Chic café with a difference: Urban Revival

To revive is to restore, to reinvigorate and to refresh. That is the mantra of Urban Revival in the Silverstream subdivision of Kaiapoi.

The café aims to revive the spirit of a by-gone New Zealand with its collections of china, its refurbished display cabinets and record players, and its innovative use of furniture and old domestic appliances. The result is a spacious, inviting and gently quirky space which not only revives the soul, but which entices its customers to revive their bodies through its range of delicious food prepared fresh on site every day.
“Regulars come in every day for our muffins, scones and cinnamon scrolls,” says owner Clare Giffard. “They are a real hit best served alongside a hot custom-blended coffee from Three Llamas.”
Urban Revival has a large selection of other cabinet food catering for all dietary requirements, as well as an extensive brunch menu featuring favourites such as creamy mushrooms, eggs Florentine and a seasonal revival bowl.
Indeed it’s fresh, local and seasonal that are at the heart of everything this café makes.
“It’s food created on site with love and passion – tasty, real food,” says Clare.
The cafe is open seven days a week from 8.30am – 4pm. It is also open for dinner on Friday evenings – the chance for the chefs to really be creative with ingredients and cuisine styles. Out-catering is also available, and at the side of the café is a handy meeting room for hire seating 14 people. Get in contact at, and visit the café at 42 Silverstream Boulevard, Kaiapoi.

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