Honestly, where do I start? I am literally in love with this cafe. Not only does their coffee taste absolutely amazing, it’s also a roastery and shop too so you can stock up on coffee paraphernalia for home. Heaven! Located in a warehouse building on Tuam St in the CBD, this rad cafe has it all. Awesome coffee, incredible service, tasty treats, coffee beans by the vat load and the coolest coffee accessories.
Despite the fact I’ve driven past this cafe hundreds of times in the last year since I started coming to Christchurch regularly, I’ve only just managed to visit C4 a couple of times very recently. I was lucky enough to score a gift voucher for here for my birthday (best boyfriend ever!) and was pretty excited to go and get my mitts on some of their coffee accessory goodness. We’d been on the hunt for some tulip cups to enjoy our home made espresso’s from, and were delighted to find that C4 stocked them in a range of neat colours. Needless to say, we now have a nice little collection growing at home!
When I first arrived here I was immediately impressed by the open warehouse and the enormous coffee roaster in the store, plus the vats of many different bean varieties. The store has a very chill vibe, and the aroma is absolutely mouthwatering. The next thing that grabbed my attention was the vast choice of coffees; espresso, cold brew, siphon, chemex, drip and pourover. You name it, they do it. And they do it well. Their flat whites and long blacks are consistently epic, with strong flavour but smooth finish. There is definitely no over extraction or burnt milk in the vicinity here. I do intend on heading back here for some of their food because it looks delicious, though I can vouch for their muffins being on point.
The space has an industrial feel with a great atmosphere, though I can imagine as the weather cools you may like to bring a coat along with you just in case as it’s a pretty big space. It’s definitely the sort of place I’d come for meetings with clients, or catchups with friends. Heck, I would come here on my own any day of the week (except Sunday, sadly they are closed then). The staff are always friendly and super helpful… you definitely get service with a big happy smile here. And I dig good customer service.
They also have a great sense of humour…
WIFI: Oops, need to check!
Space: Lots of tables, bring a jacket in the cooler months.
Coffee: 5 outta 5
Address: 278 Tuam St, Christchurch CBD.
Open: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Check out their website here
Hugs + Coffee,