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XCHC Cafe

376 Wilsons Road North | Parking on Lismore St is suggested as the street parking fills up fast, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 27 828 3757
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2 weeks ago
“Incredible place, coffee, food, and atmosphere!”
2 weeks ago
“Amazing space and community”
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CUISINES
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
376 Wilsons Road North | Parking on Lismore St is suggested as the street parking fills up fast, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great vibes, very creative atmosphere - watch artists creating in their studios, bring your own laptop or craft supplies during cafe hours to hot desk for free, delicious drinks and nibbles, meet interesting creative people, always fascinating events going on in the evenings and ever-changing...More

Thank hilarytapper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a resource this space is for chch! Not only is it a fantastic space for artists and creatives, it's a own community for anyone who needs a place to hang, do work, meet for pleasure or business, or just to grab some beautifully prepared...More

Thank Ting Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love these guys - such an amazing resource for our community here in Christchurch. They not only support artists and makers, but also other small businesses! I have all my business meetings there to return the favour and their coffee is the best. All of...More

Thank antheaibell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

XCHC Cafe manages what many places don't - they're flexible and accommodating. The food and people are great AND the space is mutli-use and affordable for performances, displays, work meetings, film screenings... whatever you want. They're licenced,so if you want an evening event with food...More

Thank kiwibrowns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW! This place and especially Preston gave me the most inspiring time in New Zealand. As the first artist staying at XCHC I'd love to say thank you! You are absolutely welcoming, full of joy and power! XCHC leads to great connections, space and freedom...More

Thank RamonaVisualStory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jump on a bike and head beyond the 4 Avenues to Wilson's Rd and the XCHC (Exchange Christchurch) Cafe and work space. The food is divine - egg sandwiches and vegan burgers are exceptional, as is everything else they produce (from local ingredients). And their...More

Thank batfish71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to visit off the beaten track. Super friendly staff, home made almond milk for my coffee, cool atmosphere. I love it !

Thank Olahlah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, cool vibe, lots of interesting workshops, amazing vegan/vegetarian treats and friendly staff

Thank Pila A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and chill space - I've spent many an evening and weekend there at cool gigs, community events, or just getting work done. Always a great selection of food including yummy plant-based veg friendly items!

Thank Trip823648
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and it was a little oasis amongst nearby industrial businesses. Pretty close to town too. Great coffee, free wifi, and loads of space for people to work on creative projects or catch up on some work emails. I've since been...More

Thank EmNewZealand
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Wilsons Road North | Parking on Lismore St is suggested as the street parking fills up fast, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 27 828 3757
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Description
Exchange (XCHC) is a mixed-use cafe/bar and creative hub for people to connect, teams/groups to collaborate, and meet others in the community. There's a makerspace where artists and creatives co-work, and the seating for the cafe is in a showcase venue with rotating exhibitions, so expect different art shows. Because we have accommodation above the cafe, we get to host international artists and guests who bring in new creativity. Our goal is to connect the public with creative cool people, activities and events while being a platform for a bar/cafe that supports local suppliers and produces healthy, real food. All revenue goes directly to purpose and community; not shareholders (i.e Social Enterprise) We cater the events if your looking for a venue. Vegan | Pet Friendly | Wifi | Local | Licensed
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