The Cafes

Season 2, Episode 2 - Black Betty, Under The New Red Veranda and Addington Coffee Co-op in Christchurch


Julie visits 3 different cafes to see how they’re doing 18 months after the fatal earthquakes.

First up, Julie drops into “Black Betty”- a café in Madras St- in the middle of the Red Zone.Ironically they had only opened 3 weeks before the Feb 22 quake.

Next, Julie meets the team at “Under The New Red Veranda” in the suburb of Linwood. The café has shifted into a new building after their old premises was completely destroyed.

Julie ends her visit with a trip to “Addington Coffee-Co-op”- a café owned by a trust. Profits go straight back into the local community. There’s a shortage of function centres in Christchurch and the café has become a popular location to stage events. Julie helps out at a “Pop-Up Fashion Show” that takes place in the café after-hours.

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