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Cafe Metro

corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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“quiche” (4 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Consistently great coffee and good selection of food. I especially value the gluten free options. Light, bright cafe with pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Judith V
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Right across the street from our hotel, we were lucky to have come across Cafe Metro! Don't miss their flat whites!

Thank sunshinelover33
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Nice service and great cabinet food. Good GF option. Can be very busy and parking at a premium. Plan your trip.

Thank HelenJG786
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Cafe Metro is an upscale coffee place with a variety of pastries that goes well with your coffee. I had cafe americano and a salmon and cream cheese quiche and had a great breakfast! The salmon quiche was about 8.50 NZD.

Thank Angelie Y
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Good service and great coffee. Would have liked scones but they did not have any1 did not have time to try anything else

Thank oboe6
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We came on Saturday lunch for some food. There is only cabinet food to choose from so not much. The salads were yum. The bagel with cream cheese and salmon was weird - it did not come with pieces of salmon and cream cheese like...More

Thank AliceH123
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Cafe Metro has beautiful fresh healthy food there gluten free vegetarian muffins are to die for they have selection of salads,and baked goods lovely atmosphere to dine inside or out. Plenty of off street parking. Friendly helpful staff great coffee an all round great cafe...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Well placed in the heart of Merivale. As you walk in through the wooden double doors the setting and ambience complements the decor impeccably. Unfortunately that's all that's positive about Cafe Metro. The service is poor to say the least and the staff that served...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Like a wee oasis along Papanui Rd (nearer City end) with brilliant food and great coffee. Really friendly and helpful staff who are very welcoming. Not big but has comfortable indoor seating at tables, couch style and bar leaner. Also outdoor seating at front with...More

Thank noporkies
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Still waiting for the girl at the till to look at me and smile. Bland food didn't help either. Coffee was ok. The table service was the saving grace

Thank Chris H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: corner of Merivale Lane and Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 3554462
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