Cafe Chat

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.

Cafe Chat: New restaurant a step closer

The Little Bistro in Akaroa.

Little Bistro owners' new venture in New Regent St is called 27 Steps.

MKR duo on health kick

Enjoy healthy lunches on the go from Healthkicks.

My Kitchen Rules stars Jessie and Ricki launch Healthkicks, delivering healthy lunches to office workers.

The Beer Library opens

Supreme Supreme opens in Welles St, Christchurch.

Tasty new openings in Christchurch include a third New York Deli, a Beer Library and a new Coffee Supreme

Big flavours at Bootleg BBQ

SMOKY FLAVOURS: Charlie George, left, and Campbell Parker's Bootleg BBQ is all about American barbecue.

CAFE CHAT: New restaurant brings smoky meat flavours of American-style barbecue to Christchurch.

Big plans for small brewery

BEER BUSINESS: Ryan Gebbie, co-owner of The Institution, is head brewer at Thief Brewing.

CAFE CHAT: Taste some new Thief Brewery brews and sit tight for Little Bistro.

Beer Library at The Colombo

FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE: Garth Peterson will soon open the Beer Library at The Colombo.

Buy craft beer at The Colombo, get glam at The George and enjoy top coffee at Little Merchants.

Food containers precinct kicks off

FIRST UP: Vanessa Clements' Coffee Traders is the first tenant in the food containers precinct on the corner of Victoria and Salisbury streets.

Coffee Traders is the first tenant to open at new foodie spot and Lyttelton Bakery finds a permanent home.

Smash Palace is moving

MOVING ON: Owner Johnny Moore plans to combine Smash Palace, which is located on the corner of Bealey and Victoria Streets, with Brick Farm on High St.

Owner Johnny Moore plans to combine Smash Palace with his new venture Brick Farm on High St.

Southern treats on the cheap

HEALTHY MEALS: Find flavourful food made with love at Ian Hinchcliffe's Holy Grill food truck.

New food truck offers cheap and healthy southern-style lunches and Coffee Supreme is coming back to CBD.

Mexican craze sweeps Christchurch

CHEAP EATS: The Mexico Restaurant on the Manchester and Hereford streets corner.

A new restaurant simply named Mexico opens Friday adding to the city's growing love affair with central American fare.

Bring on the bahn mi

FUSION FOOD: Bahn mi is one of the delicious options offered by Callum Farrell at Street Food.

Street Food brings Vietnamese flavours to the food truck truck scene while Cassels gets all nostalgic with its latest beer.

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

A bright mural covers the walls of The Mexico Restaurant in Christchurch.

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

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