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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The presentation and food here amazing. One of the best ever visited by us. We had a pizza slice and it was absolutely superb. This place is worth going out of your way for.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022 via mobile

Consistently fantastic food & service! Great choice, amazing scones, cakes & cabinet food! Delicious lemon meringue tarts! So happy this cafe has now opened in Christchurch!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

Good quality food and coffee. We had the blue cheese scones and Mushroom on toast which were both tasty. Service was quick and coffee very good.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

What a nice cafe this is. There is cabinet food and a menu to choose from. On the whole, the offerings have a comfortable vibe with many being reminiscent of home cooking. I enjoyed the Avocado (without Rye option) with Poached Egg, Feta and Salad....My companions had Red Eight Special Breakfast, Salmon Egg Flan and Pizza. Everything was tasty. A particular favourite for our group was the Citrus Slice - a must to try if you have a sweet tooth. The service is friendly and responsive, with helpful staff and dishes come out quickly. Coffee is good. I wouldn’t hesitate to come back here, thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

Fabulous Staff. Fabulous food. No background music so that you don't feel the need to shout when having a conversation with other people at your table

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2021

Thoroughly enjoy your baristas coffee. 9/10 my coffees are my made by a lovely British girl who never fails to make a great coffee.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 March 2021

Yesterday,I had Eggs Bennie with mushrooms plus a coffee.The cafe was busy.About 8 cyclists had just arrived,plus most tables had people at them.However I managed to sit outside.Depsite the cafe being busy my meal arrived quickly as did my coffee Both were excellent. A great...cafe,with good service and food to suite every palette. A must visit.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2020

The coffee is always top notch. The food is very tasty and high quality. A range of cabinet food as well as menu. Friendly and warm atmosphere. My son loves the bacon and egg pies and you can opt for side salads too. The food...is made on the premises, so is nice and fresh.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 July 2020

The Red Eight Cafe is in a prime spot (in the Kaiapoi i-Site visitor info centre, corner of Williams/Charles Sts.). As the commercial heart of Kaiapoi gradually moves in that direction, the Red Eight can only succeed. But if the quality of our lunch is...a yardstick, Red Eight is already THERE! We hopped in for a late lunch mid-week: for Mrs Wabbit, a wedge of tasty light smoked salmon flan ($8.50) while Mr Wabbit struggled to finish a well-endowed Red Eight Special, essentially a Big Breakfast ($21). The rosti was intriguing, in that it was served as crispy deep-fried cubes! There is a small menu, but most of the fare is delicious-looking cabinet food, all made in-house every day (including the sauces, aiolis and vinaigrettes). Decor is smart, industrial-like with a crisp white tiled counter. If you feel the cold, we recommend a centre table, as Red Eight has three (!!!) access doors - the rear one by the free car parking being automatic. Red Eight is open daily.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 8 June 2020 via mobile

The best Eggs Benedict we’ve ever had. Definitely recommend this cafe. The staff are so friendly. Awesome 👏

Date of visit: June 2020
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Red Eight is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4