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“Busy but lovely food and reasonably price”

Flat White Cafe and Bar
Ranked #38 of 50 Coffee & Tea in Christchurch
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Busy but lovely food and reasonably price”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We were out on a driver over the Easter weekend, and called into Pegasus to have a look. Saw the cafe and really fancied a bite to eat.
We walked into the main serving area and it was really busy, quite noisy with lots of families.
Placed our order and saw an outdoor unit pretty empty, we went in and despite being the childrens area, there were no children and it was really peaceful.
Unfortunately a lot of the tables weren't cleared but accepted it was a very busy public holiday.
Our food arrived within 30 minutes, which was fine. I went for the pancakes and my partner had a kiwi breakfast but without the meat. Both dishes were hot and tasty.
Seeing that the tables were so so cluttered with dirty dishes, I thought the waiter might have cleared a few of these away on his return trip to the kitchen, but he didn't.
If we are out that way again, we will call in. We couldn't fault the food or the price and free wifi is a plus!

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One and a half hour wait then cold overcooked food!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

We decided to go out for a family lunch at this cafe on queens birthday. It was busy but not as busy as some other cafes i have been too. We ordered food from the cabinet and some soups, not too labour intensive! After an hours wait we asked the waitress how much longer the food would be, she went out the back and asked the kitchen and said it was just beingade. We asked why it was taking so long and she said rudely, its busy! A further hour later the meals came, the soup was cold and the sausage was overcooked and inedible. On top of this the food seemed expensive compared to other cafes. We will definitely not be returning again.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Patricia K
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not the best”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We've always enjoyed Flat White in the past, enjoying hearty meals and decent coffee.
However, on a recent visit, both the service and the food were disappointing. The last time we went, my father got the fish and chips and he enjoyed it so much that he asked for it on this visit. The waitress' reply was 'go to a takeaway' - not exactly friendly or polite.
We got eggs florentine and wished we hadn't; the eggs were overcooked (more like hard-boiled than anything else) and the salmon also tasted overcooked. The meal was finished off with ordinary salad cream rather than hollandaise sauce.

We will not be going back in a hurry.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Dee_Marty
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great coffee, great cake!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We visit Flat White at least once a week as it's just down the road. That's not the only reason. . . Great coffee, friendly staff and amazing cake. Actually it's changed in the last couple of years. . The staff used to be rude and unhelpful and the wait for coffee extreme. Presume there has been a change of ownership/management so if you haven't been for a while. . . Give it another go!
We only wish they opened more at night (-:.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Vetchick15
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place to Relax and Enjoy”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

After a two hour fast walk along beach and back, our group had no trouble being served wonderful food, coffee, efficient and courteous service. Even the dogs are accommodated and catered for!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank PamAbsolum
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