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Little River Diner

4247 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
+64 3-325 1391
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4247 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Had a huge, yummy sausage roll and coffee each for lunch. Very tasty and although the diner was very busy we found it just added to the atmosphere. The art gallery/shop is amazing and worth taking the time to look around.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sweedyhenry
Reviewed 10 October 2018

After a very interesting drive from Christchurch stopped here for coffee and a snack from the cabinet. All very nice! Plenty of seating and decent coffee and cake.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ed R
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went for breakfast had the smashed advocado for $19 as I always do if it is on the menu... I was disappointed that it was served on 1 thin, hard toasted "Turkish". For this price I always got at least 2 pieces. It also didn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Irma K
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We had gone to the cafe at the gallery the day before and were not impressed with the rudeness of i think the owner so decided to go to Little River Diner. Well from the minute we walked in ,the man behind the counter was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AnthonyM3797
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We stopped here for breakfast, which was just bacon and eggs. However it was very nicely presented, and tasted great. Eggs were cooked to perfection (as per my requested preference). Coffee was nice, and staff member was very friendly. A nice place to stop.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Time for morning coffee as we pass through Little River. There is a good range of cake on offer, and in due course a large cup of cappuccino and a generous serve of tea arrive at our table. Unfortunately our cake order gets forgotten ......More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Ten of us in our group - staff (Rhodry and Gary) fantastic, so friendly and went out of their way to get us all sorted with our choices of food which was delicious and very well priced. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Thanks...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 2017jamesie
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Pie was ok but should have been bigger at least for $10, I was disappointed and next time we stop in Little River we will try somewhere else.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 490peterj
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Thisciscalwaysca very busy cafe. The food is always nice. The staff seem a bit uninterested and unprofessional. Its better to visit in summer as the cafe indoors is rather small. There is ample outdoor seating in summer.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Loulou5069
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We had brunch here en route Akaroa. Excellent spot with a good range of options, including counter food. There’s also a lovely craft and gift shop with stylish jewellery. A general store available to stock up for the drive as well. Great option for families...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Travels_No_Baggage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4247 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Christchurch 7591, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-325 1391
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