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Black Betty Cafe

165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8522
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“avocado smash” (13 reviews)
“poached egg” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolulety lovely Cafe!! Went out for brunch on 12/09/17 order the French Toast Crumpets with crispy bacon with a iced coffee it was delicious !! Sat down and our coffee and food came out with in less than 10 minutes service was unreal! the staff...More

Thank Zaan11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy spot on a Sunday morning, but service was prompt, breakfast choices were large and quality of food was spot on. Good value, friendly atmosphere and plenty of options to suit all tastes. Would visit again.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and had the granola and mango smoothie (which is DF), delicious!!! Perfect for a light lunch and left feeling great, thanks guys! :)

Thank goldfush
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived earlier than the time we had agreed to meet the rest of our party to secure a table. It was difficult to determine if we had to wait in line or just grab a free table, waving down a waitress indeed grab a table...More

Thank Tueday
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My partner and I came here twice in close succession for brunch, we both got the Big Breakfast. The first time was amazing, the meal was delicious and the coffees were good, however the second time the potato layer cake was hardly cooked and the...More

Thank cflutey
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Every time I go here it's ways verrrry busy. But guess that says a lot about how popular Black Betty's is. The only thing that would help push this to 5 stars is if they took orders from tables. Having to line up to order...More

Thank heytoray
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Love it. Love the coffee. Love the food. Love the staff. My favourite cafe in Christchurch .... do I get a free coffee ๐Ÿ’‹?? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank Caro8880
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Superb brunch and coffee before our 6 hour drive South to Wanaka.. delicious food, friendly staff... highly recommended place

Thank JoshLimCY
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Have visited here twice, but yet to see evidence which supports Black Betty's current 4.5 rating. For a place which positions itself as a coffee destination, Black Betty has so far not delivered anywhere near an exceptional experience in that area. A soy latte in...More

Thank Rundlich
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I must admit when we arrived in the door and saw the queue we had thoughts of turning round and heading back out again. I am so pleased we didn't. Outstanding breakfast and coffee. This place is busy for good reason.

Thank Smods5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Madras Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 8522
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