There’s nothing more satisfying than brunchin’ and munchin’ our way through Christchurch’s top brunch spots. Lucky for you, brunch is our favourite past time, that’s why we’ve tracked down 18 of the best brunches in Christchurch for you to enjoy this season.
This stylish café serves a range of creative brunches until 2.30pm daily. From toasted bagels, to drooling lemon and blueberry waffles, vegan avocado with poached eggs, grilled steak sandwiches, and much more…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Plus, each meal goes perfectly with a beverage from the outstanding coffee menu.
📍282 Madras Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
2. Hello Sunday
As one of the most instagrammable eateries in Christchurch, it takes creative to the next level. Serving belly fillers like juicy shakshuka special, dragon bowls, burgers, banana caramel loafs, traditional avocado on toast, paella and more. Totally, one of the greatest brunches in Christchurch.
📍6 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
Tuck into indulgent all-day brunch numbers, from toasted muesli to three egg omelets with salmon, berry hotcakes, big breakfast platters, creamy mushrooms, BLTs…the list is endless. They open from 8am to 3pm, so it’s the perfect place to hit up before work or for early risers.
📍48 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
A cult-favourite serving the lovely people of Christchurch since 1997. It opens ay 7.30am weekdays and offers a wide menu filled with breakfasts like omlettes and toasts, lunches like seafood chowder, posh beans, several coffees and plenty more.
📍29 Tancred Street, Linwood, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This vibrant beachside restaurant and bar in Sumner is the perfect place to hang out with friends while indulging on a boozy brunch this season. Read all about it here.
📍Esplanade, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
This award-winning café offers an authentic and 100% cruelty-free, vegan and plant-based food experience. With a large variety of traditional Kiwi-inspired dishes, you won’t go hungry.
📍 322 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
7. Dose Diner
This vibrant Australian-inspired café has been a popular brunch spot for years. Read all about it here.
📍295 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
📍 254 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
9. Doubles Cafe
This cosy minimalist cafe opened in Christchurch in 2021. There’s plenty for every type of diner to enjoy. Read all about Doubles here.
📍62 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
This is the treat you need to satisfy sugar cravings. Order the most unbeatable hotcakes in town, smothered in chocolate, blueberries and chocolate granola. Pair your meal with an immune-boosting juice from the Wellness Juice menu which is perfect on a cool day in Christchurch.
📍 176 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
11. Little Poms
This cute instagrammable spot opens at 6.30am weekdays, for all you early birds to treat yourselves to a pleasurable pre-work brekkie. We highly approve of the outrageously delicious crumpets, but everything is excellent. Indeed, one of the greatest brunches to devour in Christchurch.
📍 294 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Expect delicious classics, belly-filling brunches with a twist and much more. Menu highlights include Turkish eggs, shakuoka, fluffy buttermilk waffles with your choice of toppings, burrito bowls…the list is endless. Pair it with a hot chocolate, coffee or unique tea for the perfect experience.
📍175 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch 8053
13. Maison De Crepes
This French eatery just so happens to have one of the most instagrammable tasty dishes in Christchurch. Enjoy a range of classic, sweet and savoury brunch crepes such as crème Brulée or banoffee crepes or a savoury option like the Raclette Crepe with bacon, potatoes and cheese.
📍 106 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
14. Gentle Giant
This 5-star hotspot is a hidden gem that dishes up delightful oven toasted muesli, creamy oat porridge, plenty of egg dishes and lots of sweet and savoury options, such as vanilla and cinnamon French Toast, crunchy waffles and superfood salads. Certainly, a fantastic brunch to munch into this weekend.
📍 158 Ferry Road, Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
15. The Origin
With some of the finest food, beautiful dishes, homegrown tea and coffee and much more…this vegan joint doesn’t disappoint. From the sweet and savory options, delicious salad bowls, chickpea omelets, Brazilian espressos, just to name a few – you’re guaranteed to feel healthy in style, with everything being 100% pure vegan.
📍 95 Westminster Street Corner of Cranford Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
16. Black Betty Café
Another excellent place for brunches in Christchurch paired with gourmet coffee. For instance, the Stacey’s Stack is the closest thing you’ll get to a dirty English breakfast, while the French toast crumpets and avocado on toast are just marvellous, to name a few.
📍 165 Madras Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
This American spot takes concept-breakfast dining to a whole new level. From scrumptious crepes, chicken enchiladas, classic eggs benedict and more crowd-pleasing dishes…you’ll leave with a tummy full of satisfaction. They cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets with most of their pancakes and waffles being dietary approved.
📍 Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
18. Child Sister
This lovely café serves a magnificent spread. Try the famous breakfast sando which comes in a brioche bun with scrambled eggs, cheddar, ham, onions and more. Excitingly, we crowned this spot as one of the best Christchurch eateries to grab a hangover breakfast. Therefore, you know you’re getting one of the best brunches in Christchurch.
📍 277 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand