10 out of 10😊

Thank Mike P
Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I visit Methven a few times most years and remember when this venue first open. It was a breath of fresh air (and food) but I have noticed a steady decline over the years. The location is great and it does appear to have a good flow of customers but this visit saw me declining to eat the prepared food.... More 

Thank wabbit14
New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I don't think I have ever had a bad meal or drink at this place Denise runs a very good cafe here. Food is always nice and well presented and the service is excellent.

Thank Annie61NewZealand
Timaru, New Zealand
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

sunday morning popular, cafe with great coffee, and catch up with friends, serves breakfast, relaxed and freindly...

Thank gavinr17
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Crazy coffee lover here, and I was thoroughly disappointed with the coffee. My strong skinny latte, was a glass of luke warm milk; that took almost 20 minutes to arrive. Not impressed. It was a busy place occupied with other people, so maybe I wasn't the target audience.

Thank Georgia D
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222 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great people and great coffee. How can that combination be topped? I left something in the café and the staff ran across the street with it! Can't say thanks enough.

Thank sbj04769
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and scone at the weekend. The seats were amazingly comfortable but the coffee arrived at a country town speed after we had finished our food!

Thank Jenny A
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great spot for a morning brekkie. We stopped in for a quick bite, but unfortunately we finished our food before our coffees arrived. Nice people, good food, would give it another go!

Thank nztravelqueen_32

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Main Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Methven
  • Phone Number: +64 3-302 9131
All day freshly prepared Meals. Morning and Afternoon tea. Gluten free options. A wide variety of choice! Black-board Specials.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?