Eat and Drink

What's shameful about eating alone?

Passengers & Co breakfast

OPINION: If you've never enjoyed a meal with a dog-eared novel at a table for one, you're missing out.

Couchsurfing 'used for grooming'

Smash Palace Men infiltrated Christchurch couchsurfing group with alleged "sexually charged motivations".

Artisan bakehouse rises in Woolston

Terra Viva Bake Delicious bake shop and cafe opens in old Holy Smoke building, while Addington gets set for a cute new espresso bar.

Black Betty is Christchurch's best

Black Betty The man who refused to be beaten by quakes and consent battles wins top cafe award.

Beef wins taste test

Top sausages An Ashburton butcher took out this year's top prize for sausages with a beef and blue cheese combo.

Ups and downs of dining

Tequila Mockingbird Our reviewers have trawled their notebooks, recalling some "wow" moments as well as the not-so-good.

Who makes the best sandwich?

Back in the old days a sandwich was Marmite and lettuce (tossed aside), but thanks to bakers producing better bread than ever, good sandwiches are being built.

Review: Chinwag Eathai

Review: Shop Eight

Cafe chat: Brunch and beer fest

Pizza Parlour Victoria St Grocery store becomes sandwich shop, Brick Farm does brunch and Volstead gears up for Hoptoberfest.

Coffee cart to cafe

After a winter working out of a coffee cart in the mall, the Switch team are back in action in an expanded and updated New Brighton cafe.

Welcome to The Villas

Host of eateries sprout up

The Colombo plots expansion

New cooking school and wine shop set to arrive at city's boutique-style mall.

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