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Child Sister

Customers sitting around tables inside a brightly lit Child Sister Cafe.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Seeking a calm environment with aesthetically-pleasing interior decor, complete with incredible coffee and delicious food to match? Then look no further, Child Sister has...

Paddy McNaughton's

Exterior of Paddy McNaughton's, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Paddy McNaughton's is a pint-sized pub with Guinness and Magners on tap. It’s the closest thing to a Dublin pub this side of the equator. Live music every week.

Austin Club

Austin Club green neon sign.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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If you like your bars secret, check out Austin Club tucked in a basement, down an alleyway. Oh, and you'll need the password, too.

Gatherings

Art on the wall at Gatherings in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Food is best enjoyed together, and when you’re tucked into the intimate restaurant that is Gatherings, you’ll remember why.

Barefoot Eatery

Interior of Barefoot Eatery in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Grab your mates, your mum, your bubs and even your dog, and head down to Barefoot Eatery at The Welder to discover a nourishing and fun café experience.

Rollickin' Gelato Cashel Street

Double scoop gelato on a cone in front of an orange wall.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Rollickin' Gelato brings a fabulous late-night dessert venue to the riverside end of Cashel St.

Foundation Café

Two people eating at a table in front of a window.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Foundation is fully licensed, serving up flavoursome fare seamlessly integrated into Otautahi’s world-class library, Tūranga.

Ramen Ria

Bowl of fresh ramen with sides.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Ramen Ria has all of the flavour and fun that can be found in some of Tokyo’s most well known, yet tucked away ramen joints.

The Burger Joint

Large colourful poster over table and cheers.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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The Burger Joint has an ethos that is plain and simple – and pretty hard to miss, with it boldly printed across the entranceway: Real Food, Real Local.

Miss Peppercorn

Plate of noodles being eaten with chopsticks at Miss Peppercorn in Sumner.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Miss Peppercorn is a modern eatery, celebrating the fragrant and mouth-numbing flavours of the owner's hometown in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

The Birdwood

Customers eating breakfast at The Birdwood, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Much-loved neighbourhood cafe by day, knock-out contemporary Italian eatery by night – The Birdwood might just be the dream local hospo joint.

O.G.B

A man pouring a cocktail at OGB in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A speakeasy-style bar, OGB serves up an old-school approach to hospitality.

Rona's

Exterior of Rona's, Akaroa.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury Akaroa
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With glistening Akaroa seaside views just around the corner, stepping into Rona’s for a gourmet brunch feels like treating yourself to a bona fide holiday.

Utopia Ice Sumner

Woman holding an ice cream.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

It’s a bold move naming your business after the ultimate paradise, but it couldn’t be a more accurate description of this beach side nirvana.

Allpress Espresso

Two employees working behind the cafe counter at Allpress Espresso in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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The coffee here is just what you'd expect from the experienced Allpress roasters.

Civil and Naval

The building exterior of Civil and Naval in Lyttelton
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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This Lyttelton spot offers a well thought-out sharing menu dotted with memorable plates along with excellent wine, beer and cocktails.

The Origin

Close up of bowls of food on a table.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Vegetarian cafe The Origin brings a much needed boost to the hospitality scene in St Albans to the delight of locals.

The Little High Eatery

Dumplings in a pan.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A collection of eateries housed in an open space building, Little High is more than your typical food cooperative.

Fiddlesticks

Close up of food being served Fiddlesticks in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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With a focus on modern New Zealand cuisine where presentation is key, there are plenty of creative menu choices from breakfast through to dessert.

Coffee Embassy

Outdoor Coffee Embassy signage on a brick wall.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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This flagship café is the best place to try adventurous coffee coupled with house-made lunches and coffee accompaniments like their delicious doughnuts.

Rollickin' Gelato

Woman handing customer an ice cream.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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House made organic milk gelatos and sorbets mean Rollickin’ is the talk of the town.

Herba Gourmet

A painted Herba Gourmet sign.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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If you thought fast food was served greasy treats, think again. Herba Gourmet has rethought street food to bring fresh, healthy, fine food to diners on the go.

Peninsula General Store

The exterior of the Peninsula General Store building.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury Akaroa
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Don’t be fooled by the vintage exterior of this cafe, deli and gourmet food store — inside you'll find the most modern of cuisine philosophies.