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The Exchange

39 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8238
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (23 reviews)
“potato rosti” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
39 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

By far my favourite place in Queenstown for coffee, it never dissapoints! I always look forward to grabbing my coffee here as you're constantly greeted in such a friendly and welcoming manner. I feel like I may spend the rest of my life comparing coffees...More

Thank 82Dan1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Exchange was a great little spot for breakfast. Really good coffee and good service. This was our daily spot for each morning. Great scrambled eggs 😀😀

Thank SanjM07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here twice for breakfast, we ordered the same thing and we got consistency. Eggs Bennie was out of this world, with a rosti instead of bread just made it. Big breakfast was big and delicious. Coffee was good and the exchange smoothie was...More

Thank QT83LL
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend the Exchange when visiting Queenstown , great service , great food , great location 5/5

2  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We came to eat here whilst travelling around NZ and was seen to by a delightful British girl (who had the best broken arm cast we have ever seen!). She was a delight. Funny and super friendly and we couldn't have been helped by a...More

2  Thank kiwiwake388
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I was heading for an early sailing of the TSS Earnslaw and needed to grab some breakfast beforehand. The Exchange was opened early (7am) and not far from the lake that it was perfect. It was a nice looking place with inside and outside seating...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. When we visited around noon on a Saturday, it was cosy, the staff were great and the food was delicious. It had good ambience and did not feel crowded nor noisy despite being busy. We all had breakfast - the hotcakes were...More

1  Thank ppppaulau
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I called in here for breakfast one day after discovering that my hotel breakfast was a bit average. I had the salmon with cream cheese on a potato rosti. Yum. I went back 2 days later for the same thing again. Sooo good. Also the...More

Thank 115blairc
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We visited on the 4th of April as a group of 5 and were just hoping to grab some coffees and something from the cabinet. While waiting in line to order we were interrupted by a staff member trying to get through the queue from...More

1  Thank livbellelynch
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Busy but didn’t wait long for my drink or food. Also very impressed with the Kale smoothie. Staff were very friendly and not robotic Definitely will come back

1  Thank Jack B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 8238
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