Usually I don't do reviews but this was too good to miss...
Up the Northlands end of Papanui Road is this cute wee antiques cafe... 'The Rosy Antiques & Cafe'
You sit in amongst the antiques, and drink your tea!
Only downside is that the food looks a bit like unappealing tea room food,
but, I didn't actually try any - so I'll let you be the judge!
Regardless, you should check it out and buy some cute antiques. The prices are really reasonable. I'm not sure the women running it know the value of some of the things they have! (SHHHHHH!)