You’re heading out for the great South Island road trip. We love it. And being outside of Christchurch is no excuse for bad coffee, so whether you’re heading to Kaikōura, Nelson, or the deep south, there’ll be an establishment not too far away selling Switch Espresso. And if they’ve got Switch Espresso, that means we’ve helped train their baristas, so you know you’re in for a quality coffee.
Banks Peninsula: White Rabbit Garden Café
Relax and unwind at The White Rabbit Garden Café on your way out to Akaroa. Located on State Highway 75, serving all your yummy favourites like custard squares, loaded fries, beef burgers and Switch Espresso! Complete with real giant white rabbit named Mr.
West Melton: Melton Estate
For some awesome locally produced wine, hit up Melton Estate just outside of Christchurch. It’s a boutique local business with a delightful range, and they serve Switch Espresso Zap blend at the winery restaurant.
Waimakariri: Flick the Bean
This cheeky café is right next to Challenge Waimak near the old Waimakariri bridge, serving muffins, scones, sweet treats and awesome coffee. The perfect first stop to fill the fuel and coffee tanks on your road trip north.
Amberley: Little Vintage Espresso
This cute little spot is an Amberley institution, and the sweet treats are out of this world. Well worth a drive out or a stop on your way north, and you know you’ll be rewarded with excellent Switch coffee for your efforts.
Kaikōura: Flo & Co Café
One of the newest additions to the Switch family, this café opened in March this year and made the great decision to serve the Switch BB-IV coffee blend along with their stellar food.
Nelson: Comida Café & Restaurant
Prego Mediterranean Foods and Comida Café & Restaurant have been running with Switch Espresso for yonks now, and it’s a stonkingly good place to stop if you’re heading up to the sunny tip of the South Island. They sell a cracker range of olive oils, cheeses, pastas and their own special blend of Switch coffee, ‘Nero’, by the bag.
Twizel: Hydro Café
Hydro Cafe Twizel gives a nod to the town’s hydroelectric history. If you’re looking for an amazing Switch Espresso in Mackenzie Country then this is your stop, and they serve up awesome vegetarian and vegan food along with the staples like a classic bacon & egg pie.
Wānaka: Ritual Espresso Café
If your question is “Can I get Switch Espresso up in Central Otago?” the answer is “You can get a flippin’ fantastic Switch Espresso in Wānaka at Ritual Espresso.” You’ll never go wrong here looking for a solid brunch and fresh cabinet food – and all the eggs and bacon are free range!
Arrowtown: Postmasters Cottage Café
Just a scenic 20-minute drive from Queenstown you’ll find the lovely settlement of Arrowtown, and more importantly you’ll find Postmasters – packing everything from tea and scones to burgers and beers, and of course Switch Espresso. Finish the evening off with a liqueur coffee and some seasonal fruit crumble.
Te Anau: Wapiti Bakery & Café
When you find yourself on a Fiordland adventure, drop into Wapiti in Te Anau for a good time, good tucker and Switch Espresso. The café is outdoors-themed, with deer heads, antlers and local maps on the walls. They bake all their own stuff in house (and do bread for local restaurants), and specialise in easy grab-and-go food for adventurers on the run – pies, sandwiches and lunches.