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Review of Hello Sunday Cafe

Hello Sunday Cafe
Ranked #27 of 1,099 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We both stayed at Designer Cottage B&B, The B&B owner highly recommended this little cafe, which has a sense of heritage to Sydenham. After walking through The Colombo Mall on Colombo Street, we can see the Hello Sunday Cafe in the middle of the carpark. We both enjoyed our light meals and lovely coffee. The cafe is very new, but already packed with people during our weekend visit. A hidden gem in Christchurch.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Our third visit in two weeks and Hello Sunday is fast becoming one of my favourite brunch and beyond cafes.
In its past life a Sunday School the small space enjoys a clever renovation. Original features that remain, restored and balance well with the quirky shabby chic touches the owners have thoughtfully added. White painted walls dotted with mirrors, church pews wrap around the room, shelved old bits and bobs amuse. One big communal table always has a pretty fresh flower arrangement. A small bar with stools at the end of the counter is a great place to perch.
It has a cosy, comfortable, we've always been here feel that is missing from a lot of new designer designed places.
The kitchen is tiny, a tacked on container that produces great looking food pretty damn fast.
A well stocked cabinet for those after a lighter, faster option. Though the slices on top should probably have a cover or screen....I watch a couple of lovely old ladies gleefully touching the selection. One of them sneezes! and I know I won't be going there.
The menu is small but everything we've ever ordered has been excellant.
So far we've ordered and enjoyed with relish, the Eggs Benedict, perfectly poached with a terrific hollandaisse, free range heaven, bacon is spot on too.
My husband can't go pass the Baked Beans with eggs and chorizo. Served in a rustic iron skillet, a big chunk of foccacia to 'mop up' on the side....he say's 'romantically' later the flavour linger's.
Today I had the Steak Sandwich with beetroot, horseradish aioli and fried egg on grilled ciabatta. Delicious, well cooked Ribeye, nicely caramelised, well rested combined perfectly with salad leaves. Fresh pepper grinds via the waiter and a big mill a nice 'old school' touch.
Everything here tastes fresh and it is. Fresh grilled bread, fresh eggs, fresh herbs.
The staff know what they are selling and check that you're happy and if you want more happiness.
Happily recommend happy Hello Sunday ...Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Love this place.

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1  Thank clarebelleuk
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Jonospark, Owner at Hello Sunday Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

Thank you for the fantastic review, we loved renovating and designing the place, all done by the three owners, a very intuitive, let the old building talk to us experience, with things found or claimed from family :-). I remain impressed by what Sam and his team pull off in that container kitchen, he seems to love it as he did help build it.
We have address the food on the cabinet issue, its all covered now.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Awesome lunch in Sydenham at Hello Sunday Cafe - wow.
I would recommend it for various reasons - firstly the nice location set inside a lovely historic old post office building. The food was super - really great service and such nice ambience with enough background noise to allow private conversation without it ruining the relaxation.
So hard to choose from the extensive menu & great cabinet good that we will have to come back. The cinnamon broiche was just perfect !
There are new cafés popping up everywhere, they are a pleasure to explore - get out & support this young crew who are taking on the food scene & setting the standards

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1  Thank PauleLec
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Delightfully restored late 1800s wooden building which has had potted history as a post office /Sunday school. Pleasant, motivated staff, great coffee and tea. Enviable brunch menu - we went a little fresher with fish tacos which had lovely flavours - but all the plates coming out looked great. Sensible portions...phew.Sit in the pretty courtyard or take in the peaceful interior which makes a tasteful nod to nostalgia. Great destination cafe - brunch here then shop at the trendy Colombo across the car park or take in an art house movie at the Academy. Plotting on getting my work team here for a culinary therapeutic escape. Love it.

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