Come on into Artifax Café to discover locally grown and produced foods; we love offering fare with locally sourced ingredients and flavors.

Artifax Café provides a varied range of hot and cold food. You can discover delicious savory treats made on the premises, including pies, quiche, savories, soups, sandwiches, salad rolls, tarts and more. If you are looking for something gluten free or without dairy, we have a great range of ever-changing options.

We have a breakfast and light lunch menu and specials everyday. 

At Artifax Café we pride ourselves on our coffee. Good coffee is a combination of exceptional coffee beans perfectly roasted, a unique coffee machine and a brilliant barista. Our beans are sourced from Unknown Chapter (Brazil) and roasted in Christchurch. We have one of only 11 Pascucci coffee machine known globally. This unique machine does wonderful things to milk which only a true Pascucci can. Our team of highly experienced and talented baristas are on hand to create your favorite coffee.  

When you visit, take timeout to view the ever-changing array of unusual displays.

As the café’s name suggest, the building is adorned with a collection of artifacts and curiosities from around the globe. The items tell stories of the history of the Queens Lodge,  of the Waimate area, the wider Canterbury District and far far beyond.  A huge range of natural history items are also on display from fossils to taxidermy.


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