What is happening to the Christchurch cafes?

January 18, 2012 · Posted in Food and Drinks 

The cafe picture in Christchurch transformed substantially in the year 2011. What at one time existed as a defined city centre with restaurants, eateries and retailers, now Christchurch has witnessed its cafes scattered throughout the metropolis appealing to inhabitants and visitors to all areas within the city. This really is ideal for the suburbanisation of Christchurch as much regions were without built up areas of local independently owned stores and cafes. Visitors and residents continue to be spoiled for choice in terms of figuring out the best places to eat.

Not just are eateries sprouting up on the borders of the city, cafes in the center of Christchurch are making a come back. With the opening up of the city mall (which happens to be where you can find three Christchurch cafes) along with the re-opening of C1, a Christchurch caf institution, things are looking positive for the central city Christchurch cafe scene.

The folks of Christchurch are keen about cafes and coffee. In fact there has been somewhat of a coffee revolution in the past number of years. Because of this heightened popularity, the amount of cafes and eateries have significantly increased and coffee consumers are becoming relatively particular with where they go to get their hot beverage of preference. There are dozens of kinds of coffees to choose from in the local cafes. What’s more, consumers in addition have a selection of cup sizes, sort of milk and number of espresso shots. Christchurch baristas frequently win the New Zealand top barista award which is handed out each year, and then there are several schools in which barista amateurs can go to discover how to get the best espresso.

With regard to what you should expect at a Christchurch cafe well it’s a mixed bag. There are various cafes within the city with their unique identity and style. What is good about the caf scene is that you are bound to discover a cafe that suits you. At the same time, cafes are sprouting up round the city almost weekly.

If you are searching for a unique cafe Christchurch is the ideal city. A lot of cafes in Christchurch have re-opened in their original spot or have opened up within a short term pop up position or have moved to a fully new premises. It’s also wonderful to hear that numerous guidebooks are still encouraging tourists to visit Christchurch when in New Zealand, especially due to the amount of stores and cafes that are open.

The food items in cafes in Christchurch is usually shown in glass display cases and you usually have a wonderful choice of food available (including a blackboard menu that shows the daily deals). Quite a few cafes like to roast their very own beans, this way they’ve total control of the final product (your cup of coffee).

Find out about places to go and other things to do in Christchurch at www.neatplaces.co.nz. NEAT places is about supporting independent, local businesses in the city. Find that new eatery, antique store or cafe Christchurch has produced is located or to find the place to be, take a look!


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