Cafe Chat

Easter treats all across city

Sarah Donovan at She Chocolat

Christchurch goes all out for the chocolate celebration of the year.

Procope to reopen

Procope Victoria St

A popular Victoria St coffee house will soon open its doors following three years out of action due to quake damage.

Brick Mill Cafe for sale

SoYo frozen yoghurt

The popular Brick Mill Cafe is up for sale after seven years in business plus frozen yoghurt arrives in Riccarton.

New brunches and beers

The Organic Food House

A brand-new brunch haunt, beer launches and the return of Black Betty.

Macarons and mobile noodles

Breads of Europe

Get macarons for $1 at an annual event, visit a new Asian food truck or check out a just-opened espresso bar.

Cheese champions and meaty apps

Mike and Catherine Carey

A Banks Peninsula cheesemaker takes out a national award while Monteith's releases an app which pairs beer and meats.

Rotherhams gets rebrand

Matt Gilray

Rotherhams of Riccarton is being refitted and rebranded with Masterchef 2012 contestant Matt Gilray at the helm.

New bars and plenty of laughs


The Bog Irish bar is reopening, the Twisted Hop starts comedy nights and That Mexican Guy departs Volstead.

Coffee House to expand

Coffee House

The Coffee House in Montreal St is undergoing a major expansion and refurbishment.

Tasty Valentines Day ideas

Valentines cupcakes

From cupcakes and punting to winery lunches by helicopter, Christchurch has plenty of ways to make the day special.

Bye bye Browsers

Riccarton cafe to be demolished after 20 years

Browsers cafe

Browsers Cafe will be demolished in three months after two decades in Riccarton.

New chefs and espresso bars

Industrie cafe

A new insider-view espresso bar has opened up while The Curator's House welcomes a chef fresh from Barcelona.

Town Tonic slated to open

Rosemary Jang

Whisky festivals and secretive new openings are the hot topic this week.

City cafes finally reopen

Dorothy's pop-up tearooms

A host of central city cafes finally reopen after the holidays, while Pomeroy's gets a new craft beer list.

Cafe chat: Betty's back

Black Betty

Black Betty is closed for building strengthening, but a smaller cafe will be open behind the Madras St site.

Coffee back in the square

Serious Sandwich

Crazy-looking coffee cart Escarto has finally moved back to Cathedral Square.

New eateries for city


Christchurch has a lot to look forward to in the New Year with new eateries set to open.

Victoria St eateries coming


Yamagen, Aroy Thai and The Bog Irish bar are all progressing well for a grand reopening this year.

Christmas is coming


The festive season is all but on us and there's plenty of eating, drinking, and good times ahead.

Cafe chat: Vespa bar returns

Tony Astle

Pre-quake favourite Vespa bar has reopened and a new Mexican restaurant joins Victoria St's hospitality precinct.

Donut discounts for show week

The Donut Boutique

This week in Christchurch, try out a new Mexican grill or get discounted boutique donuts for the long weekend.

New craft brewery for city

Hop Baron

Christchurch's latest craft brewery launches a beer to drink by the pool.

What are eateries up to?

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Twisted Hop Brewery co-owner Martin Bennett has announced the name of his future bar in Lincoln.

Beers, bars and artisan tours

Black Betty Christchurch

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From beer festivals to upcoming espressos bars and artisan tours, find out what's new in Christchurch eateries this week.

What are cafes up to?

Cake Shop

The Cake Shop is now open in Woolston and the latest food truck to hit the city is Red Box Burger & Grill.

Business tips for 'ladies'

Angela Stone

Fashionista Angela Stone will be offering business tips to women at a ladies night in a Merivale bar.

Airport bar one of best

South Bar and Cafe

A cafe-bar at Christchurch Airport is the only one in the southern hemisphere to be short-listed for an international award.

What are cafes up to?

CPIT's Rooftop Honey

CPIT's Rooftop Honey is finally on the shelves and Cassels and Sons Brewery is offering a new beer.

What are cafes up to?

Remi Talbot

Wunderbar will be playing host to burlesque troupe Ayla's Angels on September 14

Cans, crafts and Carlton


Carlton will reopen this month with a menu centred around the "perfect steak".

What cafes are up to

Zach's Place

A sushi and coffee bar has opened, two restaurants are cooking up wild foods, and a cookbook will be launched.

Nightclubs to be demolished for park


Shooters and Boogie Nights will be demolished to make way for the eastern frame.

What are cafes up to?

Escarto Espresso

Dose cafe has opened a sushi bar in Re:Start Mall and Escarto Espresso can be found outside Central Library.

Lone Star, cakes, coffee app

Anna Worthington

The Lone Star in Manchester St is almost ready, and the Arts Centre is looking for a restaurant/bar entrepreneur.

New venues for Chch

More bars, restaurants to open by late August

Strange's Building

Strange's Building will host the central city's first group of bars and restaurants.

Flat whites rule in Chch cafes


Christchurch is a city of coffee drinkers, and we like our cups of joe with milk, thank you.

Cheap and cheerful

Spring rolls

A branch of Colombo St's Vietnamese restaurant, Little Saigon, has opened in Richmond Village.

Crown to demolish eatery

The Bicycle Thief must leave Latimer Square

The Bicycle Thief

The quake-hit Bicycle Thief restaurant and bar in Latimer Square will be demolished.

Low alcohol beer, whitebait, coffee

Whitebait omelette

A Christchurch coffee has been named the best in the land while a local brewer has created a new low-alcohol beer.

Cafe Valentino opening soon

Cafe Valentino

Good news for the many Cafe Valentino fans in the city - the popular eatery will soon be open again.

Linwood kids can cook

Chris Fortune

Chef Chris Fortune wants to give children the confidence to cook.

Cafe chat: Exciting times

Glenfiddich whisky

Get ready for an onslaught of restaurants and bars that are all scheduled to open before Christmas.

Cafe chat: Mobile munchies

German Master Bakery

Two more mobile coffee and food vans have established themselves on the fringe of the shrinking cordon.

King of Snake - new venture

Tony Astle

Former Indochine and Chinwag Eathai owner Tony Astle has opened his new venture, King of Snake.

Cafe chat: Still baking

Claire Dunn

Missing the public interaction, David and Claire Dunn have opened a cafe at their bakehouse in Papanui.

Whitebait, wildfood and delicatessens

Jenny Garing

Jenny Garing, of Lyttelton's Ground cafe and deli, is resuming her cooking classes at the Naval Point Club.

Blax is back, new eats on campus


A cafe that defied orders to vacate a building earmarked for demolition has reopened in Victoria St.

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