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“Amazing breakfast and view”
Review of Sign of the Kiwi

Sign of the Kiwi
Ranked #16 of 183 Quick Bites in Christchurch
Price range: $8 - $34
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 March 2022

We had a breakfast with friends from Canada, they really enjoyed their French toast with real maple syrup. My date scone was amazing and yummy. The service and the view are superbe. Place highly recommended. Merci beaucoup pour notre breakfast. Bonne continuation.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Thank VALÉRIE J
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday - walk up to the Sign of the Kiwi and treat yourself to one of the amazing savoury or date scones. Always excellent, light and fluffy and the date scones are PACKED with dates. Generally busy but staff manage well, friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

We visited for afternoon tea and ordered iced coffees/chocolates which are advertised as coming with ice cream and cream. We received coffee and choc milk poured over ice. When we inquired why they weren’t as described we were told they had no ice cream at the bar And had run out of cream. We were offered an apology but manager didn’t offer to rectify the situation. We asked for the price to at least be altered and were offered 50c. This was despite the a normal coffee costing $3.50 less. On top of this we were told they were too busy to serve our drinks downstairs and we had to wait for a takeaway despite there being 4 staff and only 2 tables occupied. Wow! As local christchurch residents we won’t be revisiting or recommending this place.

Date of visit: January 2022
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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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