A Unique Cafe, Bar, Restaurant & Function Venue Located in Christchurch NZ, 10mins from CBD


Outstanding Food, Barista Coffee, Premium Tea, Craft Beer, Fine Wine & Spirits.

Welcome To

Sign Of The Takahe

After being closed for more than 8 years, this unique Category 1-listed heritage building at the top of the Port Hills in Cashmere is open once again. With NEW local family business owners, they offer you a splendid cafe, bar and restaurant setting just 10mins from the CBD. They boast divine coffee and yummy food, plus amazing views of Christchurch & the Canterbury Plains.

The Sign of the Takahe’s fully stocked cafe & bar offer a casual, family-friendly brunch and dinner experience along with tasty bar snacks. Be sure to pull up a comfy chair to enjoy a castle like feel or relax with a cold beverage in the secluded beer garden.

Please feel free to talk directly to our friendly staff if you have any dietary requirements, feedback or questions.

Sign Of The Takahe

Opening Hours

Normally we are open 7 days a week with a full exciting menu, however with the ongoing COVID19 levels changing and Government requirements please check google for our updated opening times.

However, please use the below as a guide.

Mon – Thurs 9am to 3pm (Cafe & Cabinet food Available)
Fri – Sat 9am to 9pm (Cafe & Restaurant day and evening Menu)
Sunday – 9am – 7pm (Cafe & Restaurant day and evening Menu)

Please feel free to connect to our social media channels for more information and any new events.

Where You Can Find Us



Sign Of The Takahe

Delicious Food

Amazing, Yummy & Affordable Casual Menu

Barista Coffee

Amazing Barista Coffee Available

Beer, Wine & Spirits

Quality Craft Beer, Fine Wine & Spirits

Events & Functions

Host Your Next Event or Function With Us

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