290 Montreal St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
The VillasOne of Christchurch's favorite cafés has expanded from just one renovated Victorian villa to two sitting side by side. The blue and yellow houses are now connected, with more-formal evening dining upstairs and all-day fare downstairs. The menus are full of Kiwi comfort food, especially tempting desserts and coffee drinks. Look for seasonal specialties such as a spiced hot-cross coffee, or try the local craft beers on tap. Good weather brings live music in the courtyard; its location between the rebuilt and reopened Arts Centre and Christchurch Art Gallery makes the Villas a great place to recharge between art stops.