Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough

Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough

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+64 3-326 7923+ Add website
Hours
Sun
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2018

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$2 – $13
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles87 reviews
Excellent
48
Very good
22
Average
7
Poor
4
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

pebbles109
Christchurch2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
I was told not to change my granddaughter's nappy in the toilets despite there being a nappy bin provided! I was told the toilets were only for the use of adults. Fortunately the bi must be for adults who are incontinent!
Written 11 January 2024
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Julian
Christchurch3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 solo
Not dog friendly if by your self as you cannot go inside to order nor will they take your order outside. Blame placed on council rules.
Written 1 July 2023
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GarthChristchurch
Christchurch37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Fantastic. New owners. New extensive menu range as well as the old favorites. Great coffee good tea selection. The ambiance is good in all weathers. Great views indoors and undercover verandah as well as outdoors. The staff are chatty and knowledgeable. We went for one hour and stayed for three. Coffee then food and then more coffees plural and a snack. Highly recommended. Vegetarian OK and wheelchair friendly.
Written 4 June 2023
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LizJ
Arapuni11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
Great Cafe/restaurant we found in Sumner where we enjoyed wonderful coffee, lovely friendly service and tasty food. The location was right on the beachfront and it was very convenient to our accommodation.
Written 19 March 2023
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GarthChristchurch
Christchurch37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
New ownership and an even broader range in their yummy menu. There was something good for all of our tastes, preferences and special dietary requirements - and there are a few. Very tastefully plated and presented and supplied quickly to our table. A great selection of indoor, sheltered semi indoor or outdoor with a great beach and sea view. We are regular guests and will increase our visits and 'stays'. Perfect for 2, 4, 6 or ev en 8 of us to get together, chat and hear each other. AAA+++. Wheelchair friendly and all conveniences, views, and things OK.
Written 22 January 2023
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Fernanda L
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 friends
I went for a ice-cream yesterday and just realised what a horrible place where discrimate people. I will never spend my money on this place again. You are discriminating asking for a vax passport to buy a take away ice-cream and you choose despite the government didn't ask to do so. What is the point to don't sell without a passaport if the people were all squeezing on the queue. You don't think that you are on the side of an play ground where many children could not even have a take-away ice cream and this all for a virus that infects vax or unvax in exactly the same way. Shame on you!
Written 1 January 2022
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Russ.c2
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Regular weekly lunchtime diners around chch.Try somewhere new each time. This restaurant has the best view and relaxing atmosphere.Food was excellent, my hamburger was the best that I have experienced.Great value,Great staff . All makes for a great day. Russ C.- 2
Written 5 December 2020
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Keryn611
Christchurch106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
Once again Ocean cafe turned out delicious food. We were there as a group of 6. It was a warm day so we sat outside and enjoyed the view. They were super busy but we didn't have to wait really long for the food. No complaints from any of us. I ordered the fish and chips. Yum.
Written 2 October 2020
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JulieBoon
Christchurch5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Lovely view across the ocean that,s the best part Date scone very average no taste , chips some burnt again tasteless although did have tom sauce and aoili so edible . After leaving only a couple of mins my wife went back to use the bathroom ,after she came out the manager then asked " are you going to buy some food then" my wife advised him we had already eaten but never mentioned the quality. Great view but would nt rush back.
Written 19 August 2020
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Keryn611
Christchurch106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 friends
The cafe looks amazing with its new makeover and fresh paint. Great having a large menu board up on the wall now too. The staff are amazing. Really friendly and approachable. The food has improved enormously as well. The new owners have really made this cafe a wonderful place to come for a meal or just a drink. And the view is incredible. 100% recommend this cafe now.
Written 12 June 2020
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Taryn Wykes-Martin
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Been twice in two weeks, the food is great.. the coffee is even better. Good view and the staff are really helpful and friendly. Will be back
Written 1 February 2020
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JulesP600
Awesome thanks Taryn!
Written 2 February 2020
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Dennis R
Christchurch34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Very disappointed had booked today for 13 people over 65. We were rung last night and told that they could not accommodate us as it was going to be a nice day and they would be busy. We had a great time at the Beach cafe along the road.
Written 27 January 2020
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JulesP600
Hi Dennis, I’m not sure where the mis communication happened but we don’t take bookings at Ocean, generally customers just come on down. When we have been informed that a group is coming in, we advise them that we may not be able to accommodate them due to our business being governed by the weather. We do this to prevent any disappointment to our customers & they have a choice to go elsewhere or take a chance on enough tables being available at Ocean. Beach is a great cafe so we are pleased you kept it local. Thanks Jules
Written 29 January 2020
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Lyds
London462 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Tasty! Went on a Sunday lunch and just got really lucky with a table outside as it was super busy. Service was good and food tasty! I had eggs Benedict and the hollandaise was slightly too mustardy for me! But just my personal taste :) highly recommend :)
Written 22 January 2020
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JulesP600
Awesome thank you!
Written 2 February 2020
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TheSnakebite
Ohoka728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 solo
I visited Ocean Cafe on a Monday lunchtime and had the meatballs with homade BBQ sauce which was very good but a bit on the small side. Other menu items were tempting as well. It was nice to sit outside and look over at the sea. Great service.
Written 24 December 2019
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JulesP600
Thank you for your response. We are glad you enjoyed our Crispy Pulled Pork Balls, one of our most popular items on our menu! Hope to see again soon! Cheers Jules
Written 25 December 2019
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Lexdog
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Wonderful coffee, delightful staff and such a positive, calm atmosphere. Would highly recommend visiting this cafe if you ever find yourself out in Sumner. Highlight of the cafe was meeting Ben, who was so welcoming and made a great coffee. Definitely an asset to the team.
Written 9 October 2019
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JulesP600
Thank you for your lovely review.
Written 2 February 2020
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