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The Stables

$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8039
08:30 - 15:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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218 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Terrific street front setting. Staff are pleasant. Coffee is good. But small mistakes, lack of attention. We had three goes here. One Sunday morning we waited 25 minutes for straight coffee. We were warned about a back- up but we watched the staff and couldn't work out why it was all so haphazard. Please get some good training and this... More 

Thank Gulliva
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Went here for breakfast.The service was appalling,Breakfast cold The fried egg not sure how but was burnt and a huge chip in the plate!! OH Dear!! Stood in front of a person to be served but it was as if I wasn't there maybe not a morning person she continued to be cleaning something for well over 5 minutes. Nice... More 

Thank Shiningbright23
Christchurch, New Zealand
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176 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

The Stables is set on the main road in Akaroa, they have seating inside and out. I had a nice breakfast here. Just the norm. I did enjoy the coffee and I found that the staff member behind the counter was very friendly.

Thank Sonya W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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165 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This delightfully situated cafe has shaded tables outside for clients and a few indoors. Very pleasant on a sunny day. The coffee and food was good. The only problem we had was a mix up with our order which was sorted as quickly as possible with a smile and apologies. They also need to be a bit more vigilant with... More 

Thank marya7
Ashburton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Nice setting and location, friendly helpful staff. Indoor and outside seating. We opted for a variety of breakfast selections and were pleased with the choices. Food looked fresh and was definitely tasty as everyone cleaned up their plates. Full breakfast was recommended by all, but the french toast was also a hit by the sweet tooth traveler.

Thank broomys2
Nambucca Heads, Australia
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213 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The staff simply seemed tired and pretty disinterested in the patrons, not that any one of them was rude or unpleasant. This café cum bistro style of place is open for breakfast and lunch but closes before dinner. Some of our party had seafood chowder which was predominantly fish. It was quite tasty nevertheless The rest of our party had... More 

Thank Brian T
Brisbane Australia
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Cold and rainy and was attracted by their Goulash sign. Great choice. Very friendly staff and good espresso coffee. Could not be more helpful. Quick service too.

Thank Noel100
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my breakfast, served with a nice coffee. Free wifi. Beware of the seagulls waiting to eat scraps off your plate.

Thank BloodyHardToGetAName
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Friendly service and incredible pizza, family friendly and awesome coffee. Need I say more? Absolutely love The Stables!

Thank Courtney A
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We were attracted by the pretty garden setting but after waiting over an hour to get a $9 toasted sandwich that was underwhelming to say the least our attraction had waned somewhat. No salad or chips, just two bits of bread squashed together with some oily cheese and a soggy tomato!

Thank Liz P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18
Cafe, European, New Zealand, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8039

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