The Best Christchurch Cafes Open For Takeaway Coffee And Treats

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

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Just what we have been waiting for.

The simple little luxuries of our daily routine is sorely missed during this lockdown period. And, not being able to get a proper cup of coffee from our favourite cafes was high on the list during level four. Therefore, it’s exciting that we can now grab-and-go from some of the best spots in our that offer takeaways. Here are some of our favourite Christchurch cafes to grab a heavenly coffee and treat for the road.

1. Unknown Chapter

This spot is already one of our favourite brunch places in Christchurch. But, we’ve never raved about their exclusive coffee and hot beverages which will surely boost your energy these lockdown mornings. You can’t get a takeaway without also purchasing something from the in-house baking section, such as banana bread, sweet muffins, sandwiches, treat slices and more. Make your order easy by downloading their café app on app store.

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

2. The Origin

With some of the finest food around, homegrown teas and coffees, and much more…it’s no wonder this is one of the best vegan eateries in Christchurch. Their level three click and collect menu features plenty of sweet and savory options, a variety of coffees, from Americano to cappuccinos, specialty teas, sandwiches, wraps, berry cakes, stuffed croissants, the list is endless. Indeed, you’ll feel healthy with everything being 100% vegan. Download their app.

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

3. Addington Coffee Co-Op


With an incredible team of friendly baristas, this spot is sure to give coffee enthusiasts the pick-me-up they need this lockdown. Excitingly, they use Common Good Coffee, so you know you are getting the good stuff as well as plenty of teas, lattes, hot chocolate and more. For level three, you can grab some of their delicious light bites such as scones, bagels, pastries, just to name a few. To order, walk-up and use paywave.

📍 297 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

4. The Caffeine Laboratory 

This 5-star spot has excellent coffee that offers the perfect caffeine fix to reawaken the brain. Likewise, they have an exclusive lockdown menu, with plenty of quick treats like breakfast toasties, bagels, muffins, brownies and lots more. Wonderfully, this place is also one of the best level three food deliveries in Christchurch. Therefore, if you don’t fancy leaving the house, get your coffee delivered. For order information, visit the Caffeine Lab website.

📍 1 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

5. C1 Espresso 

This Christchurch coffee house has recently been acquired by two lovely new owners, and dishes up a great selection of grub. For level three, you can expect top-notch coffee sourced from across the globe, from Colombia and Mexico to Ethiopia in Africa, and many more. Along with their famous hot beverages, you can pick up some treats from the food cabinet, such as quiches, banoffee pie, cakes, and much more goodness. Cash is not accepted during level three, just card.

📍 Old Post & Telegraph, Office building 185 High Street, Christchurch 8142, New Zealand

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