Top Foodie Picks Craving A Cup Of Christchurch Coffee?

Craving A Cup Of Christchurch Coffee?

The café culture in Christchurch is alive and kicking with some world class institutions right at our doorstep. It was hard to choose, but here is our pick for 10 of the best spots to get your caffeine fix.

C1 Espresso

C1 Espresso

It has been around for 20 years, but always remains fast, fresh and unique. Definitely a Christchurch must do (who can resist a flying burger?).

Find me: 185 High Street

Lyttelton Coffee Company  

A little slice of delicious in the port of Lyttelton. Supplying coffee all over Christchurch and beyond, so why not get it straight from the source.

Find me: 29 London Street


In the heart of the stunning Christchurch Botanic Garden is this stunningly designed café – enjoy sitting outside for some coffee and cake and take in the idyllic atmosphere.

Find me: Botanic Gardens

Ilex Coffee

Black & White Coffee Cartel

These guys are serious about coffee! Plus they serve Cakes by Anna mini cakes, and Fairlie Bakehouse pies… need we say more?

Find me: 83 Victoria Street

Inside Black and White Coffee Cartel

Supreme Supreme  

From Melbourne, to Wellington and now even better in the 03… one of the best breakfasts you can have in Christchurch – try the porridge or eggs on toast. Mmm.

Find me: 10 Welles Street 

Coffee at Supreme Supreme

Caffeine Laboratory

One of the most iconic Christchurch places to enjoy your morning brew. New Regent Street is a great backdrop for some seriously good food and coffee.

Find me: 1 New Regent Street

Hello Sunday

Nominated by its peers at the recent Hospitality Awards, as the best café in Christchurch, this Sydenham café is one that you really don’t want to miss.

Find me: 6 Elgin Street

Addington Coffee Co-op

Committed to only using Fair Trade coffee, the cafe and roastery has the perfect ambiance with plenty of natural light to sit and enjoy your coffee. Head on down, you really feel like you are part of the community when you visit this iconic Christchurch cafe. 

Find me: 297 Lincoln Road

Addington Coffee Co Op

She Universe

So it isn’t the coffee here of note – it is the hot chocolate that will totally blow you away. Rich, indulgent and decadent… it is an “out of this world” experience.

Find me: 79 Main Road, Governors Bay

Beach Café

Child friendly, dog friendly, and just plain old friendly. This café is the ideal place to sit and enjoy a treat or two and then walk it off with a stroll down Waimairi beach.

Find me: 16 Beach Road, North New Brighton


The ultimate suburban café in St Albans, and an ideal place to go for a leisurely Sunday brunch… try the pulled lamb salad and watch your friends get food envy.

Find me: 75 Rutland Street