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Top Brunch Options in Christchurch

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Enjoy the Best Breakfast and Brunch in the City

Brunch enthusiasts, rejoice! You don't have to feel guilty about sleeping in with these wickedly good brunch options. From the caffeine hit to the perfectly poached eggs, check out this guide.

Flatlay Of Hands Reaching For Food Little Poms

Little Poms

294 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City

Eggs benedict is a classic brunch delight but at Little Pom’s, expect that benny to have more flare than your average. Served with smoked bacon, cheddar buttermilk biscuits, avocado, charred corn, and smoked jalapeno lime hollandaise, this dish packs a flavour punch. Loved by young and old, this Kilmore St spot is a must-try. 

Good for:

Insta-worthy meals
Vegan/vegetarian friendly
Friendly neighbourhood vibes

Miro The Restaurant Space


176 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City

With entrees like venison tartare with a side of crayfish mayo, head down to Miro and treat yourself. The ‘Bubbles & Brunch’ is served until 11.30am if you're celebrating something special (or just because!). This is a fun brunch to get dressed up for, then round out your afternoon at the nearby Mr. Brightside rooftop bar, drenched in sun and sipping cocktails.

Good for:

Boujee vibes
Vegan menu available
Tasting breakfast board

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Seating Area At Unknown Chapter

Unknown Chapter

254 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City

Unknown Chapter has all your brunch bases covered - from a tried and tested menu of favourites to a cabinet stocked with some of the most appealing options in town. Whether you’re topping up an earlier breakfast, hankering for a sweet treat, or diving into the full brunch experience, you can rely on Unknown. They serve their own blend of locally roasted coffee, the baristas are quick and talented, and the food rolls out like clockwork. 

Good for

Tasty packed salads
Epic cabinet food 
Vegan/vegetarian friendly

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Inside The Origin Cafe

The Origin

95 Westminster Street, Saint Albans

Vegans and vegetarians rejoice, this spot can cater to your every need. The Origin’s cool, calm and collected vibe is reflected in its brunch offerings, which focus on clean, simple flavours. This white-on-white cafe interior is perfect for escaping the crowded, noisy cafes of the central city. Relax and get away from it all while dining on nourishing fare, delicious coffee, or specialty tea.

Good for

Quiet suburban vibes
Gluten-free friendly
Vegan/vegetarian friendly

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Fiddlesticks Restaurant and Bar

Fiddlesticks brunch options feature some less traditional options like savoury oats with crispy pork, sriracha and poached egg, or the kumara waffles with banana, bacon and bourbon ice cream. If you want to play it safe their eggs benedict will deliver the goods. Be sure to visit their website to check out other ‘Weekley Rituals’ like ‘Tasty Monday’ which offers $12 bar snacks. 

Good for

Bottomless mocktail option
Local and seasonal menu
Changing daily food & beverage specials

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Rowdy Kitchen
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The Rowdy Kitchen Bar & Eatery

Corner of Marshlands and Preston's Road, this establishment is well-loved by locals. The Rowdy Kitchen Bar & Eatery is family-owned so you know you'll be treated right. There's something tasty for everyone including gluten-free and vegan options. Stick to your gym gains with a ‘Cajun Chicken Bliss Bowl’ salad OR don’t count your macros... enjoy a hearty American-style cheeseburger. Be sure to check out Rowdy’s 2-for-1 pizza night and quiz night throughout the week.

Good for

Rustic and homestyle brunch
Bottomless beer
Optional brunch sides like onion rings

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