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Bars & Cafes
Sitting in the heart of Addington, the Pedal Pushers is a pub that pays tribute to Christchurch's cycling tradition. Housing a giant bicycle at the entrance, this amusing bar has special offers each day, with different drinks and eats available at special prices. Besides its alluring decor, Pedal Pusher serves an extensive range of spirits that visitors can choose from, and also hosts live music on certain days. Their lunch and dinner menus feature some chef specials like the Braised Rabbit, Char grilled steaks and several bar snack dishes, including crispy calamari and popcorn chicken. Open till the wee hours of the morning the Pedal Pusher is a place where you can elude the clamor and struggles of daily life.
Addington Coffee Co-op is not your usual coffee shop. Besides serving you its freshly brewed aromatic coffees, it is also a handy laundry service provider. Sip a cup of cappuccino or espresso while your clothes get washed, only for USD3. Visitors can also enjoy a sumptuous breakfast with classics like the Eggs Benedict and French Toast. Addington Coffee also has its own store which uses only Fair Trade products. Additionally, the place also offers its venue for private events.
Owned by four time Barista champion, Carl Sara, Crafted Coffee Company clearly recommends itself. Besides offering its customers world class coffee that is produced through environment friendly methods, this coffee shop also serves breakfast and lunch. The shop owners offer Barista training to those interested in mastering the art of coffee blending. Additionally, they participate in global conferences to make their quality of coffee the very best in the city. The shop also employs various brewing methods including Filter, Siphon and Pour-Over, to ensure the best blending for all its coffees. Overall a haven for coffee lovers, the Crafted Coffee Company serves nothing but the best in coffee.
Addington's family friendly Eat Cafe offers delicious breakfast and sumptuous lunches. Its smoothies and thick shakes are delectable while the omelette with hash brown is a good breakfast option. Diners could try the steak sandwich and the Cajun chicken burger for lunch while for vegetarians there is BLAT and the Veg Salad. Also having a kid friendly menu, Eat Cafe has a special kids platter and the kids fluffy for lunch and drinks respectively. A well set up alfresco eatery, this cafe is a perfect place for family time.
The Cargo Bar is an ideal weekend hang-out spot for the young and old alike. A sunny garden bar, the place offers a range of eats from cafe styled dishes to sumptuous brunch meals. The Jam Jar cocktails are loved by all diners while the coffee served here is award winning. The pies and eggs benedict are also flavorsome whereas the blackcurrant caprioska is a delightful drink. Having efficient service and warm staff, Cargo Bar is also Christchurch's first purpose built container bar. The place serves the purpose of a relaxing meal with friends and family.
Having been a three time Barista champion, Luciano shares his love for coffee through his perfectly rich and aromatic brews. Boasting of some of the finest coffees in Christchurch, Luciano's will not disappoint with its strong Lattes and Cappuccinos, among others. The Real Chocolate Mocha served here is excellent, and all coffee drinkers swear by it. Locally sourced, Luciano's coffees go well with its Eggs Benedict, House salads and the Big Breakfast. With a quality beverage and some good food, Luciano's coffee is the perfect way to begin your day.
Inspired by the speakeasy, Volstead Trading Company is a bar that attempts to recreate one, through its look and feel. A good selection of craft beers can be found here, with Emerson's, Three Boys, Epic and Stoke, as well as the Moa range on tap. The cocktails that feature in the menu include the classics, such as Long Island Iced Tea, Manhattan and Moonshine. Guests can also try from a range of five red and five white wines. Some of the better snacks and bites are the burgers, nachos, and pies. The ambiance succeeds in creating a dingy look, with its student flat chic furniture and the bar, overall is a good place to enjoy a drink with friends.
Having a new age and modern feel to its appeal, Trevinos offers a wide range of mixed dishes, covering cuisines around the world. With salads, pastas, pizzas, and other Asian and African dishes, there is something for everyone at at Trevinos. The bar has an extensive list of wines, beers, cocktails and spirits that diners can choose from. A comfortable and easy-going atmosphere, Trevinos is ideal for a laid-back and relaxing meal with friends.
Sitting on the banks of river Avon and located in a car park, this bar and restaurant has an old-world, European flavor to it. Known mostly for its beers, its extensive and exotic beer list has something for everyone. Among the most popular ones are the Kreik, Hoegarden, and the Sloeber at a rough cost of NZD12. The restaurant offers local cuisine among which the Mussels, Bitterballen meatball, and the Fish Goujons are some of its best items. The ambience is warm and cozy, with its wooden walls adorned with memorabilia belonging to the 1920 era. A good place to have a drink with friends, the Belgian Beer Cafe is a must for beer lovers.
This tavern is the oldest remaining residential building existing within the four avenues, dating back to 1851. Originally a merchant's house, it was also home to Albion Wright's printers and later Pegasus Press, publishers of Janet Frame and ARD Fairburn, to name a few. Colonial decor and tartan carpet stand out in the bar areas and give the pub a cosy feel. The beer garden to the rear makes a nice place for a drink on a summer's evening and there is a permanent marquee, which is available for hire for private functions. A selection of New Zealand beers are available, bottled and on tap, together with a small but good quality wine list. The upstairs restaurant serves a variety of meals throughout the day.
Take tea at this relaxed café located in the historic Antigua Boatsheds building. After a "strenuous" bout of Punting in the Park, a gourmet chicken burger with French fries will fill the gap. Early birds should try a smoked salmon bagel with poached eggs, avocado and (oh yes!) Hollandaise sauce or a pancake stack served with blueberries, banana, maple syrup and cream. Excellent coffee, beers and wines, are served too.
Harking back to a bygone age when afternoon teas attained ceremonial heights, this octagonal establishment was originally known as the Tea Kiosk. Windows give a 300-degree view of the surrounding gardens while a conservatory and patio allow for an alfresco repast. Botanic Gardens Cafe is a splendid place to take Devonshire tea of an afternoon, or perhaps a more substantial tiffin such as Bruncher's Delight with egg, and grilled cheese, or a Lamb Kofta. A mouth-watering selection of desserts is also on offer including cheese cake and sticky date pudding.