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Allpress Espresso

Two employees working behind the cafe counter at Allpress Espresso in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

The coffee here is just what you'd expect from the experienced Allpress roasters.

Barefoot Eatery

Interior of Barefoot Eatery in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

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.

Coffee Embassy

Outdoor Coffee Embassy signage on a brick wall.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

This flagship café is the best place to try adventurous coffee coupled with house-made lunches and coffee accompaniments like their delicious doughnuts.

Fiddlesticks

Close up of food being served Fiddlesticks in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

With a focus on modern New Zealand cuisine where presentation is key, there are plenty of creative menu choices from breakfast through to dessert.

Foundation Café

Two people eating at a table in front of a window.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Foundation is fully licensed, serving up flavoursome fare seamlessly integrated into Otautahi’s world-class library, Tūranga.

Gatherings

Art on the wall at Gatherings.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Food is best enjoyed together, and when you’re tucked into the 25 seat restaurant that is Gatherings, you’ll remember why.

Herba Gourmet

A painted Herba Gourmet sign.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

If you thought fast food was served greasy treats, think again. That’s what Herba Gourmet have done: rethought street food to bring fresh, healthy, fine food to diners on-the-go.

Miss Peppercorn

Plate of noodles being eaten with chopsticks.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Miss Peppercorn is a modern eatery, celebrating the fragrant and mouth-numbing flavours of the owner's hometown in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

Paddy McNaughton's

Exterior of Paddy McNaughton's, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

A pint-sized pub has been created in honour of Paddy McNaughton. In the early 1800s, he was shipped halfway around the world for stealing an orange. Paddy would feel right at home here in the 21st-century rendition of an old Irish alehouse, and not just because it’s his namesake.

Peninsula General Store

The exterior of the Peninsula General Store building.
Place Akaroa

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.

Ramen Ria

Bowl of fresh ramen with sides.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

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.

Red Eight

White counter and red brick wall at a cafe in Kaiapoi.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Kaiapoi cafe Red Eight, offers up moorish quiches, freshly baked focaccia and famous Lemon Meringue Tarts in Canterbury.

Rollickin' Gelato

Woman handing customer an ice cream.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

House made organic milk gelatos and sorbets mean Rollickin’ is the talk of the town.

Rollickin' Gelato Cashel Street

Double scoop gelato on a cone in front of an orange wall.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Rollickin' Gelato brings a fabulous late-night dessert venue to the riverside end of Cashel St.

Rona's

Exterior of Rona's, Akaroa.
Place Akaroa

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.

The Birdwood

Customers eating breakfast at The Birdwood, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Much-loved neighbourhood cafe by day, knock-out contemporary Italian eatery by night – The Birdwood might just be the dream local hospo joint.

The Burger Joint

Large colourful poster over table and cheers.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

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.

The Caffeine Laboratory

Customers dining upstairs at Caffeine Laboratory.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Cafe and burger joint, Caffeine Laboratory is a stylish space fitted out in raw timber and with a brand new upstairs area.

The Little High Eatery

Dumplings in a pan.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

A collection of eateries housed in an open space building, Little High is more than your typical food cooperative.

The Origin

Close up of bowls of food on a table.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Vegetarian cafe The Origin brings a much needed boost to the hospitality scene in St Albans to the delight of locals.

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.