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Mainline Station Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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40 Old Main Road | old main rd, Domett, Cheviot 7383, New Zealand
+64 21 135 3752
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing friendly atmosfere and the best coffee! Outside setting marvelous, inside rustic with so much to look at! Small gifts also available!

1 Thank Flemming P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful place to visit. Decor is bespoke and they offer a lovely range of gifts for those wanting to buy something along the way. Meals are well and lovingly prepared and the staff are friendly and efficient. Their garden adds to the beauty of the place and such a great location for a family to stop for a... More 

1 Thank travelsavvy2016
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb service and delicious beef roll as well as the tastiest eggs on toast ever in this wonderful quirky diner, where they make their own cakes. Staff and owners really friendly and the cleanest of toilets. Fully recommended as a stopping point. Make sure you look at the photo album. Many thanks.

Thank Len T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff accommodated a group of 50 or so friends with fantastic service! The food was excellent, I definitely recommend stopping here!

1 Thank Jenn S
Amberley, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have stopped here for coffee and eats while travelling and now we live just 70 kilometres away sometimes drive up here for lunch in the garden. You can also have a picnic on their lawn as picnic cloths are provided by the café's friendly and helpful staff. There is ample parking off the main highway. Prices are reasonable; the... More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of selections of cakes, amazing looking sausage rolls and beautiful coffee, staff where friendly and the outside area is great for kids with ride on toys and playground equipment:)

Thank Annika j
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

What a lovely friendly place to stop for breakfast or lunch en route to Kaikoura. The staff were kind and friendly and the service and food excellent. There is a beautiful garden at the back with a seating area. They also grow their own fruit which is used in their special frappes. I would definitely recommend this lovely cafe. It... More 

1 Thank Gail R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

My son and I have been here 3 times now - some months apart. Each time he has the same tomato soup with bread and really enjoys this. I always have a vegetarian item. Every time its delicious well priced food (vege curry with accompliments at $7.50! or the non-sausage sausage rolls etc) and every time the service has been... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and coffee but the real stars are their wonderfully well priced, delicious chutneys available for purchase to take home. Beautiful garden setting, and usually go home with dome quirky second hand items off their rack. Really nice people too.

1 Thank Ainsot
Rangiora, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This cafe in North Canterbury has a good range of tasty food. A little limited in gluten free options (hence the 4 stars) but very tasty. On a fine day the garden makes a beautiful setting for your meal. Great coffee. Also a small gift shop and some recycled goods. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Old Main Road | old main rd, Domett, Cheviot 7383, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Cheviot
  • Phone Number: +64 21 135 3752

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