A Guide to the Christchurch CBD
Old meets new - that`s the best way to describe the inner city of Christchurch. Next to old beautiful heritage buildings, a modern CBD is taking shape. New places open almost every day - take time to get your bearings.
Where To Park?
The Christchurch CBD is very accessible by car, bus, bike and by foot. Most of the public buses drive into to inner city Central Station on Lichfield Street. For cyclists there are many cycleways to encourage inner city cycling in a greener city. Going by car? It`s easy to find close and accessible parking.
Central Station (Bus Interchange)
Wilsons Car Parking
Christchurch City Council (car parking map)
The Best Coffee Fix?
There's no better way to start a day than with a good cup of coffee. In the Christchurch CBD you are spoilt for choice. On almost on every corner there's a coffee shop serving quality coffee and food:
C1 Espresso, The Caffeine Laboratory, Coffee Therapy, Tap`n`Grind, Made Espresso Bar, Unknown Chapter
Where to Lunch?
Re:START Mall is a great spot to get take away lunch to sit next to the Avon river. If you prefer a sit down meal, there are a few new restaurants along Hereford Street or in New Regent Street. Christchurch`s inner city restaurant scene is very diverse and international.
HachiHachi (Japanese food), Mumbaiwala, (Indian food), Zen Sushi and Dumplings (Asian food), Canterbury Cheesemongers
The Essential Afternoon Treat?
For a quick caffeine boost, head to Little Brews, a tiny cafe bar in the BNZ Centre. Their strong coffee will wake you up and keep you going for the rest of the day. For a snack or something to nibble, the nearby convenience stores stock sweet treats to keep your blood sugar levels up.
After Work Drinks?
After a hard day at work and lots of meetings, everyone deserves a quiet glass of wine or a few loud cocktails!
Here's some afterwork hot spots that offer a great after work atmosphere:
Dux Central, Smash Palace, The Cuban, Casa Pubblica, O.G.B Bar, Empire Bar, The Last Word
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