Cafe Chat

Christchurch's cool container cafe

The Smiths Cafe in Re:Start Mall.

Re:Start is now home to The Smiths Cafe and Phillip Kraal's final hospo project opens.

Cafe Chat: Sample traditional Sri Lankan food

Sudath Wijewardene owner and chef of Ceylon Kitchen food truck on Colombo Street.

Ceylon Kitchen sells Sri Lankan food on Colombo St.

Cafe Chat: A new eatery for Hagley Park

Duck Duck cafe is open in Hagley Park.

Pot Sticker finally opens in Lichfield St and there's another culinary option in Hagley Park.

New container restaurant for Victoria St

Riccarton New York Deli owner Matt Caldwell has thrown open the doors at Bush Inn.

Darren Fabri's Home food container has opened on the corner of Victoria and Salisbury streets.

Little Pom's finally opens

Tap N Grind, owned by Raj Arora, is open now on Manchester St.

Pomeroy's cafe finally here and Smash Palace bus starts serving.

Mish Mash coming to Manchester

Mediterranean Food Company and Cafe will be reopening soon after renovations.

Mish Mash opening soon and curry confirmed for Kensington House.

Eat Nepalese at The Commons

Caffeine Laboratory owner James Bagrie is opening a bar upstairs in New Regent Street.

Caffeine Lab announces a bar and Sherpa Kai food truck opens.

Stock Xchange back in the city

Greg McClurg hopes to open the new Stock Xchange bar any day now.

Another spot to watch the Rugby World Cup is opening soon.

German deli opens in Fendalton

Great Coffee Fast owner Chris Gourley hopes to open more espresso bars in the city.

A taste of Berlin has arrived in Fendalton.

Dux Central opens this month

Pot Sticker Dumpling duo Sally Willis and Sam Hooper.

Dux Central will be open soon.

Sheffield pies for Oxford

The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop is opening soon in Oxford in the old Seagar's.

The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop is coming to Oxford while whitebait patties hit the central city.

Carlton owner opens new venue

James Murdoch, owner of The Carlton, is opening another venue in Christchurch.

Bush Inn confirms tenants and Spitfire Square announces foodie outlets.

Cafe Chat: More cafes open

Janice Schaper has reopened Kawa Cafe in Halswell

Laneway Espresso is open and Kawa Cafe makes a post-quake comeback.

Bring on the burgers

Owner Jasper Bryant-Greene says The Last Word will expand into the shop front next door.

Whisky bar, The Last Word, is expanding its New Regent St site as Burger Fuel opens in Papanui.

Canterbury's Olympic chefs

Chef Darren Wright

Three Canterbury chefs have been named in the New Zealand Culinary Olympics team.

First birthday for Stranges Lane

Stranges Lane has been open a year and it's celebrating.

Free burgers for a year are up for grabs as Stranges Lane celebrates its first birthday this week.

Pomeroys adds a little extra

Pure Cafe Co in the Tait Building on Wooldridge Rd

Go dairy-free at Re:Start Mall or head to Sumner for deli delights.

Coffee from Mullet Man

A Mouse Called Bean container coffee shop in ReStart Mall is owned by Nathan Bonner (Mullet Man) and Elizabeth Lane.

A Christchurch performer takes on a new venture and Rolleston hosts a craft beer party.

Coffee and couches

Black Beech Wine Bar offers platters and drinks.

Degustation dinners and coffee with your couch testing.

Cafe Chat: Another new look for Victoria St site

The Preservatory changes hands this month.

A wrap-up of the latest hospitality news in Christchurch.

Bamboozle is leaving Sumner

Green Roots Organics is open at the Christchurch Farmers Market.

Sumner restaurant Bamboozle to head to the city.

Tiki Taco moves to The Colombo

Tiki Taco opens in The Colombo in Sydenham.

Tiki Taco sets up shop and Joe's Garage isn't far off.

Cafe Chat: Lincoln gets new bar

Lisa and Martin Bennett who have big plans for their new venture in Lincoln.

Shop Eight farewells Alex Davies and pubs look to open cafes.

Brew Moon on the move

Brew Moon is on the move to Amberley.

CAFE CHAT: Brew Moon is off to Amberley and there's a new cake player in Christchurch.

City farmers market opens soon

John Lodge, left, and Alistair Goile are the organisers of the Downtown Farmers Market to be held at The Commons.

Christchurch is about to get a new farmers market – right in the city centre.

Asian fusion for St Asaph St

Robert Enright serves up a flat white at Stat Espresso inside Forte Health.

New Asian eating spot to operate from boxes.

Cafe Chat: Meet Punky Brewster

Will Roud and Rachel Norcross from Punky Brewster.

Find out why a new a craft beer fillery in Addington has been named Punky Brewster.

Cafe Chat: Fine fare at food hub

Fine Fare Kitchen owner Wayne Cameron, left, and chef Simon Levy.

Fine Fare Kitchen is coming to the container food hub on the corner of Victoria and Salisbury streets.

Breaking Bad burgers in Lyttelton

Evan Kiddey runs Heisenburger in his Lyttelton food truck.

Fans of the popular TV series will get a kick out of a new food truck called Heisenburger.

Cafe Chat: Food focus at Bush Inn

Bush Inn is now stacked with food outlets.

The Bush Inn shopping centre has gone from being an odd collection of retailers to a proper food hub.

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