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Mitchelli's Cafe Rinato

$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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3 Garlands Road | Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand (Formerly Mitchelli's Deli and Cafe)
+64 3-389 4443
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times for breakfast/brunch and the food is incredible. Brunch is served until 2pm and the menu selection is fantastic. Wouldn't recommend coming for lunch - there are only a few menu items and when we got there, there wasn't much left in the cabinet. Service was prompt and friendly - the staff member apologised for the... More 

Thank olivern715
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Not persuaded Christchurch has fully come to terms with the art of making a good coffee but this place has made an excellent start. Looks good for the kids too.

Thank Edmo1066
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

From making the phone booking to leaving this restaurant our family were given friendly efficient service. We needed a baby highchair and our waitress was very obliging and quickly made sure we had a safe highchair for the little one. The menu is varied and a large selection of cabinet food is also available. Our meals were delicious, reasonably priced... More 

Thank helenatacorn
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Another restaurant/cafe that was on the Top Ten list for Christchurch. Had the Home Made Baked Beans for breakfast with a passable coffee. The meal was quite bland and extremely "tomtoey"...thought it could have done with a bit of bacon or chorizo cooked with the beans to make it more tasty. Service was good and the cabinet food did look... More 

Thank JillElizSel
Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Favourite stop for breakfast. Lots to choose from, all great value for money, tasty and fabulously fresh. Not been disappointed with anything in the two years of visiting!!

Thank stuart12262
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I booked a table for 4 on Saturday lunchtime. When I turned up with my group (one of whom was elderly) I was initially very disappointed as they could not find where they had placed our reservation (it was very busy and jam packed). They eventually directed us to a table directly in front of the main entrance on a... More 

1 Thank charlottebY4192JF
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We have eaten there several times & food was reasonably good & service acceptable. Last time l chose a chicken quiche from the cabinet. It was so tough & stringy it was barely edible. I received a very off hand response from the waitress, & on further comment was told that my complaint had been passed on tothe chef. No... More 

1 Thank lesleyk72
Christchurch, New Zealand
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were lucky enough to have a voucher to use for Mitchellis so it was a lovely Saturday morning treat. I had the mushrooms on toast (which I substituted for potato rosti) with feta, my husband had the eggs bene and ranked it among the best he's had. We both had the delicious 'Benjer' apple and boysenberry juice - yum!... More 

Thank Jo O
Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our morning tea at this character cafe in The Tannery. Generally a professionally run cafe with good quality food, service and staff, the only negative being the waitress leaning across the table in front of our friends when serving our coffees.

Thank Barry5252
Oamaru, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We always expect quality at the Tannery but this cafe, humming on a Monday morning was just perfect. Friendly staff, great coffee and absolutely delicious freshly made breakfast. An extra touch was the bottles of chilli or garlic vinegars - yum.

Thank MaddyM2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Garlands Road | Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand (Formerly Mitchelli's Deli and Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-389 4443
Mitchelli's is a family owned and operated cafe that pre-quake was located in the city, nestled in Poplar lanes. Now Mitchelli's Cafe Rinato (meaning reborn in Italian) has opened at the Tannery. You will find all the old favourites, including a variety of gluten free options, plus a tasty new breakfast menu, gelato, wine, beer and of course magnifico coffee by our very own Cristian del Valle. Come in and explore our new surroundings, including a private meeting room, and enjoy our unique atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?