Another 2 new Christchurch Cafes

February 5, 2012 · Posted in Food and Drinks 

The Herb Centre; This tranquil location is made of a lovely corner cafe that provides generally veggie pleasures (you will find a single carnivorous option in the menu…) in addition to brews the New Zealand Coffee Awards 2009-10 Gold Award winning, New Brighton-based Switch Espresso.

It is additionally an remarkably stocked dispensary/ health store that holds an array of vitamin supplements, organic body goods and every essential oil you can imagine, a patio garden and a medical clinic that offers midwifery services, alternative addiction treatment, and herbal and naturopathic treatments. Phew. You’ll find it simply the only one-stop-shop for the granola sect within the entire city (that we know, anyway…if your business is one, also, please email us!). It’s an alternative style cafe Christchurch should be proud of!

The area, located on Kilmore St, is fittingly restful, utilizing hardwood flooring, large, exposed windows that wash the spot in heavenly light, along with the calming smells of lavender and patchouli. It is perfectly one of a kind (look the lovable as drawings of grooving eggs around the chalkboard wall menu!) plus the meals are fresh and outstanding, try the GF, dairy free Winter season Root Vegetable Cake, it absolutely was popular with my moderately veggie household. Come summer season, I think the backyard will likely be loaded with revellers in search of a quiet spot to chill out with a mug in addition to a socially sensitive slice.

Addington Coffee Co-op; Nestled on Lincoln Rd, core to Addington village, Addington Coffee Co-op is a quaintly first-rate, natural light filled cafe and roastery that spins Blondie, roasts and peddles their very own brand of Fair Trade (and DELICIOUS) coffee and feels like your living room (if you’re the kind of individual whose living room includes a pitch-perfect level of subtle kitsch along with the most affecting ambiance on the block).

The business, housed within a sizeable ex- mechanics working area, needed 9 months to master and earth quake proof (that is fortuitous!) and it’s stuffed to the brim no matter what hours having an eclectic mixture of young neo-hipsters, chatty stay-at-home-mums and fancy looking suits attempting to get an inviting area for a lunchtime conference as well as a quality, fresh crafted slice, pastry or sandwich. Along with super cool and conscious use of Fair Trade coffee, they also offer for sale “organic threads” produced by survivors of the sex-trade in Calcutta.

Consequently, in conclusion: their coffee is fantastic, their environment is flawless as well as their company practices are morally righteous. Need I say more?

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