The Little Brews Story
Little Brews Espresso was born out of owner Jo Little’s love of coffee and giving people a helping hand.
Our boutique coffee shop is much more than just a cool wee spot to grab your daily caffeine fix. We stand tall for important causes in our community and believe that conversation and good old-fashioned kindness go a long way.
Our coffee maestros Jo and side-kick Emma craft every cup with love from locally-roasted beans and hand it over with a smile.
By supporting Little Brews, you’re backing a whole community of good sorts. We’re proud to source our coffee, food, cups, décor and more from fellow Canterbury businesses who care about people and our planet.
Taking care of our environment is important to us. Our takeaway cups are composted, our coffee grounds are spread on our customers’ gardens and we’re obsessed with recycling. You won’t find a plastic straw or bag in sight here – we’re big on biodegradable.
We believe that part of doing good business is giving back and each month we support causes our customers care about through our tip jar - plus we regularly donate to Forest and Bird and Save the Children.
Getting to know people by name is important to us and as an independently-owned shop, we enjoy offering some pretty sweet deals and other fun stuff to our loyal fans.
Drop on by, say hi and grab a cuppa. We’d love to meet you.
The Best Brew
We have lovingly selected our beautiful, fresh coffee beans from local supplier Vivace - delivered fresh to ensure that every cup we serve invigorates your taste buds. Consistent quality and flavour is what we aim for and Vivace delivers!
Jo first started drinking coffee at Vivace Espresso in the early 90s, which was the start of a love affair with these special beans and also where she met her wonderful wife!
Vivace has been operating in Christchurch since before anyone else was even roasting a bean in our city. They care about their people, their farmers, their customers and their product - and we’re proud to serve coffee made from beans that have been crafted with love.
What’s more, when we hand over your brew you’ll walk away with a compostable takeaway cup from the folks at Innocent Packaging – free from any nasties because we love our planet. Or you’re welcome to use your own keep cup, or even just your favourite office mug.
Finally, we couldn’t caffeinate the masses without the milkman. Shout out to Rise and Shine Distributors for keeping us in good supply.
And if you’re not a coffee fan (say – whaaaatttt?!), we serve a damn good cup of tea or a cool Karma Cola.
For the fans
Make sure you grab one of our stamp cards in store to buy nine and get one free, or sign up for our app ‘Stamp me’ to get your very own digital stamp card on your mobile phone.
If you’re short on time, we also take text orders on: 027 727 3938
Your brew wouldn’t be complete without a little snack on the side and we’re lucky to stock some of the best healthy eats in Christchurch from Pure Kitchen and Appetite Catering.
These great little local businesses care about nutrition and deliver a range of great tasting snacks fresh to us every day. From delicious raw slices to tasty lunch options, all our food is full of the good stuff you need to get you through your day.
Located in the BNZ Centre, follow your nose to the smell of freshly ground coffee beans.
10/120 Hereford St
Text to order: 027 727 3938
Call Jo: 027 288 8217
Saturday & Sunday: Rest day