The Anchorage

Monday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 1:00 pm.


4 Walker Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

022 021 8679

In the heart of industrial Christchurch, there’s a speciality coffee roastery and café showcasing the best of what the coffee industry has to offer. Located on Walker Street, The Anchorage may be housed in a nondescript building, but inside is a sleek space that combines a roastery with a café and a communal workspace for those that thrive off the energy of a bustling hospitality spot. The Anchorage is not your typical local café; it’s progressive, with top of the range equipment, an ever-changing coffee menu and a unique approach to the coffee roasting technique.

It’s clear that coffee is the key focus here; the spot is described as less a café, and more a speciality coffee bar that offers food as an addition. To put it simply, the team behind The Anchorage do coffee, and they do it well. Committed to bringing the best coffee varieties from around the globe to Christchurch, they’re always on the lookout for new and exciting flavours, and keep on top of the trends the leading coffee brands are setting. Alongside caffeine, they also have a simple but select menu, made up of offerings from local suppliers like Cakes by Anna, Grizzly Bagel and Bellbird. The Anchorage also caters to dairy-free customers, with coconut milk available as an alternative to regular milk. For those planning on staying a while, there’s free wifi too, so it’s a much-loved spot for freelancers parking up for the day.

Far from the stereotype of coffee experts, there’s nothing pretentious about The Anchorage’s love of coffee. They’re more than happy to talk customers through the process of roasting, selecting different flavours to try, or just having a chat about what makes a great cup of coffee. The tempting aroma of freshly roasted beans may be what sways you to enter, but it’ll be the impeccable service and friendly vibe from the staff that will make you stay far longer than you intended.

Words by Morgan Tait & Photography by Naomi Haussmann and Nancy Zhou

4 Walker Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

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