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$5 - $25
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Cafe, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Great to see a place have an entirely plant based menu but it’s ruined by the overuse of sauces that makes everything unrecognisable. Ordered 2 dishes and both were covered in sriracha and mayo(?)…which would be fine if it was listed on the menu…and not...what you expect when you pay such a high price too. However, the place is situated in a nice area and the staff are friendly. Coffee is very good. Come for coffee..skip the food.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Cafe opens at 8am. I was there at 8:30am today. Two staff on. No customers there but me. The tables were filthy. ? Mess from yesterday. Coffee was ok. The waffles came to me cold. The home made Nutella was hard as rock it was...so cold. The Nutella should have been microwaved / warmed up. Did staff bother to come over & ask how the food was? No. They seemed far more interested in unpacking boxes & chatting with each other than to bother checking with their only customer. I was so disappointed. This place has really gone downhill since I was last there in 2021. I had hoped to have breakfast & lunch there today as I was visiting town. My experience was so poor for breakfast that I could not bother to go back. I was so disappointed. A few feet away at Grizzly there was a line out the door. No one was at Barefoot for what seemed to be very good reasons.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2022

Hi. We've been coming to the Barefoot regularly since it opened in 2020. Our last few visits haven't been all that great so thought I'd let you know why we probably won't be coming back. I don't know if Kate still owns and runs the...barefoot eatery or if its changed hands but the menu is getting smaller and smaller. The food options are not very often available. On our last visit a week ago we couldn't get anything warm in the counter display cabinet and there wasn't even any ingredients for the toasted sandiwch, and this was at 11:30am! When I ordered a smoothie I was told that smoothies now have to be ordered and paid for through the takeaway app ..which made no sense at all?! My partner ordered a coffee no problems ,,so I went thirsty. We got the burgers which were dry and lacking half the ingredients they usually have. So sad that this place is going downhill, was such a great vegan option when it started :(More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Came early, just as they opened at 8am, hoping for breakfast but was told menu not available til 9am. Slightly disappointing but tried a slice and latte which was good. Quite pricey. Nice open area filled with plants.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Delicious and nutritious. Very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very relaxing and a nice vibe. Friendly helpful staff they made great suggestions

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Absolutely delicious vegan food. My falafel bowl with Mexican salad was huge and I loved my apple and ginger juice. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2021

We ate here yesterday for my daughters birthday. Best vegan food ever. So tasty and enough options. I had the burger, one of my daughters had the nourish bowl and the other daughter had a muffin and smoothie and it was so nice being able...to taste theirs as well. Everything is gluten and dairy free. The staff are friendly and there is a relaxed seating area. I would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

Invited friends who were travelling through CHCH, with kids. We all got poisoned. This is my second time experiencing more than just crook gut eating at Barefoot Eatery. Their phone goes to - DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE. So I am leaving it here. PS...and all your tables are STICKY. yuckMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021

I have eaten here 3 times in 2 days. I imagine this is what the food is like in Vegan Heaven. No exaggeration, the best vegan food ever. Makes me want to move to CHCH. 👍🏼👍🏼🧡😁

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

Love to be able to comment on the food but had no response to 2 messages left for confirmation of a booking request. Group not willing to travel in to the city on chance there would be 'room in the inn' so went elsewhere who...welcomed our business.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020

What a shame I was so looking forward to trying this out . I felt disappointed with the food and the service.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Barefoot_CHCH, Owner at Barefoot Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2020

Hi Lmm2016, It is very disappointing to see that you felt our cafe deserved a 1 star. We have a really friendly and skilled bunch that work for us so I apologies if you felt we didn't meant your expectations. We all would like to...More

Reviewed 17 July 2020 via mobile

First time at this cafe. Took my husband who so loves his meat and processed food. He really liked his raw caramel slice and mushrooms on breadman bread. That's a huge thumbs up! Very friendly staff with great coffee! Was mix up with our order...and they so nicely gave us a free juice. Will be back next time to try lunch menu.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 30 April 2020 via mobile

I got two smoothies here, they were absolutely delicious! I am definitely coming back here. The choc nut smoothie had chocolate flavor but it was made with healthy ingredients, and the shine on smoothie was also really good. It had passion fruit and other fruit....I recommend these smoothies. I am coming back and trying their food very soon!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 30 April 2020 via mobile

There is nothing on Barefoot’s menu that is remotely bad for you. Sadly, the eatery is closed for indoor dining due to the COVID19 lockdown. But we were able to do a takeaway smoothie order. We were very pleased with the Choc Nut and the...Shine On smoothie. Both were delicious. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 13 March 2020

Visiting from the UK, we have been to a variety of nice eateries, but so far Barefoot has been the dessert highlight, caramel slice, choc beet brownie and a hazelnut chocolate bar that simply could not be improved on. A lovely building in a safe...and quirky area, the customer service was brilliant with the staff even recommending other places for us to try. Thank you from Trev & PujaMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Barefoot Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4