The only store and one of the few cafes in Arthur `s Pass. It is a small town that crosses the Southern Alps from east to west coast. The Keas, endemic bird to southern New Zealand, often prowl around the terraces for food.
On the way down to the rocks is a a cafe / restaurant shaped like a spherical stone, with extensive views over the beach and ocean. They have an extensive menu of quick food, like sandwiches, or a menu of the day.
Halfway between Christchurch and Akaroa, there is a road that the two cities. This road meanders through the Banks Peninsula, and the cafe is strategically located on the top of a hill with spectacular views of the bay of Akaroa
Akaroa Cooking school is a modern and innovative concept that combines a culinary school with a restaurant. It all takes place in a room tastefully decorated room with views to the street. They organize learning sessions with celebrity chefs cooking.
The popular and cheap Fish&Chips can be found in Akaroa, where all the young people have their fish & chips, or varieties of different baskets of seafood with mussels, crabs, squid, oysters, etc. Delicious.
One of the best restaruante of Akaroa, specializing in seafood, and an extensive wine list is the Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, for sure. The cheapest option is the dish of the day, which is usually a soup, pumpkin, vegetables, or seafood, and fish of the day, served with chips and salad
The location of this restaurant couldn´t get any better. It´s within the Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu, and it overlooks the sculpture garden. The price is medium / high but the food is high quality. It functions as a cafe during the day where you can relax after seeing the exhibition.
The By Jove Restaurant & Cafe is one of the few restaurants in Akaroa whose menu is mainly French style, since its specialty is pizzas, some of which are quite original, such as the kiwi, with chicken, brie and fruit.