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Hello Sunday Cafe

6 Elgin Street | Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
+64 3-260 1566
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (88 reviews)
“eggs benny” (24 reviews)
“shakshuka” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Elgin Street | Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sitting on the deck in the sun we both chose the beef cheek hash. Baked crisp on the outside and melt in the mouth on the inside, it was an inspired choice. Great cakes and coffee. Suggest sun umbrellas for the outdoor tables.

Thank aussiepiper
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Aussiepiper, thanks for your review. We would have a bunch of complaints if we ever took the beef cheeks off the menu. We have tried many configurations of umbrellas but the easterly wind turns them into weapons. So vitamin D it is.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here at our first day of our trip after a long time.Such a amazing place,beautifully cooked food.Pretty good coffee for NZ standards but the food was exceptional. The eggs benedict truely was the best i have ever had. The staff were friendly...More

Thank David60charles
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Not the first time we have been told best Eggs Beni some one has had, but its always nice to know when it hists the right spot again for someone. Thanks for your great review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, cool spaces, friendly and helpful staff, great select of gf options and very tasty meals. Good coffee too. Looking forward to returning.

Thank Emma B
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Emma b you are always welcome back.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I been here for lunch and we both had shakshuka. Food was very tasty, stuff was friendly. It was cozy and welcoming atmosphere and I loved colorful decorative tiled bench side. I would like to come back.

Thank Amelie G
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

And you are always welcome.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is brilliant. I went here with a friend and we shared a lovely fruit muesli which was light and colourful, and also mushrooms with bacon on sourdough. Both were yum and came out fast. I was full all day! Staff are good, too....More

Thank lauramckee201
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and coffee, exceeded everything from service to food to the coffee as well. Will definitely come here again 😊

Thank TraceyParks
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

and you are most welcome to return.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

If you want contrived then don’t come here. Food doesn’t always have to be stuffy but it does need to be well thought out, tasty and visually appealing and Hello Sunday is just that. A large communal table sitting in the sun always helps to...More

Thank B D
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for your warm review.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I love Hello Sunday. A small but diverse menu - which makes decision making so much easier. A great, sunny spot with friendly, genuine service, lots of local knowledge and exceptional coffee. The presentation of the food is fabulous and nothing seems to be too...More

Thank podstar
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I have dined at Hello Sunday a few times now and each time the food and service has been great. This little joint is super popular amongst Christchurch cafe-goers, so I would recommend booking in advance to avoid the dissapointment of not being able to...More

Thank MorganL1475
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thanks for your kind review and showing how easy it is to create your own breakfast goodness.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great wee 'hip' cafe/restaurant. The food here is AMAZING - unlike anything I've had in a New Zealand cafe before. The menu is quite limited though with only one sweet option and the rest savory.

Thank tying-to-travel
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

So wonderful that we tickled your taste buds and set a new AotearoaNZ standard for you. Though we actually have 4 technically sweet dishes on the current menu, not the one as you suggested. Cheers.

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Elgin Street | Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-260 1566
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Hello Sunday is a delightful cafe set in one of Sydenhams oldest two buildings. It has been lovingly restored by owners Jonathan Spark, Yasmeen Clark and Chris Penny. Drawing from its previous incarnations as an old Post Office then Sunday School to the old wooden church that it sits beside. We are a cafe serving restaurant quality fresh food, we proudly have the Conscious Consumers badge of approval and take real pride in caring for our staff and for our customers. We have 5 seating areas indoor and outdoor all with their own atmosphere. Night dinning is a shared affair with a wonderful Tapas menu, yummy cocktail list and quality wines and Craft beers. Hello Sunday, where you get to feel a little of the old style, relaxed Sunday everyday.
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