Haus Espresso

Monday7:30 am – 2:30 pm.

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.


166 Moorhouse Avenue, Sydenham, Christchurch

0210 260 4631

There’s people that like to talk about following their dreams and changing their life without doing anything about it - and then there’s people like Hannah Collins who take a chance and make things happen. She leapt away from the corporate world of banking to open her own cafe, and she is not looking back.

After searching for a central city location for some time without luck, Hannah and a developer found each other with the help of coffee roastery, Allpress, and the pieces of the puzzle began to find their place. A few months later Haus, a petite Scandinavian-style oasis on busy Moorhouse Ave, opened its doors (and bi-fold windows, which open up the space during warmer months).

Stepping inside this purpose-built, light-filled building immediately transports you into a stylish, cosy and modern cafe where the service is friendly and the offerings excellent. Coffee here is crafted with beans from the aforementioned roaster for non-coffee drinkers there are smoothies and a fridge filled with cold beverages.

Hannah runs Haus together with business partner Jeanette Rogers. Simplicity is the order of the day, and everything is done beautifully - like daily salads, chia birchers, sandwiches, scones and muffins (all made on-site), and bread from Grizzly Baked Goods a few blocks away.

Next time you find yourself craving a coffee fix while hooning along one of the city’s main drags, pop into Haus. It’s the perfect drive-in grab-and-go, though its simplistic flair and amiable ambiance may easily entice you to linger.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou

166 Moorhouse Avenue, Sydenham, Christchurch

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