Apr 27 2012
The Herb Centre; This relaxing location consists of a sweet corner cafe that provides mainly veggie goodies (there’s just one carnivorous choice on the selection…) along with brews the New Zealand Coffee Awards 2009-10 Gold Award winning, New Brighton-based Switch Espresso.
Additionally, it is an remarkably stocked dispensary/ health shop that provides a multitude of dietary supplements, organic body products and every essential oil possible, an outdoor garden along with a health care clinic that delivers midwifery services, alternative addiction therapy, and herbal and naturopathic treatments. Phew. It truly is simply the only one-stop-shop for the granola sect within the entire city (that we know, anyway…should your business is one, also, i highly recommend you let us know!). It is an alternative style cafe Christchurch needs to be pleased with!
The place, positioned on Kilmore St, is fittingly restful, along with hard wood floors, substantial, exposed windows which bathe the spot in angelic light, along with the comforting scents of lavender and patchouli. It is splendidly unique (check out the cute as sketches of dancing eggs on the blackboard wall menus!) and the meals are fresh and excellent, try the GF, DF Winter season Root Vegetable Cake, it turned out a winner around my partially vegetarian home. Come summer season, I think the backyard will likely be filled with revellers in search of a serene area to de-stress with a cup as well as a socially conscious slice.
Addington Coffee Co-op; Based on Lincoln Rd, central 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 unique brand of Fair Trade (and DELICIOUS) coffee and appears like your living room (if you’re the sort of person whose living room provides a pitch-perfect volume of subtle kitsch as well as the most impacting ambience in the area).
The organization, situated inside a sizeable former mechanics workshop, took nine months to make their own as well as earthquake proof (that has been opportune!) and is loaded to the top during all times of the day with an modern blend of fresh neo-hipsters, chatty stay-at-home-mums and fancy looking suits looking for a comfy position for a lunch discussion together with a excellent, recently made slice, pastry or sandwich. Along with very cool and conscious using of Fair Trade coffee, they also sell “organic threads” made by survivors of the sex-trade in Calcutta
So, to recap: its coffee is wonderful, their furnishings is remarkable in addition their company practices are morally righteous. Need I say more?
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