With a small opportunity to take some relaxation days in the weekdays we decided to enjoy the amazing winter weather and take off to the Port Hills on Friday to go on a gentle walk through some beautiful New Zealand bush and up onto Gibraltar Rock. Just an 45 minute walk but with some big rewards in terms of views and one of the best places in ChCh just to sit on a big rock and look at the landscape.
The She Cafe is in an awesome spot on Governors Bay and is known for its chocolate but it also does delicious looking lunches and breakfasts. We had the The Chocolate Journey a “Chocolate Lover’s Sharing Platter” for $27.9 promising a journey through the evolution of chocolate with tastings from the cacao bean to the finest truffles. Including: Cacao beans, cacao butter, single origin chocolate, chocolate fondue, chocolate thins, chocolate moments, seasonal truffles and tasting notes for a true chocolate appreciation. J paired it with Chocolate Bean Husk tea and I had a pomegranate and manuka honey white tea.
The best bits were the fondue, which was really yummy and the chocolate thins with pumpkin seeds, sesame and sunflower seeds toasted in tamari. The 100% chocolate was too strong for me and I think its a bit of an acquired taste. I highly recommend going there on a sunny day and enjoying something new or just a bowl of chips (as they also looked amazing!).
79 Main Rd. Governors Bay
Open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 5pm Weekends.