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“Fantastic views”
Review of Sign of the Kiwi

Sign of the Kiwi
Ranked #17 of 183 Quick Bites in Christchurch
Price range: $8 - $35
Description: Historical cafe on top of Dyers pass road with amazing views of both the Canterbury plain and the Peninsula.all our food is made onsite using local organic produce from the farmers around us . Great walks on offer around the port hills with lots of wildlife . One of the most favorite spot for locals.
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Description: Historical cafe on top of Dyers pass road with amazing views of both the Canterbury plain and the Peninsula.all our food is made onsite using local organic produce from the farmers around us . Great walks on offer around the port hills with lots of wildlife . One of the most favorite spot for locals.
Reviewed 19 October 2021

This is a cafe with an amazing view down onto the city of Christchurch. We walked up one of the nearby tracks to the cafe but there is also parking for those who want to drive. There is not a huge menu but the food was good and good service. If you are lucky you will get an outside table. Unfortunately coffee was only average, but hey view made up for it.

Date of visit: October 2021
Thank Wendy L
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

We stopped at Sign of the Kiwi after walking up on the Harry Ell track and enjoyed date scones and a smoothie that were both excellent. What makes their scones so yummy? Perhaps it's the fact that they soak their dates over night? Smoothies are delicious, too. Eric, the expat France owner, truly loves people and good food. It's clear that Eric is passionate about providing excellent service to his customers. His staff all seem happy and perhaps it's because his friendliness extends also to his staff who he treats with respect and appreciation. Honestly, the views of Christchurch below and the Southern Alps are matched by friendly service and yummy food.

Date of visit: September 2021
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1  Thank LazDownUnder
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Very disappointed to have booked over a week in advance for a special occupational (baby’s first birthday) and had our booking accepted for 6 adults and 1 baby to arrive and find be told to find ourselves a table and a high chair. Most of the tables don’t fit 6 adults and no one came to help us put tables together or get a high chair. You would think they would have had our table prepared to save us the stress. Food was fine but experience was overall pretty average. Next time someone books a table, at least have it ready please.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank 866kirstyc
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Reviewed 18 May 2021

Today we as a family visited this amazing business. The owner is such a wonderful man who gives such great service along with his staff. We had won a voucher which he had sponsored at a sporting event and he served us so well.
The food was to die for and the environment and other staff were just perfect for a family outing at lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and everyone's food and drinks were soooooo good. Highly recommend all of this gorgeous home made food. Could not fault this place and we will be back.
Thank you Sign of the Kiwi!

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank 185kirstynw
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Reviewed 26 April 2021

Called for morning tea. Had a cup of tea and a scone - both good - tea was hot and the heated scone was light and tasty. View was excellent and it was worth the drive up despite the road works. Recommended

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank Grant N
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