Bellbird Bakery

MondayClosed.

Tuesday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Wednesday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Thursday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Friday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Saturday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Sunday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch

03-261 9434

Bellbird is everything you want in a local bakery: beautiful, simple design, cheerful customer service, a thermos of filtered coffee on the countertop that invites you to help yourself, and some of the most delicious traditional pastries and bread that you can find in Christchurch.

While classic pastries like the Almond Croissant rank as one of their best sellers at Bellbird Bakery, you can also find the team trying out new recipes and pushing the boundaries with more inventive offerings. Take, for example, a recent Pastry of the Month, a caramel, tahini and dark chocolate swirl, or their new Waitaha Sourdough loaf, a fusion of white and whole wheat flours sourced from North and South Canterbury. Thanks to an open layout, you can see all the action in the kitchen from the counter, so don’t be shy about striking up a conversation with one of the bakers!

If learning about the art of sourdough strikes your fancy, you can even join one of their popular baking classes that teaches you all about how to make sourdough at home--just be sure to sign up for their newsletter (via their website) so you don’t miss a chance to book your spot.

Those who prefer to travel on two wheels are in luck! As an eco-conscious business, Bellbird Bakery rewards those who travel to them on a bicycle with a special loyalty card. After all, what better way to end a bike ride than with a warm, butter croissant and a hot cuppa?

In addition to their main location at The Tannery, you can find Bellbird Bakery at the Riverside Market, as well as the Christchurch Farmers Market on Saturdays and Opawa Farmers Market on Sundays. 

Words by Caitlin Brown & Photography by Nancy Zhou

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Location

The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch

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