Best places for Coffee In Christchurch

The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Christchurch

Watch out Australia – the coffee scene in NZ is one to take serious note of. There’s some incredible places for coffee in Christchurch.

So many in fact, that you need to be pretty picky about where you get your caffeine fix if you want to sample the very best. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the city’s must-try coffee shops.

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1. Lyttelton Coffee Company

Make your way to the port of Lyttelton for this quirky cafe and roastery. They coffee all over Christchurch and beyond, so why not get it straight from the source?

The coffee here is rich and smooth, with a bangin’ breakfast menu to match. Grab a seat outside for beautiful views of the port below. With those winning features, it’s no wonder this is one of the best places for coffee in Christchurch.

Best places for Coffee In Christchurch
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2. The Origin

They source the highest quality 90+ single origin beans from around the world and micro roast them to create unique blends. The space is beautifully stylish, with a 100& vegetarian food menu.

Already had your caffeine fix for the day? Order a cuppa of their New Zealand-grown organic tea.

Best places for Coffee In Christchurch

3. Prima Roastery 

Prima started out as “Caffe Prima” in a small city garage in 1995 with its first house blends, Blue Mountain and Diva. It eventually become Prima Roastery in Woolston.

It’s a Fair Trade certified roastery and produces a number of Fair Trade blends and single origin coffees, including a great blend from Nepal. Be sure to buy some beans to take home after having a coffee here!

4. Everyday Dose

Everyday Dose is one of the only cafes in Christchurch serving Allpress’ Supremo blend, and they expertly brew it up. It’s a fantastic espresso bar with homemade goods such as croissants, doughnuts and scones – you won’t be able to resist.

An ideal place to chill out with a great coffee and a read of the paper.

Best places for Coffee In Christchurch

5. Unknown Chapter

The team here roasts their own coffee beans on-site, and the smell filtering through the inner city early in the morning is irresistible. They also use the latest equipment with world-leading practices and passionate baristas to produce consistently banging coffee.

Sure, it gets crazy busy at weekends, but it’s worth it.

Best places for Coffee In Christchurch

6. Black Betty

Black Betty offers Coffee Syphon, Pour-over, Aeropress, & Cold-drip coffee, so you’ll be spoiled for choice here. It’s part of the popular SWITCH Espresso family, and the same owners run Bunsen in the Arts Centre and Industrie Espresso Bar.

With a winning combo of amazing coffee and a slick industrial space, it’s quickly become a favourite place for coffee in Christchurch.

7. Caffeine Laboratory

This is one of the most iconic Christchurch places for a morning brew, with the pretty backdrop of New Regent Street. The coffee menu here is simple but perfect: choose either white coffee, black, or iced. There’s also a delicious affogato if you want a summer treat.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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