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US$3 - US$15
Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went in this morning at what I imagine must have been a busy time for them - we were seated straight away and the service was excellent. Coffee was great, I had the French toast which was INCREDIBLE, my boyfriend got the eggs Benedict with...salmon, which looked really good too!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 22 October 2021

If you're a couple - especially a couple with kids, and you're looking for a treat for JUST YOU TWO, this is that place. It's vibrant, busy, amazing food, excellent service and has a wonderful vibe and energy about it. Leave the kiddos with a...babysitter or enjoy a breakfast after your stay-cation in town, this is such a great place to grab breakfast for the grown ups. Awesome coffee, excellent food selection, it has the lot. We loved it. Be prepared to wait if it's busy but just know that the wait will be worth it!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

Delicious brunch, really good coffee (and we’re very fussy 😉), prompt service and vibrant setting. Amazing selection of food in the chiller cabinet too but we chose from the menu.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Another favourite for us for brunch in Christchurch. You can’t beat it for the food and service. Always busy so often a wait but it is worth it. Generous sized meals

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

The meals were delicious and came in just the right portion. My personal favourite is the french toast

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 July 2021

I had early meetings and needed somewhere open, serving quality fare at pace. This place absolutely delivered, great way to start a busy day.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

Buzzy atmosphere. We did not order from the menu, instead ordering cabinet food. Good range of slices and cakes. Only reason I did not give 5 starts is my water glass had a very obvious lipstick stain around the rim. Staff obliging when pointed out...and swapped it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Very busy but staff got us a seat after a very short wait. Coffee fabulous and the food excellent. The scrambled tofu was wonderful, everything was so fresh, service quick and friendly. Highly recommended

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021 via mobile

Amazing!!! Such a busy cafe but every staff member was so onto it! coffee is good, food was even better!! I have the smashed avo and was purfect 😊

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

Friday lunch, very popular. Noisy inside so opted for sidewalk table which was pleasant. Had to the grilled Holuemie (sp) sandwich, generous filling & tasty. $9 with leafy side salad I would bought very reasonable. Excellent coffee. Very quick service. Thanks for the recommendation Andrew...@ Shamballa Hair Design. I will visit againMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Nicholas S
24 December 2018|
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Response from mark m | Reviewed this property |
No not the in the cafe. If you need free WiFi the guest WiFi at the local polytechnic (Ara) is grwar and only 50m away.
Daphne v
5 October 2018|
Response from 540jacintag | Reviewed this property |
Yes Unknown Chapter is between Manchester and Madras Streets opposite the Wilson car park behind Little High Eatery.
7 January 2017|
Response from Andy A | Reviewed this property |
We haven't had any problems with just turning up and getting a table. There seems to be adequate seating inside and the forecast for tomorrow is good, so there were also two or three tables outside. I would think you would... More
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Yes, Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters offers takeaway services.

Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5