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Exchange Christchurch (XCHC)

376 Wilsons Road North, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 27 828 3757
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Friendly, very tasty food

This is a neat place to drop in to, friendly staff, very tasty food and excellent coffee. Would... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
MarkQuinney
via mobile
A Cafe and Community Space in One

If you get a chance, definitely attend a function at the XCHC. This place is unique, providing a... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
771sara
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Exchange Christchurch connects global communities with the local arts scene. When visiting, you're likely to get a taste of something cooked up in our cafe/bar; a platform for pop-up restaurants, guest chefs, and local suppliers to experiment and share the love of the local food/wine scene with you. We are also one of the few cafes featured on Conscious Consumers. There will likely be an art exhibition on the walls. Rotating almost every couple of weeks, exhibitions have featured alternative, textile, digital, really any form of art. It might be hanging on the walls, or hanging from the ceiling. Events are the highlight of what we do. Performances, launch parties, community conversations, storytelling, classical concerts, open-mics, wine tastings, events galore! Check our website/facebook for whats coming up. There is also a creative coworking/production space for artists, fashion designers, jewelry makers, social enterprises, digital professionals and many others to work in an open shared space that is directly attached to the cafe. So take a peek and see what the artists in the space are up to. Lastly, we have accommodation! If staying in a creative space close to the CBD interests you, there is 1 loft apartment above the gallery for short term stays and artist residencies. We want people to have the full experience of what Christchurch is all about so we carry local products like Ethique body care and source things ethically through brands like Innocent Packaging; so we're taking the best care of the people and the planet!
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10 May 2018
“Friendly, very tasty food”
12 Apr 2018
“A Cafe and Community Space in One”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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376 Wilsons Road North, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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+64 27 828 3757
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This is a neat place to drop in to, friendly staff, very tasty food and excellent coffee. Would come here again!

Thank MarkQuinney
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

If you get a chance, definitely attend a function at the XCHC. This place is unique, providing a space for events of all kinds (concerts, film screenings, poetry, exhibitions and workshops) and houses a communal creative area where arty people of all types do their...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Up there with the best coffee in Christchurch. Always smiley staff and good banter to be had. Not to mention an ever changing art scene inside and free wifi all day in exchange for a single purchase of anything - even a coffee.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A cafe with something of a raw appeal; capacious interior with different areas to settle in to, be they soft chairs or sit upright at the table types. Not at all a bad place for a meeting and the long wide tables lend themselves well...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

It was phenomenal!! Highly recommended. Here's why: - First of all, the atmosphere is fantastic. Open minded and artistic people around all day and in the evenings. They have a great staff. Thanks for the inspiring talks guys! - The loft is nicely decorated with...More

Thank Ineke van de H
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and service. The food here is absolutely divine. Been here a few times with friends and they never disappoint. Freshly made and healthy. A range of options and coffee is good too. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times in the last month and have been really impressed. The food is delicious and I often find myself trying to create it after the visit at home. The coffee is fantastic and always the perfect blend. I love...More

Thank Britta U
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

XCHC is such a unique and essential part of Christchurch. The food is out-of-this-world and there's always something interesting going on. It's such a wonderful community-feel and I love that they're supporting local artists and the community. The whole vibe behind this place is special....More

Thank Kit H
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Exchange Christchurch is like a second home. The food is amazing and all the people that make this place what it is are always so welcoming. Absolutely love The Exchange!!

Thank ginapapahadjis
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

In my experience this is a one-of-a-kind cafe, even in the constantly evolving Christchurch scene. Not only was I met with amazing vibes and delicious food, but seeing the art that goes on in the workspace is something worth exploring. Thanks y'all!

Thank Duncan S
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