Cafe Chat

Salad bar offers healthy lunches

Chris Gourley at Great Coffee Fast + Fresh Salads.

A salad bar opens in Lichfield St, while Romanian flare hits Styx Mill and Cathedral Junction gets a stonegrill option.

Meet the meat you will eat

Bessie site manager Sophie Rattray says it is the place to go to try something different in meat.

Cafe chat: See your steak ageing behind glass, hotel restaurant gets makeover, theatre gains a pizza oven.

New city eateries

Francesca Voza and chef James Stapley at Christchurch's new Francesca's Italian Kitchen in the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Italian restaurant opens in Gloucester St while another fundraises for Amatrice quake victims.

New bar beats owner

Nickl Inkster has made a big impact in the Christchurch hospo scene with his new bar OGB.

Cafe Chat: The man behind OGB's success, a new Japanese restaurant, and losing a German bakery.

New cake shop for Christchurch

Ralph Bungard says mutual loyalty between the brewery and its customers is a big part of Three Boys success.

Penelope's Cakery Deli opens on New Regent St, while Dux Central turns one year old.

How to be voted best cafe

Winning cafe Hello Sunday says it's the human touches that make the difference.

Cafe chat visits an atmospheric cafe that everyone loves and tries cricket tortillas.

Barista brews beaut coffee

Q says attention to detail is the key to making great coffee.

What goes into making great coffee and a new bar for Ferrymead.

Canterbury fine dining soars

The Roots Restaurant in Lyttelton has become the only restaurant outside of Auckland to reach the three hats standard in ...

Nine restaurants reach new heights in latest Cuisine rankings, and relief ahead for gluten-free diners.

Noodles for Queenstown

Night Noodle Markets have already visited Wellington and Christchurch.

Noodle markets for Queenstown and a burger eating competition in Christchurch.

Sumner gets a new bakery

Bohemian Bakery in Sumner is owned by Maka Angyalova.

The Bohemian Bakery is open in Sumner and Mediterranean Foods is doing Friday night dinners.

Sal's pizzeria open in CBD

Sal's NZ Pizza has opened on Lichfield St.

Christchurch's newest pizza parlour opens on Lichfield St serving American slices.

Swanky eatery for Madras St

Table at Monks has opened on Madras St in central Christchurch.

Christchurch's Madras St gets a cool new cafe and the central city welcomes authentic Indian food.

New gelato store for Christchurch

Rollickin' Gelato is opening a shop in New Regent St.

Rollickin' Gelato opening on New Regent St and a new eatery in Ferrymead.

Crepes and donburi at The Colombo

Some Kind of Wonderful's caravan bar, Olive, is under new ownership.

Cafe Chat: A new creperie in The Colombo serves up French treats and Saggio di Vino changes hands.

Healthy eats container cafe opens

Whole Cafe on Bealey Ave replaces the Pure Cafe Co container.

Whole Cafe is new to Bealey Ave in Christchurch and there's a cafe planned for Lichfield St.

Dukes food truck Wellington-bound

The Dukes of Sandwich food truck is moving to Wellington.

Dukes of Sandwich is leaving Christchurch and Bush Inn is getting authentic Thai.

A new gourmet food truck gallery

Morgan Lonergan, left, and Andy Tonge, are the chefs and owners behind the Vagabond Chefs food truck.

Slick new food truck The Vagabond Chefs is roaming Christchurch serving up the best eats.

Re:Start container cafe closed

The Hummingbird cafe at Re:Start

Hummingbird coffee has closed its container cafe at Re:Start and a meal made of insects on offer in Christchurch.

Rangiora gets 'grunge cool' cafe

Volstead is releasing its first Volstead-branded beer and chef Liam Brolan has matched some eats with the new brew.

Fools of Desire cafe has a beehive indoors, and Volstead will sell tap beer to go.

New pizza parlour for Theatre Royal

Chef Jacob McKerrow started The Bespoke Chef in Christchurch.

An upmarket Wanaka pizza parlour will open in Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal.

O.G.B opens in heritage building (+win)

Nick Inkster has opened O.G.B in one of the city's few heritage buildings.

O.G.B has actually opened and win tickets to the Jazz and Blues series at The George.

The Auricle closes its doors

Malcolm Riddoch says The Auricle Sonice Arts Gallery is closed due to barriers on New Regent St affecting business.

The "prison yard" atmosphere in New Regent St has forced the closure of The Auricle gallery and wine bar.

Lunch delivery for hungry workers

Charlotte Bell has started an office lunch delivery company called Bell & Co.

Get your lunch delivered or check out the Friday street food market in Cathedral Square.

'Speakeasy' opening in Square

Inkster says it's been a long road to locking in the end of April for opening O.G.B.

A "cosy speakeasy-style" bar and cafe is opening in the Old Government Building in Cathedral Square.

Eagle Brewing takes top nod at awards

Golden Eagle Brewery brewers Ryan Carville and Dave Gaughan with their New World Beer and Cider Awards gold award ...

The Canterbury craft beer community has much to be proud of these days, not least, the recent results of the New World Beer and Cider Awards.

Monday Room marks new beginning

Shawn McGowan says The Monday Room's new menu will focus heavily on local and seasonal products.

Fresh starts are coming for hospitality spots in Moorhouse Ave and Bishopdale.

Great Kiwi Beer Fest is back

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival returns to Hagley Park in Christchurch on Saturday, April 2.

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival will serve its own brew on Saturday, and Tommy Taco has re-opened.

New eateries, free cakes

Lyttelton's Rushani Gunatunga makes cakes for deserving Cantabrians.

New Japanese and Moroccan restaurants open, and a bakery offers more Cantabrians free cakes.

The Monday Room to re-open

Joel Christian is the new owner of The Monday Room.

Joel Christian has purchased The Monday Room and is promising a complete makeover.

The iconic Iconic is back

The Iconic is open and includes a restaurant, club and bar.

Cafe Chat: Iconic serves breakfast until 3am on weekends and is one of Christchurch's few clubbing venues.

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