Six Ounces

Monday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Tuesday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Wednesday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Thursday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Friday7:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Saturday8:30 am – 10:00 pm.


178 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

022 098 1342

There’s nothing quite like a cosy neighbourhood coffee shop and Six Ounces is exactly that. Clad in refurbished furniture, vintage lamps, plenty of greenery and hand-built cabinetry, the atmosphere inside this wee cafe is relaxed and inviting. Top that with quality coffee (made with Switch Espresso beans) and you’ve got yourself a new go-to.

The brainchild of Avi Cohen and Lois Parmenter, Six Ounces was years in the making while the couple lived in London, but got off the ground within just a few months once the pair escaped the Covid-ridden city and arrived in Christchurch, Avi’s hometown, at the beginning of the year. Both Avi and Lois have years of hospitality experience under their belt, so they have an inkling of what’s required from a great cafe – and it shows. 

Emphasis is on quality and speed; having lived the big city life these two understand how busy life can be and strive to keep convenience at the top of the priority list. If you only have a few minutes to grab a coffee and a sandwich to go, this is your spot. On the other hand, Six Ounces is also that perfect place to take time to sit and linger, catch up with friends and even bring your furry friend with you (there’s a hook at the end of each table where you can park your dog!). And if you’re lucky, you might even get to meet Brixton the puppy – rightfully nicknamed the cutest employee here.

Rewinding to those sandwiches mentioned before – they are crafted daily with Le Panier Boulangerie’s bread and always include at least two vegetarian options. In the mornings you can grab a tartine breakfast and during the colder months, there’s also a daily lunchtime soup on offer. Bottomless filter coffee is on the horizon, as are some late evenings. Keep an eye on Six Ounces’ social media for updates (+ cute pics of Brixton) and make sure you drop in next time you find yourself in Merivale.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou

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178 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

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