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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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All reviews brunch veggie breakfast salmon benedict french toast halloumi eggs bene beans cakes bread cabinet food great coffee plants hanging classic breakfast great cafe nice vibe busy cafe looked amazing
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Haven't been in a while but felt the food on our visit today has gone downhill. The french toast was not great, some of it was overdone and some of it was also a bit soggy with not nearly enough maple syrup (the serving in...the tiny bowl felt extremely stingy!) and it was disappointing the bananas were raw, not baked/fried. Didn't feel like the treat it was supposed to be. The coffee was good and service nice but food sub-par. Will be heading back to Little Poms for our next brunch as feels like the food there is far superior.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this cafe. Atmosphere was fantastic and the cabinet food was delicious and came out well presented. We also got two slices and drinks. My partner loved the mocha and the Chai was incredible. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fiound this cafe when looking for brunch. We found really good coffee, efficient, friendly service and great food. What more can you ask? Atmosphere? yes it really ticked that box too. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021 via mobile

Really amazing cafe. Was visiting from Auckland and unfortunately only had time to go here once. Wish I could have tried one of everything because it all looked incredible. Nice staff as well.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021 via mobile

This was a great cafe. Good coffee, food and catered for our 3yr old. Would go back again! The chilli scramble was yum. Thanks.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 17 February 2021 via mobile

I have been few times there and the food standards still very good. At this time we had the eggs benedict with salmon and another one with mushrooms, amazing. Great environment but be aware that they get very busy, so, it gets very loud specially...on weekends. Highly recommended and good for kids also.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2021

Since discovering Unknown Chapter a few months ago..it has been our choice when we crave fresh healthy salads and freshly cooked food. Really good variety of interesting cabinet items..as well as a varied menu. The Peppermint slice is a masterful mouthfeel too. Coffee is excellent....Although always busy.. everyone and I mean every one of the staff are finely tuned in giving service par excellence.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 20 January 2021 via mobile

This is my favourite cafe to go in Christchurch! The coffee’s and cabinet food is amazing, along with friendly staff! I will always choose this cafe over any

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 10 January 2021 via mobile

Great place, well oiled machine fast friendly service great coffee. Great food will be back next trip

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

Best coffee I have experienced. It’s now hard to accept coffee from anywhere else. Worth a drive just for the coffee but the food was very satisfying.

Date of visit: January 2021
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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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