In 2008, Addington Coffee Co-op café was established in an old mechanic’s workshop. The plan: create a place of belonging for the local community, while still preserving the architectural features now so rare in post-earthquake Christchurch. 

Addington Coffee Co-op - before and after.

Addington Coffee Co-op - before and after.

Our cafe exists for others. We like nothing more than to see people from all seasons and walks of life enjoy conversation, interaction or solitude in the café's space. Underlying this, we also redistribute our cafe profits locally and globally. Read more on our upside down business model  under Our Story

We serve our house roasted Jailbreaker Coffee, a selection of sweet and savoury cabinet treats, and our famous brunch menu (download here).

 To hear what other people are saying, read our Lonely Planet or Trip Advisor reviews.

 We look forward to seeing you.



Our Laundry is a 3 washing machine, 2 dryer, coin-operated, self service laundry facility.

Mon-Fri 7.30am - 4pm
Sat-Sun 9am - 4pm

All washing / drying cycles must be completed within these opening hours.

The Laundry is closed on public holidays.

Washing loads cost $3

Drying cycles cost $2 (per 20 mins)

Washing powder is included. 



The Café is available to hire in the evenings for your private function.

The venue lends itself well to wedding receptions, birthdays, corporate functions  and any event that requires a ready-made location that looks good and feels homely the moment you walk in the door.

All events are managed through a third party caterer.  

Contact us on for more information.