The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. We had the beef pie - it was full of dense beef topside in a thick and tasty gravy studded with mushrooms. The cafe sells smoked salt and I would bet a dollar to a donut that the chef seasoned the pie with this wonderful seasoning.
Desert was a baked cheese cake. The place was packed as any good cafe is. And the coffee was strong with any trace of bitterness.
If you are on the way to Akaroa during the Rugby World Cup then make Little River your brunch stop . You wont be disappointed