Cafes open on a Sunday
There’s no bigger bummer than a well earned weekend off rolling round and discovering your favourite cafe is closed.
To help you on your hunt for a weekend local that won’t end in frustration, we have rounded up the best cafes open on a Sunday.
6 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Hello Sunday has certainly made a name for itself with its superb brunch menu and perfectly brewed coffee. This ‘made from scratch’ cafe makes everything from the sauces right through to the baked goods in the cabinet.
254 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Unknown Chapter is a sunny spot always bustling with life thanks to its epic brunch menu, homemade slices and cakes, and speciality roasted coffee. A clean-cut European-style interior with sweeping street views makes for comfy people watching and turns this café into an easy place to tally a while.
The Caffeine Laboratory
Christchurch Central, Christchurch
The Caffeine Laboratory is a compact space with a comfortable hideaway upstairs for those wanting to stay a while. Fitted out in raw timber with friendly service, make sure to grab one of their city-famous doughnuts before you go.
295 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
Adding a much needed touch of ‘cool’ to Blenheim Road, Dose Diner takes a page from the book of the quirky Melbourne café scene. Breakfast and lunch is served seven days a week in the bright graffiti-painted interior.
Lyttelton Coffee Company
29 London Street, Lyttelton
A quirky place humming with activity, this Lyttelton-famous establishment is home to a roastery and a café big on sustainability, community and authentic fare. Keep an eye out for local artwork donning the walls and the occasional music gig.
Addington Coffee Co-op
297 Lincoln Road, Addington
A cafe slash fair trade shop slash laundry, Addington Coffee Co-Op is many things to many people. Try one of their superb meals from the menu or sample a little something from the cabinet alongside their in-house roasted Jailbreaker coffee.
294 Kilmore Street
A neighbourhood café all about good food made by Christchurch’s talented producers and artisans, you’re in safe hands for breakfast, brunch and lunch at Little Poms. Sit at the large communal table and marvel at the open kitchen and flamboyant walls.
95 Westminster Street Corner of Cranford Street &, Westminster Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
With an entirely pure vegetarian menu, The Origin might fall outside of typical cafe fare, but make no mistake, flavour is no compromise. The small, but selective menu encompasses sweet and savoury options, as well as a cabinet stocked full of delicious baked goods.
35 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
House made organic milk gelatos and sorbets mean Rollickin’ is the talk of the town. Enjoy alongside organic coffee or sweet baking in the cheerful interior. Expect to see some creative combinations like black forest, pomegranate and berries and salty caramel.
114 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch
Park Ranger sits on a leafy corner of Riccarton Road. There's a real focus on things that are handmade or produced by artisans at this cafe. The kitchen team makes its own chutneys and relishes and granola, all of which line custom-built shelves, along with a well-curated collection of other artisan-produced products that are available to buy – everything from Hasami Porcelain mugs to locally produced Mikau Teas and Lyttelton Lights candles.
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