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Stars Cafe (Christchurch)

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Stars Cafe - street frontage.

Stars Cafe - sign and menu board.

WHERE: 183 Hereford St, Christchurch (STREET MAP)

PHONE: (03) 365-1776 (SEE WHITE PAGES)

Added by Coffee Monster on Thu, 25 Aug 2005.

Reviews from 2005:

Review of Stars Cafe by Coffee Monster on Thu, 25 Aug 2005:

Stars Cafe is a "tearooms"-style outfit, occupying the ground floor of Ibis House on Hereford St (between Manchester and Madras, near the Liverpool St intersection).

Came in at 10am for a takeaway cappuccino ($3) and a banana and chocolate chip muffin ($2.50). The Korean staff were friendly, and made the cappuccino on a small machine in the corner (I forget what brand it was).

The coffee was drinkable, although a little bitter and watery, and the foam had visible bubbles and not much taste (perhaps it was spooned in rather than poured?). I couldn't see too well, but it looked

The muffin had a nice "home made" feel to it, with a crunchy top and soft inside. A hint of baking soda in the taste, but otherwise good. A nice change after the packaged muffins I've had elsewhere - I'll be coming back for more of these.

In summary - you'd probably be better getting your coffee around the corner at KC's, but this looks like a great (friendly, spacious) place for morning tea.