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“Great Coffee”
Review of Ristretto

Ristretto
Ranked #13 of 80 Coffee & Tea in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Always good coffee and consistent. The food is great and very fresh. Staff are always very friendly and welcoming. There is a small area for young children to play in so you can relax.

1  Thank adventureguyNZ
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

I love this cafe. This is my local though I only recently discovered it. I have been there a handful of time over the past 3 months and each time the service has been excellent along with the coffee. They have a great array of cabinet food and a menu as well.
It's a great place to enjoy a quiet coffee and read a magazine.

Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Very disappointed with our visit today.
DON'T visit this cafe with children unless you can guarantee they will make no mess.
The staff weren't very friendly and one member of staff was exceptionally rude to us.
We ordered a simple lunch and had to wait half an hr for it to be served, our little girl ate with us and dropped some of her food on the floor (by accident - she's 14 months old). This infuriated one member of staff who complained to us before we had even finished the meal. We had every intention of clearing this up before we left.
Friends met us there before we left so we ordered coffees and a dessert.
We then picked up the food of the floor and wiped the table with a wipe. This however wasn't satisfactory and as we left, the same member of staff berated us in front of other customers.
I have never been spoken to or treated as badly in any cafe I have ever been too.
The staff member said that she wasn't a cleaner and that we had a terrible attitude amongst a barrage of other insults.
I really feel that a cafe that advertises that it is child friendly, should realise that little children can make a mess.

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3  Thank Andy J
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

A friend and I went to Ristretto recently for lunch. She'd really talked it up and I was not disappointed!

The place was full - only two tables left - and there was a queue at the counter. When we got to the front of the queue, the server apologised for the wait (only 5 minutes) and was cheerful with her recommendations. I ordered the chicken cannelloni & a caramel slice, and my friend ordered a vege filo and a boozy truffle. The waitress warned her that the truffle was very, very, boozy and was being trialed by the chef. We ordered a soy cappuccino & hot chocolate to drink. I had an Entertainment Book voucher and it was honoured for both of us, despite the fact that we were paying separately.

Everything arrived in a timely fashion, and with a smile. The canneloni was delicious, and heated through very well. The filo was tasty too. The drinks were excellent.
My caramel slice was decadent; gooey and delicious. The truffle was very, very boozy and thoroughly enjoyed by my friend. The waitress we had been served by at the counter came to clear our table and check on how the truffle had gone down; she joked with us about not being able to eat more than one.

Overall, the service was friendly and caring. The food was excellent and so was the coffee. I will definitely be back.

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Thank Dee_Marty
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Reviewed 30 June 2016
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