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Black & White Coffee Cartel - High Street

General Information

169 High Street

021 188 9997

"A fresh start sounds just like what New Zealand and Christchurch especially, needs after the Canterbury earthquakes that occurred in 2011. Black and White Coffee Cartel wants to bring just that to our locals, initiating a new franchise of coffee shops that are determined to introduce their unique and funky vibe to the streets of Canterbury. This specific cafe is another one of our more central and easy access for all locations, found on High Street.Keeping the idea of ‘the future’ in mind Bink Bowler - the founder of Black and White Coffee Cartel - is embarking on a warm atmosphere filled with the aroma of freshly ground coffee and relaxation no matter the person. Here at the Cartel you can expect delicious food, drinks and incredibly welcoming and personal service from our staff.But wait, just before you thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s a new spin to introduce - During the first year the team decided to liven things up by introducing New Zealand’s first ‘micro-roasting coffee franchise,’ meaning you can watch as your very own coffee gets roasted there on site! Along with this individuality, Black and White Coffee Cartel has loud music to enjoy, mismatching furniture from multiple eras, art coating the walls and relatable baristas that are just like you and me. And watch out, they even cater to all gluten and dairy free lovers out there! So whether it’s in a suit, flip flops or work boots, come along to a Black and White Coffee Cartel near you - Wherever the location, you’re very welcome here!"
Notes for Cardholders

"Here at the Black and White Coffee Cartel, we are determined to make all of our customers feel welcome and have a positive experience at any location. We acknowledge that our disabled customers potentially face some barriers that we could help them overcome. Your server will have specific training around those barriers and what they can do to proactively make a difference. We can also understand that having a disability often means extra living expenses, and not being to flash with cash. For that reason, we’re giving you 10% off hot drinks. How sweet is that!"

Standing and Queuing
Who likes queuing, but for those who find this an actual problem then we are happy to come to you to take your order. Just make sure we know that you are there!
Level Access
This is a compact café so we haven’t got loads of room, but as the photo’s show there is easy enough room to cope with a wheelchair, or two.
There is metered parking right outside the door, but no disabled parking space close by.
Urgent Toilet Access
There are some lovely toilets that are shared with the rest of the building. They are accessed through the back of the café as shown in the photo above. We promise you won’t have to move the boxes yourself that you see in the photo, we just have to store things temporarily in that space sometimes. As you can see from the photos once through that door you are into a spacious area with several toilets to choose from.A video showing both the accessible entrance to the cafe and its accessible toilet facilities can be found here:
Disability Assist Dogs
We welcome registered assistance dogs in the café, although they may like to sit with you outside and watch the world go by. We have water bowls so that they can enjoy a drink too. As we are in the middle of the CBD there is no space nearby for a bit of exercise.
Essential Companions
We appreciate that not everyone in your group is wanting to purchase a drink, or something to eat. We are good with that, we think they will crack when they see the cabinet and smell those wonderful aromas, but if they have the will power then that’s all good with us.
Difficulty Accessing Visual Information
Our drinks and food menus are written, and so is the description of the items in the cabinet. However, your server is more than happy to assist in explaining what we can offer, and they know you may need just a bit of extra time to decide what you want. Remember, if it is easier we can come to you at the table.
Difficulty Accessing Audible Information
We are not in the position to offer sign language, but your server will be happy to spend the time needed with you so that you get what you want. Remember, if it is easier we can come to you at the table.
Hidden Disabilities
When we see this symbol we will ask you what we can do to make your visit to us a great one.
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