Apr 29 2012
The Herb Centre; This tranquil place consists of a sweet corner cafe that serves primarily vegetarian treats (you can find just one single meat-eating option in the selection…) in addition to brews the New Zealand Coffee Awards 2009-10 Gold Award winning, New Brighton-based Switch Espresso.
Also, it is an impressively stocked dispensary/ health store that offers numerous vitamin supplements, organic body products and every essential oil under the rainbow, an outside garden together with a facility that delivers midwifery services, alternative addiction treatment, and herbal and naturopathic remedies. Phew. It is fundamentally the only one-stop-shop for the granola sect within the complete city (that we are aware of, anyway…if your business is one, also, please let us know!). It is an alternative style cafe Christchurch needs to be pleased with!
The area, positioned on Kilmore St, is fittingly calm, having wood flooring, significant, exposed windows which bathe the area in airy light, and the calming perfumes of lavender and patchouli. It’s perfectly quirky (look the adorable as drawings of dancing eggs on the blackboard wall menus!) plus the meals are fresh and excellent, try the GF, dairy free Winter season Root Veg Cake, it turned out a success around my partially veggie home. Come the summer season, I think the backyard is going to be filled with revellers seeking a serene location to de-stress with a mug as well as a socially conscious slice.
Addington Coffee Co-op; To be found on Lincoln Rd, core to Addington village, Addington Coffee Co-op is a quaintly first-rate, all-natural light filled cafe and roastery that spins Blondie, roasts and peddles their very own brand of Fair Trade (and DELICIOUS) coffee and is like your living room (if you’re the sort of individual whose living room has a pitch-perfect amount of refined kitsch and also the most affecting ambience in the area).
The organization, situated inside of a big former mechanics workshop, needed 9 months to perfect as well as earth quake proof (that was fortunate!) which is stuffed to the brim no matter what hours having an modern combination of fresh neo-hipsters, chatty stay-at-home-mums and fancy looking suits looking for an inviting spot for a lunchtime meeting along with a high quality, recently made slice, pastry or sandwich. In addition to their ultra cool and conscious using of Fair Trade coffee, additionally, they sell “organic threads” made by survivors of the sex-trade in Calcutta.
Thus, in conclusion: the coffee is excellent, the furnishings is remarkable and their business techniques are morally righteous. Need I say more?
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