New & Neat

Bolt of Cloth (The Tannery)

Rolls of fabric.

If you’re after bright and bold accents for the home, or inspiration and materials for your next creative project, then a visit to Bolt of Cloth is a must. Vibrant prints from famed Finnish design company Marimekko pop from every corner of the store, adorning everything from dinner ware and table linen, to lamp shades, […]

The Twisted Hop Pub

The bar.

Entry into the Twisted Hop is marked by the distinct smell of wood and hops, the latter providing encouragement due to the gastro-pub’s predominant status as a beer bar. The Twisted Hop’s menu is currently undergoing a transition from including typical pub-grub including the likes of Nachos and Fish ‘n’ Chips to involving more gastronomically-inclined […]

Underground Coffee Company


The newest café by the folks at Underground Coffee Company, this espresso bar is a goodie. Elements of the old Underground café on Colombo Street North echo through to the new space, which is styled not unlike a Victorian-era scientific laboratory. Humorously large bulbous glass lights loom overhead whilst behind the wide counter are neat […]

Vintage Wonderland Boutique


A haven for anyone with a mere interest in anything second hand, the Vintage Wonderland Boutique has been making its mark on the Christchurch scene for quite some time. Despite having just opened its doors on Ferry Road, the store is run by three successful antique dealers with decades of knowledge and expertise each specialising in […]

Mitchelli’s Café Rinato

Italian seating.

Christchurch can once again boast its own little slice of Italy now that Mitchelli’s is up and running again.  From its new home inside the Tannery Emporium, (and with a slight change of name – rinato is “reborn” in Italian) the popular family-owned and operated business is back with its infamous Italian charm and an […]

Bobbin Bicycles

The bike.

A boutique British bike brand, Bobbin Bicycles (check out that alliteration!) has recently arrived on the shores of New Zealand. The Christchurch-based distribution team Justin and Tyrone, two brothers who are old friends with the founders, have imported the bikes into the city seemingly built for cycling, with its wide open streets and flat land. […]


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