When traveling between Christchurch and Kaikoura the Mainline Station Cafe at Domett stands out among the slim eating options along the way. Built in the 100-year-old ex-Domett railway station, in the middle of rural North Canterbury, it's a sunny spot with a sheltered area of tables outdoors and a rustic atmosphere inside. There's a scrummy selection of cakes, slices, and cabinet food and a small blackboard menu of tasty homemade brunch and lunch dishes. Sunday in summer and spring is market day with local foods, arts and crafts available.
Corner State Hwy. 1 and Old Main Rd., 106 km (71 mi) north of Christchurch, 7 km (5 mi) south of Cheviot, Cheviot, Canterbury, 7383, New Zealand