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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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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Elgin Street | Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 4 days ago

and you are most welcome to return.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Second time I’ve been here and this time was a last minute work lunch on the run. So pleased they had a table they could squeeze us in at. Great service with a smile and the Thai Chicken Burger was FABULOUS!! Others on our group...More

Thank Becs77
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Great to read your review. That Thai chicken burger has been very popular.

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Busy sunny Sunday - we had a reservation, thank goodness! Fabulous service, smiles and happy taste buds. Shaksuka and beef cheeks were winners, eggs Bene were declared the best they have ever tasted as well. Was just a delightful way to have with friends for...More

Thank MrsJimE
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

So wonderful to read how the HS team supported your birthday. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Poor service received a half cup of cold coffee on a pickup for work. Ordered 6 and the server must of got lazy. Would of let it slide if they hadn't veiwed and egnored my private messageMore

5  Thank MelodieM102
Jonathan S, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Sorry about this, clearly a simple mistake, your message was not a question or request it was just statement of compliant. Which was noted and being so busy obviously it was missed. Clearly this is something that has greatly bothered you. I hope that your...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The food was unexpectedly good. Every dish was very well presented. I highly recommend Hello Sunday Café. I loved the goats cheese. I will be back.

Thank BesterNJ
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this cafe for brunch with friends. Great meals and good coffee too. Chris was very helpful and attentive. My fixed brunch joint whenever I am back in Christchurch.

Thank MrReviewer007
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Restaurant Details

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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