Cafes with free WIFI

A necessity in homes, workplaces and public spaces – but wifi connections in cafés, bars and restaurants can feel few and far between.

A woman working in a cafe.

Christchurch & Canterbury

Eat & Drink

We've hunted out the handful of Christchurch establishments which have added the service to their menus.

The restaurant area of The Little High Eatery.

The Little High Eatery

255 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central
Christchurch & Canterbury

Take your pick from the smorgasbord of work, study or web-surfing snacks on offer at the coolest inner city food court. Park up at a booth, table or bar seat in the busy hub that’s open nearly all day and night with indoor and outdoor seating aplenty.

Little High is all about options for its customers, and internet connection is no different – it’s available through Little High’s own portal and one provided by the Christchurch City Council. Home to the famous Bacon Bros, Eightgrains dumplings, Sushi Soldier and others – Little High is always busy, which adds an important side serve of people watching to any visit.

A woman making a pot of tea.

The Origin

95 Westminster Street Corner of Cranford Street &, Westminster Street, Saint Albans
Christchurch & Canterbury

This St Albans café has more than an admirable vegan menu, specialty teas and coffees: it also has unlimited wifi. Bringing pristine interiors, a tranquil vibe and deliciously eclectic menu to the neighbourhood, The Origin is a great place to escape busy-to-the-brim city haunts. Immaculate, fresh interiors in whites and light wood, The Origin has a Scandinavian feel ideal for decluttering your mind before you sit down for a spell online.

The sleek and sophisticated fitout is complimented by an interesting animal product-free menu and cabinet offerings, as well as micro-roasted coffee and a selection of nut mylks and specialty teas.

The outdoor area.

Welles Street

44 Welles Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Christchurch & Canterbury

Once again proving its versatility, this new bar on the block is an ideal venue to park up for a work, study or web-surfing session. The huge interior makes it easy to find a quiet spot, and the diverse menu covers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Feel connected to more than the internet with outdoor seating in the sheltered courtyard, or head inside to one of the bar leaners or large tables.

Whether it’s barista coffee, craft beer or wine in your glass, it will always feel half full at Welles St.

Behind the counter.

Kadett

371 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central
Christchurch & Canterbury

It seems almost silly to provide another reason to visit a place that makes the best cheese toasties and pickles on earth (amongst many other goodies), but Kadett’s WIFI situation is on a similar level to its culinary delights. Free, fast and unlimited, Kadett’s WIFI makes it easy for you to check the ‘Gram, Snapchat that toastie or flip open your laptop and get working.

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing where to sit and connect in – large tables, single tables, couches or a spot at the little bar. Kadett’s parents – husband and wife duo Mirabel and Gareth – make the light and spacious spot feel like home and are always at the ready to prepare any coffees or snacks that may be required.

A burger and chips on a table.

Ten27

1027 Ferry Road, Ferrymead
Christchurch & Canterbury

Free, unlimited and lightning-quick WIFI is the cherry on top of Ten27’s impressive offering and space spanning two courtyards and a beautiful dining space. One of the shiniest jewels in Ferrymead’s crown, Ten27 is setup to satisfy your every craving, whether it be a coffee, truffle polenta soldiers, a bourbon-glazed beer burger or just to charge your device and hop online whilst sipping a craft beer and lounging on the couches lined with powerpoints for your convenience – genius.