Addington Coffee Co-Op / Christchurch
Addington Coffee Co-Op is my second home in Christchurch. I got introduced to this lovely place during design college 2008. Ever since it’s been my ‘Christchurch’ regular.
Hanging bicycles, flags of the world, vintage tea spoons and milk bottles are just a few of the quirky embellishments lurking around in this social conscious cafe.
I use to go to the laundr-o-mat to do my laundry, with a cappuccino and my diary. It reminded me of how simple life really was. Now they have opened up a shop as well! The Addington Store sells great products, a lot of which is fair trade and organic.
Field mushrooms on linseed toast with spinach and hollandaise sauce. Divine fresh ingredients and flavour but the hero was the hollandaise. Mouth blowing.
Big breakfast with grilled tomatoes, bacon, hash brown, sausages, and two perfectly poached eggs. Delicious, perfect way to start your day.
I love Addington Coffee Co-Op. It seems to be a bit more polished and brushed up a bit since I left. (6 months ago.) I kind of liked the grungier character it use to have but it’s still an amazing place and that’s what matters.
Addington Coffee Co-Op
THE PEDAL PUSHER / CHRISTCHURCH
The Pedal Pusher is another awesome cafe located in the up and coming area; “SoMo” on Lincoln Road.
This cute cafe/bar/restaurant comes with very cute identity, including a vintage bike with a basket of goodies.
A cute logo with a mouse.
And the relevant-post-earthquake slogan “Let the good times roll.”
This place has a warm rustic ambiance. Pretty much everywhere in Christchurch is rustic or ruble, I feel The Pedal Pusher has captured a bit of the Neo-Christchurch persona.
It also has a friendly kiwi atmosphere, and bubbly staff - with unique decor, bicycle chains, all tying in with the bicycle theme.
A kiwi classic - Fish and Chips, served in a more sophisticated manner. Tasty fresh fish and crispy chips.
Chicken salad, delicious, fresh, and healthy.
Pork Belly with caramelized parsnip and apple sauce. Absolutely beauitful, the pork was tender and moist complimented with the fixating crunch of the crisp crackling.
The Pedal Pusher has set the bench mark for all other cafes/bars wishing to join in this upcoming creative scene. It’s beautiful, has great character, great food and a great vibe. Definitely giving Christchurch hope for the future.
The Pedal Pusher
284 – 286 Lincoln Rd
Phone: 03 335 0095