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Enjoy delicious food served with style by internationally experienced chef in the heart of Methven. With a menu to suit all tastes, appetites and dietary requirements. The sheltered courtyard and polished floorboards give Arabica a relaxing and cosy atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch and light snacks six days a week. Early Friday night dinners available (Sri Lankan Curry Night) bookings to be made in advance. Indulge in a cup of Vivace Espresso served by our friendly baristas. Fully licensed offering a comprehensive drinks list. Cafe of the Year 2016 Finalists Cafe of the Year 2017 Christchurch Region Winner's - People's Choice Award. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 & 2017
All reviews brunch pork curry curries burger curry night tasty lunch friendly welcoming service piping hot great coffee fabulous food thanks guys lovely staff cooked to perfection friday night take away buffet sri
This is a lovely cafe , very good coffee, scrumpy Florentines and very helpful friendly staff, especially the lady who I think owns it. I didn’t get to est a full meal here but it looked very good and the snacks for lunch were very...More
Went in for Coffee and a light lunch. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious. Two paninis from the counter. The coffee was so good. I wish I’d ordered a large. Can’t wait to go back!
We pre ordered our take away curry for Friday night. It’s amazing. We ordered the butter chicken and pork curry.
Sri Lankan Beef Curry 🌶️🌶️🌶️
Tea Country Pork Cury 🌶️🌶️
Butter Chicken 🌶️
Mixed Vegetable Curry 🌶️🌶️
Call 03 3028455 or PM Arabica...More
Great coffee and great service but limited on dietary requirements. Poor gf selection and only soy an option to milkMore
Date of visit: June 2018
Arabica2013, The Team @ Arabica at Arabica Licensed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018
Thank you very much for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate your feedback. We are really sorry we could not meet your standards with our GF options. We have 22 items on our main menu and we do 14 items...More
We came here for lunch as a large group. The place was virtually empty during the entire time we were there.
I had a vegetarian pastry that was quite bland and so tough I wouldn't be surprised if it had been microwaved a couple of...More
Date of visit: February 2018
Julie F, Owner at Arabica Licensed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018
I'm sorry to hear of your recent visit to Arabica. We are slightly concerned about your recent visit as we do not have any vegetarian pastry in our cabinet or on our menu.
Our staff are all trained to meal check all the meals that...More
We missed the curry night (alas!), but had a very tasty lunch here. The vegetarian enchilada had great ingredients (especially the squash) and the eggs with Hollandaise sauce, spinach, and salmon were terrific! The decor is very pleasing and everything seemed well chosen to please...More
Curry take aways are the best. Authentic Sri Lankan Curry’s cooked to perfection makes it the best take away in town on a Friday night. Order online or drop in during the day you just get a pickup time and it’s all fresh and piping...More