Where to find the best coffee in the Salt District

Head to the Salt District for your coffee fix. We guarantee you'll find your next local.

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Unknown Chapter

The Salt District is the gritty, character-packed part of town where you’ll find historical buildings rubbing shoulders with new office blocks and modern architecture. Think interesting shops, bars and cafes dotted around every corner. This alternative inner city quarter is a hive of caffeine activity, and is the place to discover your new favourite coffee spot.

The inside of the cafe.

Unknown Chapter

254 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Unknown Chapter roasts on site to bring its patrons first class coffee each and every day. The offerings here change throughout the year and all coffee is traceable back to the farmer. Check out the cute little roastery in action, with the beans turned to brews by talented baristas. Industrial decor is softened with a sea of hanging indoor plants dangling from the ceiling.

Little Social

Little Social

255 St Asaph St

Tucked within Little High Eatery, Little Social serves delicious Supreme coffee and cakes to die for. Set yourself up for some people watching and recharge over a cup of joe at a high-energy establishment. You’ll also be perfectly placed to grab a bacon buttie, dumplings, or whatever else takes your fancy at this boutique food hall.

The exterior of the cafe and window signage.

Engine Coffee Brewers

270 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Engine Coffee Brewers is a hole-in-the-wall tucked inside BOXed Quarter. It’s a real find, and if you’re not an in-the-know local, you could easily miss it. Serving top notch coffee with traceability to the place of origin, Engine is all about experiencing and enjoying coffee the way it should be - ethical and delicious every time.