Aptly named for its position at the bottom edge of the town’s main centre, South Town walks very much its own path in Christchurch.
Made up of a collection of boutique cafés, bars and work spaces, the area has seen a massive renewal in the last few years with an ambitious group of young owner/operators flocking to the area to combine forces and bring a bit of quirk to the centre city’s southern suburb.
If it’s coffee you’re after, this is the place to come. Those who excel at roasting the little brown bean have set up camp here not as contenders it seems, but instead as fellow lovers of the area, and are followed religiously by those who can’t start the day without a cup of joe.
01 Welles Street
44 Welles Street, Christchurch Central
A slick operation in the heart of ‘South Town’, Welles Street is quickly becoming a neighbourhood local.
02 Action Bicycle Club
8 Walker Street, Christchurch Central
A specialist shop offering rentals, repairs, retro bikes for sale and an array of contemporary biking accessories.
03 Underground Coffee Roasters
190 Durham Street South, Christchurch Central
Dedicated to all things coffee, Underground is the place to go for bold and punchy coffee.
04 Grain Coffee & Eatery
19 Southwark Street, Christchurch Central
A small seasonal menu, great cabinet offerings, Allpress coffee and hospitable service make Grain an easy place to spend a lunchtime.
05 Supreme Supreme
10 Welles Street, Christchurch Central
Supreme Supreme doesn't do anything by halves.
06 The Anchorage
4 Walker Street, Christchurch Central
Combining a roastery, café and communal work space, The Anchorage is set in the heart of industrial Christchurch in a space that makes it clear that coffee is the key focus.
171 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central
An unassuming container on the fringe of the CBD offers customers the taste of home – no matter where in the world that might be