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Christchurch brunch, lunch 7 places to eat

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Brunch, lunch or a snack Christchurch offers plenty of choice

Discover where the locals brunch. Hang out in Sydenham enjoying a leisurely brunch at Hello Sunday or browse through offerings in the Boxed Quarter. Visit The Welder, a wellness centre with food offerings as part of the package or Little High Eatery with its shared food stall spaces and shared fusion experiences. Christchurch eateries showcase the best of Canterbury fresh produce bringing farm to plate.

The SALT district, Christchurch, New Zealand @saltdistrict
The SALT district @saltdistrict

Boxed Quarter

Unmissable location with street art signalling you have arrived. A shared space of bars, cafes, eateries with music studios, emerging artists on the upper floors. A variety of tenants means your resident stylist or nightclub sit cheek by jowl. Boxed Quarter is part of the SALT district. A self-dubbed southern alternative district threaded with laneways. The centre hums around St Asaph, Lichfield and Tuam streets. The SALT district is the new cool for Christchurch. Plenty of fun from a slacklining (similar to tightrope walking) park to super street arcade joysticks and the Slate Room: a large live music venue hosting huge gigs; live extreme sports over six big screens.

The Welder

A repurposed building is home to a wellness centre, yoga classes and planted based cooking classes. And wait there is more … the shared indoor courtyard bathed in light, greenery and open spaces is home to an organic bakery with the scent of sourdough in the air, tapas bar, Japanese yakitori BBQ, a barefoot eatery where raw ingredients are celebrated and comfortable sofas to enjoy coffee or cold pressed fresh squeezed juice.

This is a must-go destination for foodie buffs and food tourists.

The Welder @The Welder
@The Welder
Little High Eatery @littlehigheatery

Little High Eatery

There is nothing like choice where a shared space allows the mouth watering scents to tempt the palate. Local and family run businesses share a contemporary marketplace with shared seating. Little High Eatery | International Cuisines | Christchurch has the Bacon Brothers with bacon in all its forms, sushi freshly prepared as you order, Asian fusion and Latino influenced offering. Part of the SALT district offerings.

Hello Sunday

Think beef rib hash or eggs your way and get going to Hello Sunday. The gloriously restored former Post Office is now a very popular brunch / lunch destination. Innovative interpretations of contemporary fusion cafe menus creates an authentic Hello Sunday repertoire. Ideas such as bubbles and lunch packages continue to draw in the locals. It’s about time visitors got to check out a hot favourite in Sydenham. Gritty Sydenham is now a rejuvenated inner city destination.

Hello Sunday @hellosundaycafe

Check out the local popular boutique shopping mall, The Сolombo.

Westend Stories Cafe & Eatery @westendstoriescafe
Westend Stories Cafe & Eatery @westendstoriescafe

Westend Stories

An imaginative menu together with tempting counter food and lots of greenery / open spaces this is the place to be for social distancing. Think about a braised lamb burger or selecting from the counter a pumpkin spice doughnut. Conveniently located near the well known Bridge of Remembrance it is hard to miss the well lit double staircase entrance. Westend Stories Cafe & Eatery | Christchurch is a great place to take a break while on your Avon River walk.

For more ideas about walks check out Christchurch top 6 short outdoor escapes.

The Origin

The vegetarian cafe’s beautiful presentations are an Instagram moment.

The food is delicious and all age groups will encourage the plant based menu.

There is even New Zealand origin organic tea from Zeelong (Hamilton).

TheOrigin @TheOriginNZ
The Caffeine Laboratory @thecaffeinelab
The Caffeine Laboratory @thecaffeinelab

New Regent Street, The Caffeine Laboratory

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New Regent Street is art deco pastel beauty and the Caffeine Laboratory cafe fits right into the atmosphere.

Excellent coffee, a menu based on all day breakfast classics makes this a reason to linger and watch the crowds go by in one of Christchurch’s favourite visitor destinations.

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Cultivate Christchurch @CultivateChCh
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