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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews brunch bacon and eggs muesli carrot cake funky cafe great atmosphere nice view the main street farmers market harbour deck views dj cabinet vibe tunes christchurch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found a table, sat down, one of us waited in line for 20 minutes to find out 45 minute wait. Being pregnant I would have loved a decaf, but no decaf, no trim milk available. All the oat and soy milk you like though. Unfriendly...and a disappointment for a place that has potential. Coffee culture across the road was great with quick and friendly service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived and waited while table was cleaned by the staff member who did not bother to acknowledge me when I stated small talk to him. Order French toast $22.00 and Muesli $12.00 and two Coffees. The Coffees were delivered by warm courteous person and...was very nice. No receipt or table # food was slow arriving considering nothing complicated. The French toast was delivered by first guy who still did not bother to acknowledge us smile or talk, well over priced and not very much for the cost. Music was on, crapy and loud enough could not have conversation easily. Just would not go back no way, just looked like they were too busy trying to be hippies or hipsters and did not care about their customers.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool place with great music & delicious interesting food (we're both vegetarians). Hubby & i enjoyed the vibe so much we came back for an afternoon cuppa & he bought the t-shirt! Lovely staff even though it was busy (constant queue). I suspect...we'll be back again during our stay in Christchurch...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

My husband and I visited this cafe after walking down from the gondola. I loved everything about it! It has an awesome relaxed, cool vibe and played some great old tunes! I had the vegetable lasagne from the cabinet which was fantastic value at 10...bucks. The coffee was delicious and the service was good. Highly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Ok, so here goes. Nice funky restaurant, very popular place as it was packed. Ordered a few beers, was served up a warm carona with no lemon, the bar staff were happy to rectify it straight away.... with an excuse about the fridge playing up...and a glass of ice to go with a 'fresh' warm carona. They tried i guess. The food arrives and the waitress screams our order out across the courtyard.... maybe giving table numbers when you order would relieve staff of stress. Once the plates were delivered we asked for pepper, salt and sauces... which never came. The food. OMFG. The pictures are awesome but I don't think they do the chefs justice! The ingredients were the freshest I've ever had, absolutely beautiful food. I give this place 3 stars based on the warm beers, screaming waitress who is still looking for the salt and pepper I presume.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020

we visited for breakfast as we stayed overnight. in Lyttelton. Coffee was good as was the breakfast. Quite a funky vibe

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

This place is truly the holy grail for coffee lovers, and foodies at large. The quality of both coffee and food never disappoints. And the vibe is just fantastic, vibrant and cosmopolitan, with the coolest, and most helpful staff. Our favorite place in Christchurch and...when we travel we always nostalgically remember the Lyttelton Coffee Company.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

We had pleasant experience at this funky cafe. The food in the cabinet didn't really sell to me and I ordered vegetarian nachos just to have something to eat. It was actually really good. Coffee was good of course but I wish the latte was...bigger.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 July 2020

If you like bare boards, wooden tables and old chairs this has the atmosphere. Pretty relaxed atmosphere with good variety of food, a little expensive considering the helpings but nice enough

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 19 March 2020

We stopped in here today to have lunch. Food is outstanding, love the view out over the harbor found at the back of the cafe. The nacho meals was large fresh and delicious. The coffees are the best I have ever had - lovely and...strong and no sugar needed! Food is always well presented. Yes the payment at the counter was a hick up that could have been better displayed, luckily we were able to manage this but I can see how this would be an issue for a traveler. We make a point of going here when we are in the town.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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  • Lyttelton Coffee Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4