The Top Brunch Places in Selwyn

Thursday, 5 May 2022

The Top Brunch Places in Selwyn

Updated January 2024 

Brunch is a culture in New Zealand, not just a meal. There’s nothing quite like a late start to the day with a great meal in great company! 

So, it’s no surprise that here in Selwyn, we have cafes and eateries that provide irresistible brunch services just waiting for you to try them out. 

Raspberry Café, Tai Tapu

Open Wednesday through to Sunday, the Raspberry Café offers a true retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With a unique garden setting, this family run café has a personal and relaxing touch that will allow you to unwind and enjoy your brunch.

With an extensive cake selection in their cabinets, you could be forgiven for heading straight to the sweet foods instead of the menu. However, if you do manage to resist the sweet treats, you will find all your classic brunch favourites on their menu, from bacon and eggs to French toast.

And why leave the dog at home? If it is a sunny day, Raspberry Café is dog friendly.

We know right, could it get any better?

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Memory’s Café, Springston

Memory’s Café is a café that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

A hidden gem of Springston, the Memory’s Café has a menu that will keep you guessing and wanting more. It changes every second week and is made from local ingredients passionately grown.

From freshly baked croissants to lightly spiced French Pastries, they have it all.

However, to not be disappointed, we urge you to make a booking to reserve a special space for yourself and your friends or family to enjoy your brunch together. Word has gotten out as to just how good this place it seems!

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The Lincoln Pantry 

One of Selwyn's much loved brunch spots, The Lincoln Pantry offers wholesome delicious menu and cabinet food all made on the premises.

The quirky vibe is underlined by the warmest of welcomes which makes it a favourite with locals.

The coffee is pretty awesome too. Supreme is the brew of choice, served in stoneware mugs to keep the coffee hot.

There is lots of choice for everyone, but the Pantry is also known for its excellent gluten free offering; catering for other special dietary needs such as sugar free, keto and vegan.

And they are even dog friendly! 

Union Fare, Prebbleton

Located in the heart of Prebbleton on Springs Road, this quaint eatery is perfect for guests who would like the option to sit outside or inside of a fantastic eatery that offers a wide variety of brunch dishes.

From the classic pancakes served with optional white chocolate mascarpone or maple bananas, to something a little more sophisticated such as the house smoked salmon and potato rosti, whatever your cravings are, this eatery can deliver.

Service between 8am and 230pm, the Union Fare Eatery also has some delicious smoothies priced at just $9!

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Suburban Eatery, Leeston

Set in the heart of rural Canterbury in Leeston, the Suburban Eatery is passionate about food and high-quality service.

Anyone who visits and brunches at this beautiful eatery can expect nothing short of excellence, from their menu down to the smiles on their faces.

Great coffee to a broad menu that offers caramelised bacon on waffles to Chipotle Scramble with pea salsa, there really is something for everyone! 

The Brunch Menu is available from 9am until 2pm Wednesday to Sunday.

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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.

Famous for its classic Kiwi breakfast and French toast among others, there is a menu to please all. And if you’re after something sweet, check out the cabinet which holds all the goods your stomach could want.

And after taking home bronze in the Selwyn Awards 2021, you can be sure that you will be served some high-quality brunch!

Open 8 am – 3pm and 8am – 4pm on the weekends, you can have brunch every day of the week if you wish!

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Robert Harris, Rolleston

The customer promise behind Robert Harris is that “We are a place to meet friends, family and colleagues enjoying exceptional service and our community spirit”.

Judging by the fantastic reviews left by satisfied customers, the team at Robert Harris holds true to that promise.

Famous for their Mushroom Eggs Benedict amongst many other delicious brunch dishes, we know you will leave raving about the place just as we have done.

And what’s more is that they are as passionate about the planet as they are about their customers. Robert Harris reduces their carbon footprint by sourcing from local Selwyn suppliers and growers and use a food waste bin to recycle food scraps as commercial compost.

So, eat well and leave feeling good about your carbon footprint. What’s not to love?

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The Store at Tai Tapu

The age-old question when you’re a parent and you want to have brunch, is can I keep my kids entertained while I enjoy my brunch?

The Store at Tai Tapu has the right idea. Let your children play in the sandpit if the weather is nice and enjoy a nice fresh brunch from a fantastically priced menu that caters to all dietaries and food allergies.

And if you’re a smoothie fan like we are, try out their Banana Plus or the Plumlicious Smoothies, we assure you, you won’t be disappointed!

Open until 3pm on the weekends, and 2pm throughout the week, there is plenty of time for brunch is you are in Tai Tapu.

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Dunsandel Café & Store, Dunsandel

Now this may well be a café you already know and love.

A town favourite, this country café is located right in the centre of Dunsandel.

With a team of well-seasoned, award winning, professionals and talent, it’s no wonder the menu has received glowing reviews and its visitors keeps coming back to them time and time again.

With a full range of fresh cabinet food and a wide variety of sweet treats, it’s a must do on your list of places to eat brunch at, that’s for sure!

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The best brunch in Selwyn

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