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One of Christchurch's favourite cafes

Welcome to Under the Red Verandah Cafe and Bakery

Established in 1997 in the heart of Linwood, Under the Red Verandah Cafe and Bakery sticks closely to its roots, using local, fresh ingredients (organic when possible) and delivering nourishing, delicious food. It's a family run business with a great team paying attention to give the best customer service.
Whether you're looking for a quick catch up with a friend, a long leisurely brunch with family in a private dining rooms, or a business meeting space we cater for it all.
We are a busy cafe so it pays to book, but we will do our utmost to squeeze in any last minute diners.

Since 1997…

Under the Red Verandah Cafe, was a distinctive landmark building on the corner of Worcester and Tancred Streets until February 2011 when a destructive earthquake shook our old girl requiring its demolishment shortly after. It was over 100 years old, and had a sketchy yet rich history.

Owners Sophie Hishon and Jennifer KippenbergerĀ believe Under the Red Verandah Cafe still provides an ‘urban oasis’ in the heart of Linwood, offering a unique blend of food, coffee and service all set within a charming new building and tranquil courtyard.

Part of the cafe’s success and popularity is its ability to cater for everyone and all occasions, whether it’s a quick bite, takeaway coffee, brunch, lunch or business meeting.




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Scrummy, delicious and healthy food...

Our Food

We hope you enjoy our wide ranging menu, whether you are in for a snack, a business meeting or for some time out. Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 2.30pm Mon-Fri, and from 8.30am to 2.30pm weekends. Lunch from 11am to 2.30pm seven days. Cafe closes at 3.30pm 7 days.
You can check out some of our recipies here

  • Kids
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Weekend Breakfast
  • Weekend Lunch
  • Cabinet Food
  • Sides

Broccoli and cheese tart


Toastie of the day

Changes daily


Green curry vegetable pie

A UTRV all time favourite


Creamy mushroom on toast

Cooked in garlic, cream and thyme. Served on our toasted stoneground bread. Delish, that's if you like mushrooms! [GF option]


House Smoked Salmon




Eggs Benedict

Poached eggs and toast, with streaky bacon and hollandaise sauce for $24.50, or with the house smoked salmon baby spinach and hollandaise sauce for $25 or with mushrooms and baby spinach for $24 (GF option avaliable)


Seafood Chowder

At the request of our regulars, Sophie's delicious chowder has earned a permanent place on the menu!


Bacon and Egg

Poached egg and bacon served on toast



Served with cream cheese and jam



Crispy potatoes topped with grilled cheese, salsa and sour cream


Kids Platter

Fruit, yoghurt topped with berry compote, sandwich [marmite or vegemite], and a cookie


Posh Beans

Colourful mix of beans and lentils in a spiced tomato sauce with crumbed feta and poached egg, served with toasted focaccia $19.5 Add chorizo or bacon $24 Vegan (home made nut cheese) $19.5


Corn Fritters

(gf) served with kasundi and whipped feta with salad garnish $22 With bacon $25.50


Kumara and Bacon Quiche


Toast and Spreads

As it says, and tasty to boot! [GF option]



Our famous blend, served with yoghurt and fruit


Eggs on Toast

Poached or fried $13.50 Scrambled $14.50 Options of either [GF option]


Big Breakfast

Streaky bacon, poached eggs, mushrooms, potato gratin, tomatoes, sausages, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served with toast. A perfect mix! (GF option)


Spicy Sausage Roll



Spinach and three cheese filo pie


Chicken and Mushroom Pie

A UTRV classic


Fish of the Day

served on potato gratin, roast tomato, wilted spinach finished with lime hollandaise and salsa verde


Oaty Pancakes

oaty pancakes served with plum compote, ginger mascarpone, white chocolate flakes and maple syrup OR bacon banana and maple syrup


Bacon and Eggs

Streaky bacon, poached eggs and our own toasted house bread. (GF option)


Vege Big Breakfast

Grilled halloumi, mushrooms, potato gratin, tomatoes, wilted spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served on toast. An epic UTRV brekkie! (GF option)


Vegan big breakfast

with roast potatoes, mushrooms, tomato, wilted spinach, vegan cheese and hummus served with toast


Brunch Scramble

(gf) Roast potatoes, baby spinach, olives, red onions, chorizo, tomato and bacon pan seared and tossed through pesto, topped with a poached egg



oaty pancakes with bacon banana and maple syrup



Duck liver pate with plum chutney, pickles and toasted bread



Flavor changes often. Served with our toasted focaccia


Poached Egg

Done to perfection!





For those who 'love' them, enjoy!


Side salad


Crunch roast potatoes or potato gratin

Nice addition to warm the plate



Done to perfection for you!



A favourite additive to any plate

"One of Christchurch's favourite cafes"

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your thirst... with coffee, wine or juice!

Our Drinks

Known widely for great coffee as any good cafe should, UTRV also serve an extensive range of teas, juices and now licensed we are able to serve beer and wine. So check out the list below, and when you need that oasis in the middle of chaos come and enjoy a quite one!

  • Cold Drinks
  • Kids
  • Extras
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Juice
  • Wine
  • Beer

Decaf and Soy Milk

For those keen on the alternatives to milk


Extra hot milk or cream

Top your coffee off with that extra embellishment!


Espresso extra shot

Add an extra kick to your coffee!


Flavoured Shots

Choice of either Caramel, Hazelnut or Vanilla



Kids delight... frothy milk and a dash of hot choc if you like


Short Black

Commonly known as espresso for the purist!


Long Black

Longer than a short black, with hot water on the side if you want to stretch it out even longer!


Organic China White tea

White tea, White Jasmine or White Ginger... if you want it for two it's just $7.0


Flat White [tulip cup]

Popular flat white in the tulip shaped cup


Claridges Organic Teas for 1

Choose from English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Red Bush, or Wildberry


Flat White [Cup]

A little bit larger than the tulip cup



In a cup for $4.80, large cup for $5.0 or Bowl for $5.5. Have it how you like it!



Large cup $5.50, or in a bowl for $6


Hot Chocolate [Glass]

A great way to enjoy a real hot choccy!


Cold Pressed Juice

100% juice cold pressed for maximum flavour. Choose from Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Feijoa, Cranberry or Green Smoothie


Hot Chocolate [Bowl]

The bigger version for the thirsty drinker wanting a little more


“All Good” fair trade drinks

Choose from Lemmy Lemonade, Karma Cola, Gingerella Ginger Ale and Coconut Water


“Aroha” Elderflower drinks

Choose from two outstanding flavours, Sparkling Blackcurrant or Sparkling Rhubarb


“Bundaberg” Ginger Beer

By the glass, Love it!


“Bundaberg” Lemon Lime and Bitters

Another all time flavourite!



Espresso over ice cream


Kombucha by Banjo Brews

Very low in sugar, fermented tea has lots of probiotics and good bugs that are important for your inner health


Claridges Organic Tea for two

Choose from English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Red Bush, or Wildberry


Iced Coffee


UTRV Smoothies

Made to order, choose from Berry or Banana. Neither will let you down!


Three boys local session IPA (light beer)


Three boys Pilsner


Three boys South Pacific Bright Ale


Three boys Hoppy Porter


Three boys Lager


Three Amigos


Omihi Hills Savignon Blanc 2014

Enjoy the glass with a meal or share the bottle for $35


Omihi Hills Reisling 2012

Enjoy by the glass or buy a bottle for $40


Omihi Hills Pinot Gris

Enjoy a glass or pay $40 for the bottle

10.5 glass 42 bottle

Georges Rd Syrah Rose 2016


Omihi Hills Waipara Pinot Noir 2013

Enjoy a glass for $11.0, or a bottle for $44.0

11 glass 46 bottle

Omaka Springs estate chardonnay

11 glass 45 bottle

Andre Delorme Blanc de Blanc Sparkling

11.5 glass 48 bottle

Te Awanga Est Merlot Cab Franc 2013

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Time, space and delightful food and company

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and find a space to meet...
away from the crowds and music

Places to meet

UTRV has the perfect quiet, relaxed and private spaces just for you and your group

Tucked away in our cottage are a number of rooms ideal for your meeting, gathering, celebration, or discreet appointment.
You can book any of the tables or the separate larger room and you will be served by our delightful staff from our menu, or by negotiation the food and drinks of your choice.

The larger room can be closed off and easily accommodate 12 around the large table.
The remainder of the cottage is in one larger area with 3 tables and areas suitable for smaller groups of 2-8.

View them in the gallery here

For bookings

As these areas are in high demand, please call us to ensure we can cater for your group and provide the right setting and service for your gathering.

To book a table or room now…
Call us on 381 1109 or email us at



Find us here

Corner Worcester and Tancred Streets
Linwood, Christchurch 03 381 1109
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