The Herb Centre; This dreamy location consists of a cute corner cafe that provides largely veggie snacks (you will find just one meat-eating option on the selection…) as well as brews the New Zealand Coffee Awards 2009-10 Gold Award winning, New Brighton-based Switch Espresso.
Additionally, it is an amazingly stocked dispensary/ health shop that holds a variety of vitamin supplements, organic body goods and every essential oil conceivable, an outdoor garden plus a facility that provides midwifery services, holistic addiction treatment, and herbal and naturopathic treatments. Phew. It’s fundamentally the only one-stop-shop for the granola sect in the entire city (that we know, anyway…in the event your company is one, as well, you should e-mail us!). This is an alternative style cafe Christchurch ought to be pleased with!
The space, positioned on Kilmore St, is fittingly tranquil, with wood flooring, significant, uncovered windows which shower the spot in delicate light, and also the calming smells of lavender and patchouli. It is splendidly quirky (look the lovable as pictures of dancing eggs around the blackboard wall menus!) and the meals are fresh and superb, try the GF, dairy free Winter season Root Veggie Cake, it turned out a success in my partially vegetarian household. Come summer time, I think the garden is going to be loaded with revellers seeking a comforting location to unwind having a mug along with a socially aware slice.
Addington Coffee Co-op; Stationed on Lincoln Rd, fundamental 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 is like your living room (if you’re the sort of individual whose living room provides a pitch-perfect volume of refined kitsch and the most affecting ambiance on the block).
The organization, located at a big ex- mechanics workshop, needed 9 months to make their own and earth quake proof (that is opportune!) and it is crammed to the top no matter what hours having an contemporary mix of fresh neo-hipsters, chatty stay-at-home-mums and expensive looking suits seeking a cozy spot for a lunch break meeting as well as a good quality, newly made slice, pastry or sandwich. In addition to their super cool and knowledgeable use of Fair Trade coffee, they also promote “organic threads” created by survivors of the sex-trade in Calcutta
Hence, in conclusion: their coffee is excellent, the design is impeccable as well as their company techniques are morally righteous. Need I say more?
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