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Eat & Drink in Amberley

Amberley is a destination for food and drink lovers. There is an extensive range of restaurants and cafes that give spectacular choices for your taste buds! Checkout the options below.

Topp Stop Cafe

The Topp Stop Cafe opened its doors on the 6th of October 2015, and now brings you a range of fresh food and drink options seven days a week! It's nestled next to Zed on the North end of Amberley. They serve fresh tasty home made kiwi food including yummy burgers and chips. Gorgeous art and photos of the in store, alongside kiwi favorite drinks and frozen treats. Bookings, groups and kids welcomed. Beautiful out door seating next to the motorway.

Phone: +64 3 314 9146
Address: 47 Carters Road, Amberley next to the Zed petrol station


The Brew Moon

Waipara has wine while Amberley has beer! The Brew moon has sixteen taps of beer connected straight to their brewery next door, and delicious pizza to accompany them. Their mission is to bring delicious hand crafted beers to the masses. Check out The Amberley, a refreshing pale ale named after Amberley itself. You can even take some of their beer home with you or order it online.

Address: 12 Markham Street, Amberley
Phone: 03-314 8036


Nor' Wester Cafe

This award winning cafe is set in a 1928 bungalow. The interior ambience is warm. An open fire compliments winter dining, while summer days or nights can be spent dining alfresco on the veranda or courtyard. The extensive menu draws on essence from the Hurunui region, and offers exciting and unique culinary flavours for those searching for a memorable dining experience. The beverage list includes a wide selection of wines from the Waipara Region. More casual style food is also available. The espresso is superb, as are the muffins, gateau and cakes! Fully licensed.

Phone: +64 3 314 9411
Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley


Amberley Tearooms & The Blue Dairy

Big ice-creams, milkshakes, yummy chicken, chips & hot food.  Great coffee, sandwiches & slices.  Lollies galore! Check out the Amberley tea rooms if you need refreshments.

Phone: +64 3 314 8257
Address: 98 Carters Road, Amberley


Pukeko Junction Cafe & Deli

The gourmet country food is all made in-house, from the bread to the tarts, cakes, sauces and fresh salads. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with local free-range eggs, generous lunches from the deli or afternoon tea. The café is bright and airy with great coffee, a log fire and lots of outdoor seating for sunny days.

Phone: +64 3 314 8834
Address: 458 Ashworths Road, State Highway 1, Leithfield

Breakfast at Pukeko Junction

The Country Oven Bakery

Owned and operated by locals, Karen and Glen, you can expect nothing less than high quality food, backed by an excellent standard of service. Food is baked on-site, ensuring your food is fresh and ready-to-eat. Offering a great selection of bread, cakes, paninis, slices and more. The atmosphere here is friendly and relaxed. It's next to Countdown so you can get your grocery needs met before or after a nice cuppa.

Address: 155 Carters Road, Amberley 7410.

Phone: 03 314 9424


Paris Bakery & Cafe Limited

The owner of this cafe has been a baker for nearly 13 years working in Lyon & Paris, and another six working in New Zealand at his craft. They love baking what Kiwis and French enjoy. Vive la révolution of this Paris Bakery & Cafe in Amberley!

Phone: +64 3-975 3125

Address: 96b Carters Rd, Amberley



Little Vintage Espresso 

Little Vintage Espresso is a quaint cafe located in a traditional villa in the small North Canterbury town of Amberley. Established in 2013 when local lady Vanessa Hanna returned from Australia with her Aussie husband Matthew Rudge in tow, you can find a menu of delicious breakfast and lunch meals along with a cabinet. Located in the centre of town at 20 Markham Street. Great coffee and rustic style food, big all day breakfast and free Wi-fi. Come and relax by the fire and enjoy a great atmosphere all year round. Rave trip advisor reviews! There is a basket of toys and highchairs for kids.

Phone: +64 3 314 9580

Address: 20 Markham Street, Amberley

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Casa de Sanchez

Casa de Sanchez is rocking North Canterbury with a latin inspired bar and restaurant in the spanish tapas style. Fantastic service, live music Friday to Sunday and a free courtesy shuttle for local residents on the weekends. Generally open until 11 pm, 7 days a week.

Call: +64 03 314 8030
150 Ashworths Road, SH1, Amberley 7410


Railway Tavern Bar

The Railway Tavern Bar has everything you want from your local! Their staff are down to earth, the food is not too fancy but tastes amazing and of course the beer is cold! Cheers!

Phone: +64 3-314 8202 40

Address: Douglas Road, Amberley 7410

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