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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waited in queue for about 6 minutes, then found out it was overpriced for breakfast (more than $17 for eggs on toast and everything else $20+), so I just ordered a coffee (Americano). It came late, was luke warm, and had what appeared to be...some sort of grime on the surface when I poured the milk in. Only had a mouthful and left the rest. Won't go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

Simply, Black Betty's has the BEST corned beef (made on premises) sandwich in country + the rightly delicious sides. Go for brekkie, brunch or lunch.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Black Betty, General Manager at Black Betty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and the Classic Ruben Hope you come back again

Reviewed 22 July 2023

Very disappointing and definitely overpriced, especially considering the quality of the food. We had booked a table, but it hadn't been set aside for us when we arrived. We were placed the cupping room which does not lend itself to a cozy meal with family....The food was cold when it arrived. We all left feeling disappointed and won't be back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Black Betty, General Manager at Black Betty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Hi Pennypickle Thank you for your feed back, we're sorry hear about your experience with us and will improve in these areas. It's sad to hear the quality of food didn't reach expectations, as we usually receive great feedback, using high quality and mostly supplied...More

Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

We ordered eggs benny with bacon & potato hash & granola with fruit & coconut yoghurt. Also two of the specialty hot chocolates. Highly recommend

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere and fabulous food. Good vege options considering it’s Chch. Great staff. I would highly recommend Black Betty to all

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

Great place for breakfast, nice and friendly staff and very helpful. We both had the porridge and it was amazing and very filling, will visit again

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022 via mobile

First visit here with my wife feeling ravenously hungry, which was good as the meals were very big and filling, pricier than some cafes but worth it for the extra care and quality of ingredients, wife had the big breakfast and I had the pork...belly, simply the best pork belly I have eaten, home made sausages, flavoursome bacon, excellent all round. Tea and coffee were excellent as well. Thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022

We went to Black Bettys last year and I loved their vegetarian breakfast. Too many cafes don't have this option. Thus, after finally having some time off again, we went there again. It was disappointing to see that this cafe had joined all others: no...vegetarian breakfast any longer. What point is there in asking to leave the bacon and the sausages if you pay the same price for a much smaller breakfast? The prices are now quite steep as well. Will not go back and definitely not recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022

I went along to Black Betty Cafe with a friend for breakfast. QR codes were in place, along with hand sanitiser, on a table at the entrance. I arrived at 10:30 the cafe wasn't too busy; pleasant background music was playing and the feel was...very relaxed and welcoming. The cafe was spotlessly clean - the tables were wiped frequently - essential with Covid. I was served by Chelsea; my vaccine pass was sighted. She suggested that I took a seat whilst I waited for my friend to arrive and asked if I wanted a drink whilst I was waiting. My friend arrived, scanned in, had her vaccine pass sighted and we perused the menu. We both choose the Eggs benedict with Manuka smoked bacon. Eggs cooked to perfection and just the right amount of crispness on the bacon. My coffee was spot on and the fruit tea my friend settled on was excellent. All the staff were delightful, friendly and professional. It's been a while since visiting here, but it's now on my 'go to' list again, businesses that look after customers in such a welcoming way during tough times need support.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2021

We flew in to Christchurch and got an Uber directly to the cafe as it was near the place we were staying and had great reviews. We were there in time for breakfast. However, when we arrived we realised that the menu was predominantly based...around eggs. Neither of us eat eggs - possibly we should have checked out the menu before we arrived. There were only two things on the menu that didn't have eggs as a focus (from memory a cereal based thing and maybe a pancake type thing). There was cabinet food but we were hopeful of a sit down breakfast. We explained to the waiter that we were not egg eaters and asked if we could order off the sides menu, ie, make a selection which would most likely add up to more than the price of a menu item. Our waiter went away and came back to tell us that we were not allowed to do this at Black Betty's. It's weird that a cafe would not let people select their own breakfast items. Awkward. We were willing to pay the same amount as anyone else; just didn't want eggs. Won't be back, ever.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

This was our first visit. We were a group of 4 friends. We were there for brunch and managed to get a table around 10am. The coffee orders took awhile and weren't that warmon arrival. There weren't many vegan options. Only 1 on the menu....Their website showed more options but were told the menu changed last week but they hadn't updated website. Two of us had eggs Benedict. Bacon wasn't crisp and some of the eggs overcooked. All portions were small. No staff came to check everything was OK like in other restaurants! We wouldn't go again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Busy cafe with family n child friendly eating. Cabinet n menu food. Staff great kept us updated n informed as required. Food thar is menu options have alot of eggs n no avo mash my favorite. Food great but only just warm.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

The brioche rolls were divine. The staff lovely and helpful. Fantastic food and service. Great flavour coffee. A must to visit in Chch

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021

Not as remembered, the quality of the food and service has depreciated since the last time of visit.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

Super good cabinet food. Truly excellent coffee and friendly efficient service. We had breakfast here on a week day morning. I can definitely recommend the granola.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Hey there. we change our scones and muffins every day so it will depend on the day, but our scones are usually sugar free.
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BLACK BETTY CAFE, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Black Betty Cafe offers takeaway services.

Black Betty Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5