Cafe 51

Cafe 51

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+64 3-312 1751+ Add website
Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$15.00 – $60.00
CUISINES
Cafe, International, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Award winning chef, Anthony Cross and his team of friendly and passionate kitchen and wait staff look forward to providing you with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and delicious, restaurant-quality meals unrivaled in terms of quality and consistency. Our lunch menu and coffees are a great break in a day out exploring North Canterbury or try our exceptional mains presented with our dinner service - for which we've had 11 New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards.
PRICE RANGE
$15.00 – $60.00
CUISINES
Cafe, International, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles150 reviews
Excellent
61
Very good
60
Average
16
Poor
10
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

scoots634
Rangiora81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Ordered pork belly salad, pottle of fries and pulled beef taco. "Asian dressing" on salad was soy and lots of it. Had some candied nuts which were very sweet. The worst part of the salad was the carrot peelings rather than julienned or sticks. Because of all the soy the peelings were discoloured and looked like they had been pulled out of the scraps bin. Beef taco very plain with no spice and frankly a bit light on the meat. Decent size but consistent of a tortilla and mostly lettuce. Suggest a more generous amount of beef would be fairer for $20. Chips were good. Nice staff and quick efficient service.
Written 13 November 2021
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Chris H
Bristol2127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We drove in to Oxford from our campground at Ashley Gorge for some shopping and stopped for lunch at Cafe51 on the recommendation of the campsite owner. What a great find! The menu is interesting, varied and fairly priced. We sat outside and enjoyed watching the world go by. Food was so good, that e made a point of stopping on our way out of Oxford a couple f days later, to grab a take-away lunch to eat on our journey.
Written 25 February 2020
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Camda
Wellington884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
Good selection of cabinet food and on the menu. Menu had interesting and quite diverse dishes. I had the mushroom dish which sounded quite exotic but sadly I was a bit disappointed. I had imagined big juicy portobello mushrooms but instead got little boring button mushrooms and there were too many roast potatoes in the dish used to fill the plate it seemed. The baking was very nice. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Written 2 November 2021
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Mikaylaj7
Christchurch40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 none
It’s great to support local especially during times like these, but it’s a little disappointing when you are charged $6.50 for a coffee or a hot chocolate! We also sampled the carrot cake for a Mother’s Day treat and unfortunately was really underwhelming. It was dense and quite dry. With this experience and pricing we would be unlikely to return
Written 17 May 2020
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RobChristina
Christchurch105 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Staying in Oxford the weekend and popped in for two takeaway coffees. I was surprised at $7 for a medium size (they called Large), so quickly went elsewhere. Sorry, that’s the most expensive coffee I’ve ever seen even with todays cost of living price hikes! Plenty of other more reasonable options within the Main Street.
Written 25 November 2022
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Youngone51
New Plymouth529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
Great coffee in the small town. It was a nice atmosphere in the cafe, plenty of magazines to read there was seating outside which on a nice day would be great. Easy to find on a corner in the middle of town.
Written 28 December 2020
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solarisnz
Ohope237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Best lunch in 3 weeks travelling. Great pasta and even better pork belly salad a real taste sensation. Great coffee and very friendly service ,gladly eat here again and again
Written 31 March 2021
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aotearoanz
Christchurch224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Great place to sit out in the sun and contemplate life. Coffee is good as are the fries and the cabinet slices. Prices are a bit high though. Most staff very pleasant and friendly - young waitress not so friendly and was very sullen when we visited.
Written 14 May 2024
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LauderSchoolBandB
Lauder24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 couples
We are on a driving holiday and stopped in for lunch. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. Our choices were the roasted vegetable salad and the seafood chowder. Both were heartily approved of. Recommend this cafe if you are in Oxford.
Written 21 June 2020
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Wander24234105148
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Had lunch - BLT & Pulled Pork rolls. Delicious food. Great fries. Loved the service and the venue. I don't often write reviews, but we both enjoyed the lunch so much, I thought we would.
Written 25 April 2023
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Garry H
Edmonton61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Met friends for lunch 24 th November. Staff were amazing, as was the food. Very friendly atmosphere, spotlessly clean and inviting. Very worth a visit. Food was wonderful and very well priced.
Written 23 November 2020
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Brynkoru
Blenheim242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Our favorite lunch stop when traveling through this part of NZ - fabulous food, great service all very easy going and a place with a lot of heritage - we will keep coming back.
Written 18 October 2022
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Steve W
Rangiora8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
We had lunch there on Monday - Service was perfect, the food was fantastic along with the presentation. Well worth the cost which wasn’t expensive. Would recommend to everyone - We will be back for more lunches.
Written 9 August 2022
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cowgirlNZ
338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Lovely friendly vibe, great food and coffee. Spotlessly clean as where the restrooms with a nice outdoor garden area as well.
Written 11 February 2022
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Gloria M
Christchurch4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Excellent service..greeted with a smile...great coffee...nice carrot cake and a great spot in the winter sun! Well done.
Written 14 August 2021
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