Penelopes Cakery Deli

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 6 reviews )

32 New Regent St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers changing vegan cakes options, such as carrot cake, bliss balls, key lime tart, chocolate cherry slice; and savory vegan items like baked potato with curry and vegan cheese, pies and sausage rolls. Accepts custom cake orders. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery, European, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by Yolanda

Amazing - Edit

Has a good amount of vegan options, I got a pie, toasted sandwich and a coffee cake. The cake was the best vegan cake I’ve ever had. The staff were also lovely. Would recommend especially if you’re after something sweet.

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Delicious 'brookie' (brownie/cookie) - Edit

Popped in quickly today and grabbed a 'brookie' on the go. basically it was a cross between a brownie and a cookie! It was super delicious! Not too badly priced. Perfect quick snack on the go.

Pros: delicious 'brookie'

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ok - Edit

A few options, was solid but not spectacular. Handy to have as it was near me but wouldn’t go out of my way to come here.

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Nice little cafe with tasty light food options... - Edit

A small cafe in a trendy shopping precinct. We called in here for lunch because I really wanted to try the baked potato. They weren't ready for another hour! - Disappointed!
Instead, I had the well-filled toasted sandwich (tasty) and sausage roll with toasted seeds and a small side of greens. It had plenty of flavors and was great too.

The soy shake was too plain - it needed thickening with an icecream and should have been served in glass for dining on-site. Reduce plastic waste.

The slice of brookie was rich and tasty with a nice, light base. The piece of layered carrot cake was moist and really enjoyable with a generous portion being served.

Pros: Moderate pricing., Friendly service., Clean and tidy.

Cons: Baked potatoes should've been available at 12.15., Single-use plastic used to serve the soyshake in.

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Pretty lil place - Edit

Came here with a friend and was really happy with the number of vegan options. My friend got soup and I got a soy chocolate milkshake and chickpea curry. The milkshake was not worth the price, was nothing special, really. I did regret that. But the curry! For $4.50 I got a massive portion. It was so beautifully warm and hearty, just what I needed. The lady gave it to me with bread and made sure to tell me the butter was vegan, which I really appreciated. My friend's soup looked super delicious and filling, too. Really pretty interior on a lovely street. Friendly lady who I presumed was the owner. I recommend the food, but I wouldn't get a milkshake again.

Pros: Lots of options, Cosy, Good portion sizes

Cons: Small

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Lovely vegan food options in the heart of New Regent St - Edit

New Regent St is a must see for tourists to Christchurch with it's beautiful Spanish Mission inspired buildings, street cafe ambiance and the tram running right through it. It's so great that there is now a lovely cafe here offering excellent vegan options.

We have lunch at Penelope's today and I was very impressed with the many vegan options and not the bog standard vegan options too. We tried a toasted sandwich, a sausage roll and a baked potato (You can choose your own three fillings for the sandwich or the spud) and loved them all. Vegan cheese is $2 extra but it is generously added and worth it.
My favourite was the potato. In my 28 years of veganism, I have never been able to get a filled potato from a mainstream cafe and what was even better was that I could have it with vegan cheese too.
We had strawberry milkshakes to drink (made with vegan ice cream and milk) and for dessert, a brookie. This I have never seen before. It is a slice with a biscuit base, brownie middle and chocolate ganache topping. So right on so many levels. Next time I come I am going to try the raspberry granola slice or maybe the carrot cake.

I highly recommend checking out Penelope's. They have a cake decorating supply shop upstairs as well. The staff are lovely, there is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating and all in all, it is a very civilised way to enjoy a bite and a cup of tea.

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-29

Pros: excellent vegan options, great location for tourists, vegan cheese

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