Robert Harris Cafe


Hours: Monday 7AM-4PM Tuesday 7AM-4PM Wednesday 7AM-4PM Thursday 7AM-4PM Friday7AM-4PM Saturday 7AM-4PM Sunday 7AM-4PM

Phone: 03-943-7883

Robert Harris BNZ is one of the most popular café in central Christchurch with a delightful kitchen menu providing all day breakfast and lunch to accompany your excellent barista made coffee. we are a family friendly café and pride ourselves on our service


New Zealand was a simple spot back in 1952. Ed Hillary was still viewing up Everest, dinner included of meat and three veg, and the national tipple was tea, enjoyed with a lamington at the local tearooms. So it was a man well ahead of his time who decide to import,blend and grind European coffee beans for a traditional farming community in Hamilton. Because Robert Harris, or “Bob” to his friends, was never one to follow the herd. A community-minded businessman , he was one of the founding fathers of fresh coffee in New Zealand. In the back room of his small delicatessen, he crafted best-example coffee blends with his daughter Zelda by his side. He was always improving and experimenting with his blends, carefully recording his customers’ favourites in his ‘book of blends’. Demand for his coffee outgrew his quiet farming community, and soon he was sending customers around New Zealand his blends in brown paper bags with the words “Robert Harris Coffee” on the front. Today Robert Harris is one of the most popular names in coffee in New Zealand, specific for great taste and consistent quality. We’re now one of the largest coffee footprints in the country, whether that’s capsules, fresh and instant in supermarkets, or our dozens of cafes. We stay true to Bob’s original vision, share his passion for craft, care, and quality products, and are proud of the role we play in New Zealand’s now legendary coffee culture. This the true legacy of Robert Harris

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