South Town

People working inside a busy cafe in Christchurch's South Town.

Named for its position at the bottom edge of the city's main centre, Christchurch's South Town offers a pretty fantastic mix of eateries and shops.

Made up of a collection of boutique cafés, bars and workspaces, the area has seen a massive renewal since the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. An ambitious group of young owner/operators have flocked to the area to combine forces and bring a bit of quirk to the centre city’s southern suburb.

If it’s coffee you’re after, this is the place to come. Those who excel at roasting have set up camp here and are followed religiously by those who can’t start the day without a cup of joe.