The weather is getting cooler so it's the perfect time to seek out some great locations for a delicious bowl of soup!
The Botanic Gardens are the perfect place to explore! After a wander - sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup from Ilex Cafe as you take in the scenery. Beautifully presented and served with crunchy ciabatta the soup will be sure to warm your bones as the days get cooler!
In the restored Arts Centre, there is another café to try: Bunsen. The Clock Tower building where Bunsen is located was historically used for chemistry/science and the café’s menu reflects this. The soup flavours at Bunsen change daily. Our favourite is the pumpkin or broccoli/potato served with warm ciabatta.
A true hint of Italian right here in Christchurch! Enjoy a hearty and flavoursome soup just like Mumma use to make in the cosy surroundings of The Tannery. Our pick is the rich and hearty rustic tomato soup served with crunchy ciabatta bread and butter.
Located opposite the Arts Centre, the brightly coloured Villas are hard to miss. The stylish interior and intimate atmosphere create a welcoming entrance and the smell out of the kitchen will have your mouth watering! The freshly prepared soup menu changes daily using just the right amount of fresh herbs, olive oil and pepper. Soups are served with a homemade bun perfect for soaking up the last bit of goodness.
The crisp, clear days in winter are perfect for walking the Bridle Path with expansive city views. Be rewarded after your walk with great coffee and steaming hot soup at the Lyttelton Coffee Company. The soup menu changes daily and is made from locally sourced produce. Our favourites have to be the pumpkin and leek & potato - delicious! After a good hearty meal, you'll be fully prepared for your walk back over the hill!
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