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Arabica Licensed Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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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
USD 3 - USD 21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Sri Lankan, Cafe, International, Fusion, New Zealand
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TBBDorset
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank karlyhos
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We pre ordered our take away curry for Friday night. It’s amazing. We ordered the butter chicken and pork curry. Choose from: Sri Lankan Beef Curry 🌶️🌶️🌶️ Tea Country Pork Cury 🌶️🌶️ Butter Chicken 🌶️ Mixed Vegetable Curry 🌶️🌶️ Call 03 3028455 or PM Arabica...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Holidaymaker2010
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food and coffee found this little cafe in 2015 and visited everyday went again this year and nothing has changed still friendly staff beautiful food and coffee our number 1 NZ cafe

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DaveNat79
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with the family and a great coffee....so nice I went back specifically for my morning caffeine hit after a late start to the days skiing at Mt Hutt!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank atkmur
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 it and your feedback is very valuable to our team to go forward. Thank you. The Team @ Arabica.

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

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
Thank NKB2198
Arabica2013, The Team @ Arabica at Arabica Licensed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi, 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

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Because we couldn’t pick... we ordered all 3 meat dishes - butter chicken, pork curry and beef curry! All absolutely delicious. I’m not the biggest spicy fan but all 3 were yum!! Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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
Thank Rundlich
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

Reviewed 22 March 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank larryp940
Reviewed 24 February 2018

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

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank michealholiday
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21 June 2017|
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Response from Arabica2013 | Property representative |
Arabica is Fully Licensed but unfortunately not BYO. We have a large selection of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available.
5 June 2017|
Response from Julie F | Property representative |
We are open most public holidays. Please call 03 3028455 to find out opening times.
21 March 2016|
Response from Arabica2013 | Property representative |
Yes, Arabica will be Open Good Friday from 9am-3pm then re-opening from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a Sri Lankan Curry Buffet.No Surcharge For reservations please call 03 3028455. Many Thanks
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