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our journey

on the back of a love of hospitality

brighton beach house located in North New Brighton has been part of the local food scene for many years in different forms. In July 2022 with new owners, the cafe and bar was reinvigorated and reimagined into the brighton beach house. With a fabulous location overlooking Broad Park and Waimairi Beach at the North end of New Brighton Beach, we offer an exciting and contemporary menu of comfort and creative foods. The menu features the best of our Kiwi classics, as well as flavours influenced and discovered from Donna & Scot's postings and travel around the world. Healthy, vegan, vegetarian or celiac options are in abundance. 


Our coffee is sourced from Halo Coffee Roasters, a layed back uncomplicated blend, rich in flavour, with a hint of caramel and dark chocolate ensuring the best cup of joe to start your day. Our wine list matches our menu, with unique and boutique wines hand picked and sourced from the wineries of New Zealand, we love. 

Chill out in our courtyard with a G & T from our large range of gins of the world, sip a Summer Aperol Spritz, or a Wintery Negroni  . 

meet team toon

Donna, Scot, Jackson & Ollie

best cafe christchurch owners and best coffee lovers

" smile often, think positively, give thanks, laugh loudly, love others, dream big "

Donna and Scot are Kiwi's who have had long careers in the hospitality industry, spending the last 22 years in Asia managing award winning resorts, beach clubs and restaurants. Donna, born and raised in Brighton, and Scot from the Bay of Islands, have both returned home to Christchurch with Jackson and Ollie to bring life and verve to brighton beach house.

Food brings inspiration and love, enjoying it with friends and family over a bottle of wine even better, they look to bring this chilled vibe and an intimate community feel to brighton beach house.

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