The Top Brunch Places in Selwyn

Friday, 5 March 2021

The Top Brunch Places in Selwyn

From a vege stack to full farmer’s breakfast with bacon and eggs, sometimes brunch is just what is needed. Branch out from your usual and drive to one of these lovely cafés in Selwyn. Chances are you’ll find a warm welcome, top notch food and great coffee.


Raspberry Café, Tai Tapu

With its gorgeous garden setting, Raspberry Café feels like a true break from fast-paced life. The kids will love running around on the lawn and playing in the playground, while you enjoy the coffee.

Come on a sunny day and you can even bring the dog. Make sure you grab a slice of one of their beautiful cakes for the road.

Open Wednesday until Sunday.


The Store at Tai Tapu

Brunch is served until 2pm during the week and until 3pm on the weekends.

Sit indoors or outside and the kids can play in the sandpit. Busy café with a varied, reasonably priced menu catering for food allergies.

Try their delicious smoothies!


Memory’s Café, Springston

If you try any of the cafés on this list, make it Memory’s Café in Springston.

Named for the previous owners of the land, Memory’s is a hidden gem of a beautiful café with a garden courtyard.

Expect a changing seasonal menu, presented with love, including freshly baked croissants and french pastries.


Robert Harris, Rolleston

Grab a comfortable booth in this locally-owned café.

You’ll find the cabinet packed with food, and they cater to all sorts of dietary requirements. There is a blackboard and toy box for the kids.

Try the delicious eggs Benedict poached to perfection, covered in creamy Hollandaise over spinach and smoked salmon.


Dunsandel Café & Store, Dunsandel

Lounging back on the couches next to the fire is a luxury on a chilly day, but you’ll have to get in early to get the best spot.

Check out their variety of keto options.

Relax and enjoy the comfortable farmhouse feel. And don’t forget to check out their slices and savouries in the cabinet on the way out.


Willows Café, Glentunnel 

Pop into this friendly café in Glentunnel for a beautiful view over the Hororata Golf Course.

Try their affordably priced brunch menu, with two eggs on toast for $11.


The Fat Beagle, Darfield

If you feel like a Hummingbird coffee and a hot breakfast, then it is worth the drive to Darfield.

The Fat Beagle offers all the brunch faves, from a big brekkie with the works to pancakes or muesli. The café caters for different dietary requirements, offering vegetarian and gluten-free choices.

Enjoy the vibe in the beautifully redone character house, while the kids hang out in the children’s corner.


Suburban Eatery, Leeston

Suburban Eatery brings a clean, modern feel to the main street of Leeston. Expect great coffee and friendly service.

With a diverse breakfast menu offering waffles with caramelised banana and streaky bacon to Chipotle Scramble with pea salsa, you’ll find something to your taste.

Brunch is available Thursday–Sunday at Suburban Eatery.



Taste of Kiwi, Springfield 

Nestled on the rolling plains of Springfield with the mountains in the background, relax and enjoy brunch at the Taste of Kiwi.

Options include the famous Kiwi breakfast, classic eggs benedict or a enjoy a sweet treat and try the french toast.

Ask the friendly staff about gluten-free options.

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