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New Zealand, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Great wee Cafe with both inside and outside seating. Very good cabinet selection with even some vegan choices. Also has a menu to choose from. For those just wanting and ice cream or milkshake you are well catered for. Also has a great range of...gifts and some clothing for sale....great for a wee browse.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 3 March 2021 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast support local cafes! Salmon bagel appeared with a large salad ???? At 9am ?? Hadn’t ordered it and was charged!!! Coffee good however

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 December 2020

Lived in the area 15 years and somehow never visited - wish I hadn't left it so long. Had a great lunch here: salmon, beautiful potato cake and caesar salad - all for $25! Bargain! Really generous servings - couldn't finish the salmon or salad...- and accompanied by a pleasantly chilled glass of wine that was also great value. Everyone was super friendly and pleasant, garden is lovely and food arrived in good time - definitely coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 May 2020 via mobile

We had delicious Salami Empanada and side salad and Pumpkin Frittata cake today. The hot choc was soooo lovely I had two! Great friendly service. Well worth visiting will definitely return thank you. 😃

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 20 March 2020

We called for a late breakfast and were lucky to get a table. The reason why soon became obvious, with great food, large portions and a decent price. The service was fine and it was good to see staff engaged in non stop cleaning.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020

Lovely spot, outside setting BUT .... Over 1 hour to receive the food after ordering. No updates until we asked when we were told 10 minutes, we asked again when it did not arrive The egg whites was still jelly, well undercooked. The rest of...the food was average and overpriced for the standard. Customer service. What happened to apologising, giving a small discount or a cup of coffee while you wait.. Even water brought to the table would have helped. We ate quickly as we had another event to be at - we had allowed two hours at a cafe so we would not be late and it took nearly all of that. Two out of tree of us are local and won’t be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020

I visited The Store and was super disappointed at the food, the service and the ambiance. The attitude of the woman taking our order, the slow service, getting the order wrong AND not serving the food described on the menu all made for a very...negative experience. If the actual food had been delicious, we could have forgiven all the faults - but the food (scrambled eggs looked like they were made from dried egg powder; 'artisan bread' was not 'artisan' just stale white sliced; the sausages were of the cheap, salty variety....I could go on...but I wont bore you). 5 years ago - we loved our meal there....has it changed hands since then because after a meal experience like that I won't be coming back. Big shame as every other meal we had had around Christchurch and South Island had been pretty darn good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 February 2020

Excellent lunch spot. Great food and service. Well priced. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend....

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020

I recently enjoyed a Birthday brunch with family and friends. This is one of my favourite spots in Christchurch. It was a very busy Saturday and my recommendation would be to avoid this day around 11-1pm as sadly the cyclists from town arrive and take...over. We were a group and one of the cyclists felt it was OK to sit on the end of the bench I was sitting on without so much as asking if this was OK. For me this spoilt an otherwise lovely lunch.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 January 2020

Stopped for cold drinks on hot day, but ended up staying for lunch. Very nice dinning outside under a large shady tree. Varied menu, will definitely come again.

Date of visit: December 2019
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The Store @ Tai Tapu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4