Cafe Chat

Shop Eight take two

Liz Phelan, left, has sold Shop Eight to Masterchef's Glenda Clark.

Masterchef 2015 contestant Glenda Clark has bought New Regent St joint Shop Eight from Liz Phelan.

Cafes won't serve trim milk: Right or 'rude'?

Lyttelton Coffee Company has created a stir by not offering trim milk with its product.

Christchurch cafes refusing to serve trim milk coffees spark war of words among the public.

Baretta empire expanding

The Butcher's Apron food caravan serves up street food in Edgeware.

Baretta's new Christchurch venture opens soon and Winnies is serving slices in Rangiora.

What's new in Christchurch?

Mandy Klapschuweit runs Utopia Ice at The Colombo.

Cotton Club opens on Friday night on Allen St, while The Colombo gets an icecream stand.

Huge new whisky shop open for business

Michael Fraser Milne in the new Whisky Galore shop on Colombo St.

Whisky Galore sets up a new shop and New Regent St gets another cafe.

Cafe Chat: Seaside cafe for summer

Estuary and Co. is finally open in Ferrymead.

Estuary and Co opens with waterfront views in Ferrymead.

Let them eat bundt

A festive bundt cake from Cakes by Anna.

Cafe Chat: Get some festive cake and pop in to Black and White Coffee Cartel.

Quake damaged ale house reopens

Speights Ale House on Bealey Ave, manager Sam Kumbaroff and owner Max Bremner

Bealey's Speights Ale House opens after long refurbishment project.

Cafe Chat: New bar and cafe share space

Kadett cafe owned by Mirabel Oliver and Gareth Talbot.

The Space Academy Building on St Asaph St welcomes a joint hospo project.

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.

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