Late risers, double breakfast fiends, sweet-savoury fans – brunch really does so much for so many. It’s the meal mascot of the easy life, so combine it with the remote picturesque landscape that is New Zealand and you’ve got a vacation must.
If you like your meals with a side of bacon (and really, who doesn’t?) check out these fab brunch spots in New Zealand...
Hello Sunday Café
A post office-turned-church-turned-eatery with outstanding coffee and friendly staff. As if that wasn’t good enough, throw in unique and flavour-packed menu items like Japanese crepes with bacon and cabbage, pork belly subs and Turkish bread and eggs and you’ve got an absolute brunch home run.
We love nothing more than a tiny hidden brunch gem. If you’re looking for the best of the best on the menu, definitely opt for the coffee, sammies and omelettes.
Fat Dog Café & Bar
The “fat” in Fat Dog is definitely reflective of the portion sizes. If there’s a word that gracefully combines brunch and dinner into one colossal meal, they should probably trademark it.
Geeks on Sainsbury
If you’re wondering what a food geek is good at, the answer is presentation, decor and customer service. Every dish is like a work of art, the geeks are super friendly and it helps that everything is ridiculously tasty as well. The waffles, bagels and coffee are definitely fan favourites.
The Return of Rad
Another place with crazy-good coffee, a legendary eggs benny and excellent service.
Pub on Wharf
Unique menu items (pork belly FTW) combined with a cozy pub atmosphere equals everything you need for a lazy morning brunch.
Fresh food, lots of options for vegetarians, meat lovers and health nuts. Try the beloved eggs benedict and allll of the treats in the front cabinet.
Black Betty Café
Another Christchurch café with a kickass cup of coffee, a legendary Breakfast Stack of potato cakes and some of the best pastries in town.