New & Neat

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. […]

Ello Café & Eatery


Situated on the first floor of Ballantynes, within the Contemporary Lounge, Ello offers a delightful range of food, from slices and cakes to delicious soups, pies, salads, and much much more. The café caters to every dietary need, with at least half of the food available being gluten-free, alongside a decent selection of dairy free dishes. […]

Black Betty


Converted from a café bookshop back in 2011, Black Betty is a busy café where stylish students from CPIT hang during the week and young families spend their time during the weekend. With a combination of simple design and well-crafted interiors, the café works on the principle that less is more. On offer is a […]


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