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10 Delightful Brunches To Indulge On In Christchurch This Season

By Megan Zara Walsh

Best Brunches Christchurch

Brunch is the key to my heart. What about you?

Spring has arrived, and lockdown levels are decreasing, so we are more likely to venture outdoors for some fun. But what could be more satisfying, on a warm weekend, 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 10 of the best brunches in Christchurch for you foodies to indulge on.

1. Hello Sunday

This café takes creative and classic to the next level. Serving scrumptious belly fillers like the juicy shakshuka special, protein infused dragon bowls, banana caramel loafs, traditional avocado on toast, delicious paella, and lots more. To see the full menu and opening hours, head over to their Instagram. Totally, one of the greatest brunches in Christchurch.

📍6 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

2. Unknown Chapter

Bask in your morning glory by visiting this hotspot in central Christchurch. With the most pleasurable homemade baking, tasty baked eggs, pulled pork tacos and breakfast quesadillas – you’ll be desperate for a second visit! Be sure to try their exclusive renowned coffees and cold beverages which will surely cool you down during the summer. See their website for opening hours and to view the full menu.

📍 254 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

3. Miro

This is the treat you need to satisfy your cravings and indulge in the greatest food porn. Serving the most unbeatable hotcakes in town, smothered in chocolate, blueberries and chocolate granola – it’s the belly-filling goodness you need. Pair your meal with an immune-boosting juice from the Wellness Juice menu which is perfect on a warm day. Check out their Instagram to some droll-worthy pics!

📍 176 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

4. Little Poms

This cute, cosy and insta-worthy spot opens at 6.30am weekdays, for all you early birds to treat yourselves to a pleasurable pre-work summer brekkie. We highly approve of the outrageously delicious crumpets, but everything is excellent! My tummy is aching at the sight of their Instagram food porn! Indeed, one of the greatest brunches to devour in town.

📍 294 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand 

5. Maison De Crepes

Get your carb fix by heading to this French-style brunch place. This spot just so happens to have one of the most instagrammable tasty dishes in Christchurch. Enjoy a range of classic, sweet and savoury brunch crepes. Think tiramisu, crème Brulée or banoffee crepes to satisfy your sweet tooth, or else opt for something like the Raclette Crepe, with bacon, potatoes, cheese, and more. Either way, you won’t be left disappointed.

📍 106 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

6. 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.

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📍 158 Ferry Road, Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

7. The Origin

With some of the finest food in Christchurch, 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.  View their Instagram for some top-notch content.

📍 95 Westminster Street Corner of Cranford Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand

8. Black Betty Café

Another excellent place for brunches in Christchurch paired with gourmet coffee. With plenty of diverse options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 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. We recommend trying out the rocky road waffles (pictured) for a sugar boost.

📍 165 Madras Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

9. Drexels Breakfast Restaurant

This spot takes concept-breakfast dining to a whole new level. From scrumptious crepes, avocado smash, chicken enchiladas, classic eggs benedict and plenty more crowd-pleasing dishes…you’ll leave with a tummy full of satisfaction. They even cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets with most of their pancakes and waffles being dietary approved. All you restricted dieters will be pining to indulge on one of the best brunches in Christchurch.

📍 Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

10. 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. Alternatively, get your sugar fix from the iconic French Toast, topped with caramelised banana, buttercream, maple syrup and shortbread. Excitingly, we crowned this spot as one of the best Christchurch eateries to grab a hangover breakfast. Therefore, you know you’re getting the good stuff.

📍 277 Manchester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

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