Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Enjoy local cuisine at its finest in the heart of Christchurch at Café & Bar 165. Within walking distance of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Container City and the Avon River, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a day in the city.

With great quality food that suits everyone at the forefront of their menu, Café & Bar 165 offers a fantastic choice for diners. Whether you’re after a tasty lunch of homemade soup, salads and sandwiches, or an evening of casual dining, this restaurant specialises in modern, local and Western cuisine that keeps the whole table happy.

Located within the BreakFree on Cashel Hotel, you can enjoy a classic cocktail from the bar before dinner. If your favourite cocktail isn’t on the menu, the bartenders are more than happy to mix up whatever you fancy! When you’re ready for dinner, head into the urban-deco restaurant and feast your eyes on an extensive menu. There’s something for everyone, from healthy salads to hearty burgers, with vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free choices available.

Give yourself a break in Christchurch and discover Café & Bar 165, located within the BreakFree on Cashel on Cashel Street.

* Please note this venue requires customers to order at the bar

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Café & Bar 165
165 Cashel Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Breakfast 7am - 10.30am
Lunch 11am - 3pm
Dinner 6pm until late

Phone: +64 3 360 1064
Website: www.cafebar165.co.nz

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Café & Bar 165
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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Maureen McCallum

Enjoyed our meals, staff were pleasant, would recommend

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We enjoyed our dinning experience and had great customer service.

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Kevin Tootal

Quick pre-theatre dinner. Staff were awesome and friendly. Mains were good. Dessert was a bit average. Overall 4/5. Would recommend.

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Yes it is the lobby/large foyer of the motel, but yes the food is very good. The service is polite and adequate. A good place to take a friend for a meal rather than for a night out

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Renee Gardiner

Food was okay, the staff were lovely, atmosphere was great

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Lizzie Meates

Lovely night out with friends. This Cafe and bBar is part of the Breakfree Hotel so a little different to the normal cafe and bar. Service from the gentleman working there was first class.

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2nd time there. Food great. No problems

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Sally Fuller

Great food at very good prices. Friendly staff. We were very impressed.

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Food was good, excellent service.

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Noelle Fox

Staff were great.

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Although the place was busy, we got excellent service and I felt the staff went out of their way to make sure our 2 children were happy, offering kids menus, colouring in, and chatting to them directly. Really family friendly.

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Rebecca Hyde

The food snob in me was reluctant as it’s at a budget hotel but the tight ass in me couldn’t go past the 50%off!!! The food was AMAZING. We had 3 courses and they were all excellent. Friendly service and the food came out in a timely manner. Absolutely recommend this place!!

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Logan Klenner

Great dining experience. Below a relatively busy motel but still kept the ambiance of a restaurant/bar. Awesome food, will definitely be going back!

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Belinda Fisher

It’s was good first time doing it and will do again sometime

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A lovely meal. We had the beef cheek and the lamb rack and both were delicious.

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All good. Many thanks

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Ellis Van Der Fits

Really nice classic menu, food was good and service were both good- can't fault it!

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Had a great time. Food was brought out quickly and service was above and beyond.

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Very pleasant

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A great family venue. Food was plentiful and enjoyed by all. Staff were attentive and friendly. Well recommended.

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Angélica Marcolino

The food is very good

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Bruce Jamieson

First Class experience Two superb salad dishes.

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Terry Laws

Great food and friendly staff. although located in the foyer area of a hotel it didn't feel like that. Totally recommended

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Jo Mackenzie

Booked this at the last minute, it was our first time at this restaurant and we'll definitely be going back! Our waiter Kieth was amazing, he was informative, friendly and fun! Great food and although a Tuesday night it was reasonably busy.

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My daughter and I dined at Cafe & Bar 165 on a Friday night, although this is in the foyer part of the Breakfree Hotel on Cashel Street, it is spacious with plenty of tables are areas to eat. The place was alive with tourists coming back from skiing and other busy days out exploring our lovely city. The staff were very attentive and explained because of the nature of the cafe that table service was not offered if they were busy but the staff we dealt went out of their way to offer table service and were knowledgeable and friendly. The cafe had a great selection of drinks and cocktails. We ordered the soup and garlic bread to start with, the carrot and pumpkin soup was creamy and tasty. The Beef cheek dish for main totally melted in your mouth it was accompanied by a medley of roast vegetable, yams, potato, courgette, kumara, carrot. onion (great to see them using local produce), the dish was topped with the most delicious finger licking jus. My daughter had a delicious Caesar Salad with chicken, the chicken was tender and the dressing tasty. Generous portions meant we couldn't quite fit in dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Cafe and Bar 165, parking was easy in the Lichfield Street car parking building, a three minute walk to the cafe.

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Karyn Jane

An amazing atmosphere definitely be coming back

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Andrew Besuyen

Excellent service, great food.

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Seemed odd being in the hotel foyer, but we had seen the reviews and knew what to expect, it was actually quite nice to people watch!
The food was ecxellent as was the service, a little hickup with the bill, First Tables was forgotton, however the staff were on to it before we thought to ask. So well done them.

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Michael Holzi

Food was good, staff was friendly. We had to wait quite a lot for entrees, but rest was fine. Good prices.

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Anthony Danh

Lovely night here. Will come back :)

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Donna Gibson

Great selection of yummy food.

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Yuan Li

Amazing food value for money and staff always helpful, great place for a good feed.

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Tim Frickleton

Good food, good service, highly reccommend

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The staff were welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere was casual and we were able to enjoy our tasty meal and have our conversation without wait staff always interrupting. An enjoyable evening. Thank you

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Low key venue. very friendly staff great wine prices food was A+

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Stephen Carr

Was reserved on arrival as the dining area is shared with hotel lobby and foyer and felt a little transient, however was very much overpowered by beautiful food, and we also got friendly helpful table service when booked advised we needed to order at the bar. Definitely recommend.

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Lovely place for a casual catch up

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Amy Brown

Friendly staff and lovely meal

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Melanie Smith

This place had a great atmosphere; the food was delicious and the guy serving us was friendly, helpful and efficient. 5 stars!!

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Verity Smith

Staff were super friendly and food was great!

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The food was really good. We had steak, Lamb racks and salmon and all really liked it.

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Terina Langkilde-Misa

Nice atmosphere and the staff were really friendly. The salmon was absolutely delish will definitely be going back.

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Jenn Jenn

Great place, staff have a great attitude really friendly, food brilliant! Only thing that was not perfect was that waiter came and greeted us which was splendid but he didn’t come back to take our order for drinks or for food so we ordered at the bar but actually quite happy with that.

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Super friendly staff, Meals were bought out quickly and were delicious!!

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Tejas Sreedhar

Decent food, not much of an atmosphere as its just tables in a hotel lobby

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Caitlin Van Schalkwyk

Staff were absolutely lovely and made you feel valued! Food was good had the lamb rack was cooked to perfection husband had steak and said it was great!

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Vanessa Smith

Four of us dined on a Saturday night. It's in the entrance of a hotel so lots of people coming and going, yet it still felt intimate and cosy.
The food came out quickly and was very nice, definite value for money! They also had happy hour drinks from 5-7pm which was a bonus.
Waiter was lovely and had a great sense of humour.
We would all definitely return again

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Carena Parish

Our first ever first table experience. Perfect place for a casual dining experience. The food was unreal! We had soup, lamb rack and beef cheeks... it was sooooo good!

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good environment. nice food

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Maddy Hattan

Perfect atmosphere, great diverse menu and excellent food! The Garlic Bread is amazing

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