Take a look at these two Christchurch Cafes

February 6, 2012 · Posted in Food and Drinks 

The Herb Centre; This wistful place consists of an adorable corner cafe that serves generally vegetarian treats (there’s merely one carnivorous option in the menu…) together with brews the New Zealand Coffee Awards 2009-10 Gold Award winning, New Brighton-based Switch Espresso.

It is additionally an amazingly stocked dispensary/ health shop that holds a large selection of supplements, organic body products and every essential oil you can possibly imagine, an outdoor garden as well as a medical center that offers midwifery services, natural addiction therapy, and herbal and naturopathic remedies. Phew. It really is simply the only one-stop-shop for the granola sect in the entire city (that we are aware of, anyway…should your company is one, too, you need to let us know!). This is an alternative style cafe Christchurch must be proud of!

The space, located on Kilmore St, is fittingly restful, utilizing hardwood floors, significant, exposed windows which wash the area in angelic light, and also the tranquilizing smells of lavender and patchouli. It really is fantastically unique (peep the adorable as sketches of grooving eggs around the blackboard wall menu!) plus the foods are fresh and very good, try the gluten free, DF Winter season Root Veggie Cake, it absolutely was popular in my moderately vegetarian household. Come summer months, I reckon the backyard will probably be full of revellers searching for a relaxing location to unwind with a cup along with a socially conscious slice.

Addington Coffee Co-op; Nestled on Lincoln Rd, fundamental 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 type of person whose living room provides a pitch-perfect quantity of refined kitsch along with the most impacting ambience in your area).

The organization, situated in a large former mechanics workshop, needed 9 months to make their own as well as quake proof (that’s fortuitous!) and is also loaded to the top during all hours with an modern mixture of vibrant neo-hipsters, chatty stay-at-home-mums and expensive looking suits in search of a comfortable area for a lunch discussion along with a superior, newly produced slice, pastry or sandwich. Along with their very cool and conscious utilization of Fair Trade coffee, additionally, they offer for sale “organic threads” manufactured by survivors from the sex-trade in Calcutta

Thus, to recap: the coffee is fantastic, its design is impressive as well as their business techniques are morally righteous. Need I say more?

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