Vegetarian cafes and restaurants in Christchurch

You don't always have to have meat to enjoy a delicious meal!

1. Dux Dine

The original “Dux de Lux” in the Arts Centre was a popular place for locals and visitors. Dux Dine is situated in a historic turn-of-the-century villa that was originally the Station Master’s House for the Riccarton Railway. Enjoy vegetarian and seafood dishes with great selections of craft beers.

2. Portershed

A very cosy cafe filled with vintage furniture situates in the building dating back to the early 1920s. This is a fully vegan café, but anyone will enjoy its tasty food.

3. The Herb Centre Cafe

This friendly wholefood cafe offers a range of delicious and nutritious foods. Having a cup of organic coffee in its herb garden is very relaxing.

4. Raw Sugar Cafe

Situated on the ground floor of an office building in CBD. Once you step inside, you are welcomed by its warm and homely atmosphere.

5. The Origin

Enjoy plant-based foods with an Asian twist in this relaxing Scandinavian-style decor cafe. Not a coffee person? No worries, it offers a wide selection of beautiful teas.

6. The Shroom Room

A funky little cafe located in the heart of Lyttelton. How about dine there before/after Saturdays’ Lyttleton Farmers Market?

7. The Lotus Heart

A calm and relaxing restaurant. It uses the freshest locally grown ingredients.

8. Gatherings

This restaurant serves vegetarian and seafood dishes using locally gathered seasonal ingredients.

9. The Fermentist

The brewery/taproom/cafe has beer at its roots and sustainability in its heart. Along with its own signature beers and cider brewed onsite, try its locally sourced “fermented” foods like sauerkraut and kimchi.

10. Water Drop Vegetarian Cafe

This vegetarian cafe is in a Buddhist temple. It serves Asian fusion and traditional Chinese vegetarian meals.