My husband and I went to Beat Street café for lunch. I ordered the bagel with poached egg, hollandaise, beetroot, with a trim flat white and my husband ordered bacon and eggs. The coffees took about 15 mins to arrive which was fine. My bagel came, presentation was good and it tasted OK, although could have had seasoning, but was happy to put that on myself. No sign of my husband's meal so I ate mine and drank my coffee, and my husband finished his coffee as well. Coffees were fantastic - strong and creamy.
We noticed there was some confusion with the table next to us (who arrived 20 mins later than we did) when their meals came out and they had to take them away again as they were not the correct meals. My husband was still to get his meal. In the end (after 35 mins and after I had finished all of my meal and coffee) we asked as to where my husband's meal was. The waitress apologised and offered us free coffee to which my husband accepted. His meal came out about 10 mins later.
If I could offer Beat St a bit of advice... can you put salt and pepper on every table, we had to borrow off another table, and then another table borrowed off us.
Would we go back, probably as the meal was quite nice, albeit one of them arrived 30-40 mins later than the other.
This is one place you have t experience when in christchurch, the falafel was the best. Have had. Bambi burger one of the best three hamburgers I have had in the South Island. All in all one eating experience u have to have. Look forward to seeing goats cheese and beet root on the menu. Well done guys and girl.
Had heard that this cafe was great so thought we would try it out.... We love this place and come here often. My favourite thing to have is the bliss ball!! Its great to finally find a great cafe, with great service and a few vegan options to have. They will even make things vegan if there is nothing in the cabinet. Great funky cafe!!
All I can say is WOW! Great food, Great coffee, Incredibly funky retro vibe. A must for anyone looking for a healthy, hearty, out of the ordinary meal. Beat Street dares to be different, and they do it with grace and great food.
This is a great alternative styled cafe with a relaxed and chilled out vibe! All the staff were pleasant and friendly. The service of our brunch was soo quick! We were impressed with our eggs bene, and particularly enjoyed the simple parts of this meal: eggs perfectly poached, hollandaise was delicious, bread was thick and grainy! We also had a couple of GREAT coffees, and the brownie served with yogurt and choc on top was AMAZING! We will definitely pop by again. We enjoyed the outdoor area.
I have pit stopped at Beat Street a few times in the last two months but went for a first time for brunch on Saturday morning.
Four of us ordered - a muesli, eggs bene, and 2 big brekkies.
All were delicious however they were a bit busy and mine was a bit too cold.
To be honest I struggled to choose for brunch because the cabinet food looked divine. This place also has a great variety of sweet treats.
The coffees were ok, but not the best I have had.
Love the setting here - awesome retro hippy vibe.
Service is good.
I would defintely recommend this place but perhaps at a quieter time. They definitely need more tables.