Cafe Chat

Rollickin Gelato on the rise

Rollickin' Gelato owner Jed Joyce is continuing to expand the business with a second store in the works.

Rollickin Gelato is a hive of activity with second store at the Arts Centre in the works.

Coffee cartel cafe expands

Bink Bowler, in his new cafe Black and White Coffee House.

The Cheesecake Shop opens its first South Island store and a second Black and White Coffee Cartel opens in Chch.

New Italian artisan cafe for Chch

Casamassima cafe owners Vladimiro Cesari, left, and Marco Casamassima out front of their Salisbury St premises.

Italian duo opens real deal cafe and deli in Christchurch and Coffee Lovers cafe is under renovations.

Crowne Plaza's triple treat

The new Crowne Plaza Christchurch will feature the 80-seat Market Place restaurant and bar, along with a cafe and wine bar.

The new hotel opens in August, bringing with it an 80-seater Market Place restaurant, a cafe and wine bar.

What makes a great cafe? video

Offering something different can be a cafe's saviour, but there is a risk in becoming gimmicky.

Coffee connoisseurs share their secrets to surviving the fiercely competitive bean scene.

New cafe for Christchurch city

Grain Coffee and Eatery's owners Jonny Gudsell and Sophie Dewar in their new cafe.

Grain Coffee and Eatery has newly opened on Southwark St and an award-winning cafe is now open evenings.

Container cafe gets new digs

Coffee Traders opened last week in its slick premises at 123 Victoria St.

The container coffee shop has upgraded to swanky new digs, cementing itself in the city's rebuild.

Cafe chat: NZ's best pork

The celebrated coppa from Euro Gourmet Meats.

Canterbury butcher wins Cuisine Artisan Awards for specialty pork and Lyttelton gets a new late-night waterholing.

New cafe for central Christchurch

Cafe Arbo opens in the ANZ Centre atrium on Wednesday.

Cafe Arbo opens in the ANZ Centre and a casual diner replaces Tequila Mockingbird.

Step back in time at new bar

More than 800 quintessential 70s decor items were sourced for the fit-out.

Retropolitan Social Club opens on Lincoln Rd and established restaurant Chinwag closes.

Exclusive mansion opens its kitchen

Chinese fried bread, eel, quail yolk, seaweed foam and watercress at Hackthorne Gardens.

Cashmere Hills mansion opens its exclusive dining experience to the public and Emerson Brewery debuts its pink beer at Dunedin's fashion week.

Healthy popsicles created in Chch

Rebecca Lee created the Hapi Pops ice blocks as a healthy alternative to sugar laden treats.

Entrepreneurial mum launches vegan ice block business and bagel eatery opens under bizarre name designed to trick customers.

American diner opens in Chch

Sun Dog Diner owner Jess Lynch has brought a slice of American culture to Carlton Courts.

The menu is described as "hoity toity comfort food".

A new way to dine

Chef Alex Davies has opened plant-based restaurant Gatherings.

Sustainable food restaurant Gatherings and Melbourne-inspired cafe Uncommon open in Christchurch this week.

Madam Woo opens in Christchurch

Madam Woo has opened its fifth eatery, bringing its fresh, authentic big flavours to Christchurch locals.

Madam Woo opens in the central city, The Fudge Cottage has plans to return to the Arts Centre and the Night Noodle Markets head south to Dunedin.

Chch's 'Ponsonby Central' readies

A Mouse Called Bean owners Nathan Bonner and Elizabeth Lane are moving their business to High St.

Hospitality businesses prepare to move into $50m complex in central Christchurch.

Wild food challenge on in Waipara

The 'Plate O Peacock' was the 2015 Local Wild Food Challenge's grand prize winner.

The Local Wild Food Challenge is on this weekend in Waipara, Cargo Bar has closed, but a new bar is taking its space and there's a new cafe on Durham St.

Night Noodle markets back video

The Night Noodle Markets are returning to Christchurch's Hagley Park.

The Night Noodle Markets return to Christchurch while the Dragons Den reinvents itself and a vegan equivalent to My Food Bag launches in Lyttelton.

Rogue bar opens in Chch

Rogues of Rotherham is serving Mediterranean style food.

It's been a long time coming for a new Riccarton bar and restaurant.

Wendy's Milk Bar new to NZ

The new Wendy's Milk Bar is the first of its kind in the New Zealand.

 The first Wendy's Milk Bar in the country opens in the central city, while The Berry Shop doubles its dessert menu and The Cheesecake Shop prepares to come to Christchurch.

New cafe keeps vegan menu under wraps

The Origin's pancakes on the breakfast menu.

 A vegan cafe, The Origin opens in St Albans while a spray-free market garden enjoys a bumper first season and the French restaurant St Germain is on the move.

Have a drink for quake hit Kaikoura

A pop up lounge at Two Thumb Brewing Co. in September.

Have a drink for quake hit Kaikoura this Christmas eve at the fundraising event Kegs for Kaikoura.

City cafes recognised

Alesha Bilbrough-Collins is the owner of BearLion Foods, named best suburban cafe.

C1 Espresso and BearLion Foods are in the running for best NZ cafe.

Historic homestead reopens in Christchurch

Vanilla mousse dessert at the restored Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry.

The historic Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry opens its doors after a six year closure.

Emotional opening for Christchurch cafe

Bunsen opened to a flurry of customers in November who were excited to return to the space.

'People have been getting quite tearful when they come in. It's a special place for many.'

Christchurch gets park themed eatery

The owners of Park Ranger cafe, Rachel Adams and Rob Enright, at their newly-opened premises on Riccarton Rd.

The wholesome Park Ranger cafe opens on Riccarton Rd and New Regent St gets a late night dessert cafe.

New cafe heaving with life

Honest cafe, owned by Ben Dunkin, is new to Cashel St, just a stones throw from the Bridge of Remembrance.

Exciting times for the Christchurch scene as new cafe opens on Cashel St.

Review: The Running Duck

Fan of blue cheese and beetroot? The Bullrush burger is for you.

If you like your burgers big and juicy, you'll want to pay a visit to this funky Geraldine spot.

Fish and chips gets fancy

Fush co-owner, Anton Matthews, at the newly opened eatery in Wigram.

Cafe chat: An upmarket take on the classic Kiwi fare of fish and chips has opened in Christchurch.

Chch wins over coffee roaster

Madam Woo is coming to Christchurch in 2017, coming with it are its yummy hawker rolls.

Cafe chat: New coffee roaster opens on St Asaph St while Rangiora is set to receive a Japanese eatery.

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