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The Best Coffee Spots in the SALT District

Grab a Coffee in the SALT District

The SALT District is the gritty, character-packed part of town where you’ll find historical buildings rubbing shoulders with modern architecture. This alternative inner-city quarter is a hive of caffeine activity – perfect for discovering your new coffee spot!

Unknown Chapter

Unknown Chapter roasts on site, with offerings changing up every so often. Check out the cute little roastery in action, with beans turned to brews by talented baristas! Industrial decor is softened with a sea of hanging indoor plants dangling from the ceiling.

C1 Espresso

Turn up for a slice of Christchurch history, stay for the coffee and cake. Famous, or infamous for its controversial menu illustrations and bold political statements, C1 is a must! Grab a delish cup of coffee, play the arcade games, and try figure out which of the walls leads to a secret passageway.

Grain Coffee & Eatery

Hidden among a collective of industrial traders at the inner city fringe, Grain Coffee & Eatery offers a refreshing change of atmosphere for your caffeine fix. Think white on white on white, with clean, bold coffee flavours to match. Coffee here is crafted from organic beans by Auckland-based Allpress and hits the spot every time.

Little Social

Tucked within Little High Eatery, Little Social serves delicious Supreme coffee and cakes to die for. Set yourself up for some people watching and recharge over a cup of joe at a high-energy establishment. You’ll also be perfectly placed to grab a bacon buttie, dumplings, or whatever else takes your fancy at this boutique food hall.

Engine Coffee

Engine Coffee Brewers is a hole-in-the-wall tucked inside BOXed Quarter. It’s a real find, and if you’re not an in-the-know local, you could easily miss it. Serving top notch coffee with traceability to the place of origin, Engine is all about experiencing and enjoying coffee the way it should be - ethical and delicious every time.

Black and White Coffee Cartel

New Zealand’s only locally owned micro-roasting coffee franchise, Black & White Coffee Cartel can be found in multiple spots around the city. Expect freshly roasted coffee and the quirkiest décor that won’t disappoint! Black & White celebrate the uniqueness of single origin coffee, with multiple beans available at any time.