Once a non-descript part of the mighty Colombo Street, Sydenham has seen a welcome resurgence since the earthquake with the arrival of the popular boutique shopping mall, The Colombo.
With the clever fit out promoting many more visitors to the area, businesses both in the mall and in the surrounding area have seen a huge increase in foot traffic. You’ll know you’ve made it to Sydenham thanks to the vibrant street art, where talented artists have used their skills to light up bare walls and bring some warmth back to the area.
Originally named after a china shop on Colombo Street, Sydenham continues to push the boundaries when it comes to delighting shoppers with its fantastic turnaround from grey and mundane to bright and bustling.
451 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Peruse the likes of Adidas, Vans, Element, and Lower’s latest lines all stocked in store, or choose from more than 50 other international and New Zealand brands.
02 Hello Sunday
6 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Hello Sunday has certainly made a name for itself with its superb brunch menu and perfectly brewed Switch Coffee.
03 Native Café
383 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
There’s something for everyone at Native Cafe and the small, friendly team works passionately towards providing the best for all its customers. Next time you find yourself Sydenham side of town, you’ll know where to stop for a cup of top-notch coffee and an honest bite to eat.
04 5th Street
5 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
A spectacular spot for evening dining seven days a week.
05 Grizzly Baked Goods
33 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Effortlessly cool with a friendly and inviting vibe, Grizzly Baked Goods will have you feeling like you’ve woken up in another city.
The Colombo 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Variety is the spice of life, and you’ll certainly find something to spice up your wardrobe at Stencil.
07 Allpress Espresso
110 Montreal Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
The coffee here is just what you'd expect from the experienced Allpress roasters.
08 Grater Goods
105 Orbell Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Found in an old glass factory in Sydenham’s industrial blocks, you'll find everything from sausages to bacon and steak - just the more humane and sustainable kind.
09 The Fermentist
380 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
At the heart of everything here is sustainability. Not just as a gimmick, but in the real sense of it.