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235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-337 3282
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“polenta” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love fava! The coffee is delicious and the food is fantastic. I love that every time I go in the staff greet me really kindly and they also remember me. They go out of their way to make my experience a good one and...More

Thank Britta U
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends for brunch. Fava was really busy but our food and coffees actually came out in good time. I had a bagel but the avocado was sold out ... however, the waitress was really accommodating and replaced the avo with something equally as...More

Thank Sluggfi
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food lovely atmosphere we come here often after slogging it out on our bikes on rapaki track

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

As a vegan it's difficult to find good vegan food in Chch. Fava have a Vegan Special plus of course main stream food. The Vegan Special as awesome and I would LOVE the recipe for their polenta - It was sensational. All the food there...More

Thank Cheryl Burton
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A great place for breakfast with friends. Relaxed atmosphere. Outdoor area was great on a warm summer morning. Very friendly service, adequate menu selection & well presented.

Thank Jocelyn W
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Our new local cafe and really pleased it is! All the staff are really friendly, the cafe has good decor and the selection of food on offer was quite large. My eggs benedict was very good. Poached to perfection, lovely hollandaise sauce and crisp fresh...More

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch, great menu selection. After taking about 5minutes to decide I choose the vegan option which consisted of polenta, spinach, mushrooms, grilled tomato, and hummus. With the help of the waitress I ordered a freshly made juice which was delicious. Good service, yummy...More

Thank genevievekNZL
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of food, we had tea, coffee and cabinet food, all very nice. Friendly staff and very efficient service, despite being busy. Which is much appreciated when you have two young children waiting for hot chocolate! Will definitely be back. Thank you!

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stopped in for breakfast with half a dozen friends and sat outside in their nice courtyard on a sunny morning. The staff were very personable and fun. The Iced coffee I ordered was delicious, though slightly pricey at $6. The Bagel with Bacon, Cream cheese,...More

Thank FazNZ
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were extremely helpful and the food arrived really quickly. I ordered the warm roast veg salad with chicken and I throughly enjoyed it, in fact it kept me going all day, very filling. Coffee good and a nice time had by all.

Thank NZSwanns
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 B Centaurus Road | St Martins, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-337 3282
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