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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Cafe, New Zealand
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cafe is very busy on the weekends. It has both indoor and outdoor covered seating. I had a scone and coffee and both were very good. There is a good slection of both cabinet and menu food. This cafe has a small food food...shop attached as well as a gift shop.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very busy little cafe, when we arrived que out into the store, limited food choices for those who wanted take aways. Settled for a sandwhich, pretty average

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 9 June 2021

We regularly drop in to this cafe when visiting the Peninsula in our caravan. We popped in on Sunday for lunch over the Queen's Birthday weekend and the place was very busy. Many of the wait staff are young and the young girl on the...till missed my coffee order even though I checked with her that she had two drinks on the docket. Our food duly arrived and my husband's coffee so when my didn't turn up I asked a tall curly-headed young man to check on progress. He promptly returned to advise that it had been missed and he said he would make it himself. And he did - within minutes. We were both impressed by his willingness to take responsibility and to make things right - and decided that one day soon he will be a very successful business owner somewhere. Some people just know what the right thing is to do...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

Fabulous food and coffee. Must stop on your way around Banks peninsula. Salmon bagel and a fabulous friand couple with great coffees. The art gallery next door is well worth a visit too

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Quick stop for a hot drink. Super excited they had keto food although I didn't buy any. Very busy place which was great to see.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021

Great coffee, great food in the midst of an art gallery, gift shop and general store. All surrounded by an historical village full of interesting historical facts

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 March 2021

We had spent a week in Akaroa on holiday and were departing early morning. As we entered the settlement of Little River we made a random decision to pause and have a look about. The info/train centre was visited first and this was a grand...place with all the historical displays and items for sale. We then went for a coffee at the cafe. Well, what an interesting store or rather set of 3 stores in one continuous building! The selection of foods was better than anywhere we visited in Akaroa over the week, there was a vibrant humming atmosphere and then afterwards a lot of quality crafts, gifts, art works, etc to view and buy. I had a slice of cake from the cabinet and it was large as was the actual cake. "Excellent value", I remarked to a staff member. Little River is wonderful place to visit and I'm so glad we stopped.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021

What an unexpected gem. A modern, super friendly cafe offering the best salads I've had in a long time. Great variety of meals on offer. It was so good we purchased extra for dinner. (could you please come to Nelson) Having eaten an over priced...and very average dinner the previous day in Akaroa, go no further than this cafe. Thanks to all the wonderful people working here and creating such a feast. There is an excellent gallery attached....best we've ever visited.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 31 December 2020

Such a great place to stretch your legs after a long drive or a day’s tramping. Always interesting food selections in the cabinet & huge ice creams.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 December 2020

The quality of this place makes up for the slightly high prices. The orange cake was amazing, only thing is that the slice was so big, it would be enough for 3 people and i wasn't able to finish it which was sad. I ordered...tea and it was exactly right at a reasonable price.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Little River Cafe and Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5