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“Quite a nice little cafe at Bush Inn centre” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Van Dam's Cafe

Van Dam's Cafe
Ranked #16 of 65 Coffee & Tea in Christchurch
Price range: US$2 - US$11
Cuisines: Dutch, Cafe, Fast food, European
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Come down and enjoy a unique experience of dutch food, music and gezelligheid. Share a coffee with a friend and experience true Dutch hospitality. Van Dam's Cafe and Delicatessen has been providing quality imported goods and homemade treats for a number of years and we provide a comfortable home away from home for many dutch immigrants and their children who long for a taste of the Netherlands.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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312 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Quite a nice little cafe at Bush Inn centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Came here for coffee with wife and friends; and pleasantly surprised by this place.

Service - Great service and really friendly. Can't complain about this :)

Food - Dutch fries were nice although a bit salty while the drinks were quite good as well. Latte, Chai latte, herbal tea and hot chocolate were nicely made (although a bit on the sweet side).

Value - Good value for money and their menu looks reasonable as well.

Atmosphere - Nice decor of Dutch items including cheese. Very homely.

Overall - A decent place for coffee and snacks for sure. Might give the mains a try in the future.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank MJJC_1982
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IansTrippings, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this review, 6 September 2015
Thank you for your review .... we would like to advise readers that we have moved from the Bush Inn to across Riccarton Road in a stand alone shop with parking at the rear.
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Refreshing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

Friday rolled around and we decided to try out a new Cafe for lunch. It is situated in a smaller shopping precinct with several other eateries as well as a variety of retail shops.
It is only a short distance from where we live so it didn't take us long to get there.
Whilst it is obviously very popular it didn't take long to select our food and order coffees as well as have some of our food heated then make our way to a table before staff bought it to us.
We found the service excellent and staff extremely courteous enquiring if there was anything else they could do for us. Being a lunch time and the peak trading time we were impressed with the organisation of clearing and cleaning tables almost as soon as guests left.
Pricing is very competitive and reasonable. The table layout is just right without having to clammer over other clientele.
They also offer a variety of Dutch cheeses and other imported Dutch products which appears to be an important part of their business.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Southlandrover
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