Terra Viva Cafe & Delicatessen
- Mon – Sun 7:30am – 5:30pm
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Seating for: 120
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Some 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, Terra Viva Cafe & Delicatessen is located conveniently as your meeting place when you hop off the plane – or the perfect destination to say your goodbyes over delicious coffee.
5 Reviews for Terra Viva Cafe & Delicatessen
However, the chef was struggling with some other items too. The calamari rings were somewhat limp and oily, lacking texture and taste.
The other disappointment was the chicken livers – greatly overcooked to the extent that the crumbed coating was charred in places, and the livers themselves dry, grey and grainy.
The other items we had were acceptable, but by no means great. The service, as usual, was friendly and efficient.
We could not help comparing the quality and variety of the tapas with those of the ex-Crumpet Club, and the current Almeida’s Tapas Bar in Sumner. Almeida’s range and quality are considerably better. The Terra Viva chef should dine there and see what good tapas can be like.
It is a pity that this new menu has let them down, as Terra Viva is a very pleasant restaurant with an enjoyable ambiance, but the tapas need considerable improvement before we will have them again.