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Circa Coffee and Wares (Christchurch)

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WHERE: 926 Colombo Street, St Albans, Christchurch (STREET MAP)

PHONE: (03) 377 9250 (SEE WHITE PAGES)

COFFEE BRAND: Underground Fair Trade Organic

FAIR TRADE: All coffee is fair trade

Added by KirstyB on Wed, 11 Oct 2006.

Reviews from 2007:

Review of Circa Coffee and Wares by DoubleDee on Thu, 26 Apr 2007:

This is a great little shop. It reminds me of one of those French movies - Chocolat or Amelie - with the beautiful Esther bustling around greeting people, brightening up their day, and making them wonderful coffee. Sue's made a great job of her cafe. It's an oasis.


Reviews from 2006:

Review of Circa Coffee and Wares by KirstyB on Wed, 11 Oct 2006, updated Sun, 11 Mar 2007:

This is our "local". Circa is the best kept secret of St Albans! The location is brilliant, (just off Bealey Ave, over the road from the 24 hour Medical Centre), within biking distance for my four year old, we walk down here most days to get Mummy her "fix".
Sue and the girls are real sweethearts, you're always assured of a friendly welcome, they know pretty much every one of their regulars (and there are quite a few) by name, and make a damn fine coffee in next to no time. The beans used are Underground Avant Garde. There's a quirky selection of girly wares and retro furniture for sale, the food range available is small but diverse, anything from fudge to friands (had a white chocolate and strawberry one today and it was che-oice), beautifully presented. Good things come in small packages and Circa is living proof of this!