Handpicked by a Christchurch Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Cafes In Christchurch'.

The 'garden city' of Christchurch has a huge range of dining options including a diverse choice of cafes.  We've picked our favourite places to enjoy a coffee and start the day the right way.  

Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters

Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters roast on site to bring world-class coffee in the heart of Christchurch.  The offerings change throughout the year depending on harvest times of coffee producing origins.   All of the coffee is specialty graded and traceable back to the farmer. The cafe uses the latest equipment with world-leading practices and...

Hello Sunday Cafe

Hello Sunday is located in a beautiful old building that began its life as an 18th century place of community connection as a Post Office before being delivered to its current site here in Sydenham.  The café strives to provide great food and coffee to nourish and ultimately bring people together.  Enjoy the heart warming feeling of Sunday where we pause, rest and reflect, somet...

The Caffeine Laboratory

The Caffeine Laboratory offers great coffee and brunch from the charming location of Regent Street.  Located in the ground floor of the old Little India building, the café’s interior is fitted out in raw timber, giving a fresh and clean look.  Along with a great cup of freshly brewed coffee, Caffeine Laboratory serves excellent burgers,  eggs on toast, mac 'n cheese, toas...

Black Betty Cafe

A top 10 finalist for this year's Zest food awards, the Black Betty café is primarily a coffee joint that professes the barista expertise of its founder, Hamish Evans. The man responsible for New Zealand's boutique coffee blender SWITCH, Evans has now bought the innovative brewing methods of 'siphon' and 'pour over' coffee to Christchurch through his new project. While coffee is definitely ...

Under the Red Veranda

Ravaged and reduced in an earthquake in 2011, the building that now plays host to Under the Red Veranda is a purpose built coffee shop that is still adorned with the epithetical red veranda and window shutters that had characterised the café since 1997. The relaxed ambience of the cafe's courtyard and natural interior is relaxed and organic, with a food menu to match. One of the forerunners in...

Addington Coffee Co-op

Relaxed hangout in a converted garage offering house-roasted coffee, light food and eclectic gifts.  The highly rated cafe serves their house roasted Jailbreaker coffee, a selection of sweet and savoury cabinet treats, and their renowned famous brunch menu.  Opening Hours: Monday - Friday:  7.30pm - 4.00pm Satuday - Sunday:  8.00am - 4.00pm Contact: 03 943 ...

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