May 01 2012
The cafe scene in Christchurch changed significantly in the year 2011. What at one time existed as a defined city centre with restaurants, eateries and retailers, now Christchurch has seen its cafes dispersed across the urban centre drawing residents and visitors to almost all areas within the city. This is perfect for the suburbanisation of Christchurch quite a few regions had been without established areas of local independently owned stores and cafes. Visitors and locals continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding the best place to eat.
But not only are eateries appearing on the outskirts of the city, cafes in the centre of Christchurch are generating a come back. Together with the opening up of the city mall (that is where you can find three great cafes) and also the re-opening of C1, a Christchurch caf institution, the situation is looking positive for the central city cafe scene.
People of Christchurch are enthusiastic about cafes along with their coffee. The fact is there has been a bit of a coffee revolution over the last few years. Because of this increased popularity, the quantity of cafes and eateries have significantly increased and coffee drinkers are becoming fairly particular with where they are going to acquire their hot beverage of preference. You will find plenty of kinds of coffees to choose from in the local cafes. What’s more, customers 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 passed out each year, there are many schools where barista beginners can go to learn how to make the best espresso.
In terms of what you should expect at a Christchurch cafe well it’s a mixed bag. There are many cafes in the city all with their unique character and style. What is good about the caf scene is you are sure to find a cafe you like. Additionally, cafes are emerging throughout the city almost weekly.
If you are searching for a unique cafe Christchurch is the perfect city. Almost all cafes in Christchurch have re-opened in their original spot or have opened inside of a temporary pop-up location or have moved to a fully new premises. It is additionally great to hear that many guidebooks still encourage tourists to travel to Christchurch whilst in New Zealand, particularly due to the amount of stores and cafes which are open.
The foodstuff in cafes in Christchurch is frequently shown in glass display cases and you normally have a good choice of food to choose from (including a blackboard menu that showcases the daily specials). Numerous cafes like to roast their own beans, this way they’ve total control of the final product (the cup of coffee).
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