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The Exchange

39 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8238
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (23 reviews)
“potato rosti” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here a few times during our recent stay in Queenstown. Breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea and coffee. Food was great all times with plenty of options. Staff very friendly, although one day service was a bit lacking with my husband’s beverage and snack...More

Thank Madmatty76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic breakfast here, it was just what we needed! Coffees were perfect, thanks Conor! Service was awesome and atmosphere was great. Keep up the good work team.

1  Thank CharleneG519
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thouroughly enjoyed my lunch at The Exchange. The service was excellent. I had an extra, out of the ordinary, "wow" moment at The Exchange.... I lost my phone and had to leave to get to work in time. The manager found my phone and went...More

1  Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good coffee, I had the Big Breakfast which wasn’t that big. Good food but left me hungry. I thought it was a little bit expensive but overall the experience was nice. Maybe avoid if you are starving like I was.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Dined with my toddler and husband for brunch. I had the Salmon breakfast which was delicious and exactly what I wanted; hot smoked salmon, potato rosti, poached egg - so good!! There was enough space to park up our stroller and have it out of...More

1  Thank LittleFlyingKiwi
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My friend loves her lose leaf chai tea and this was one of the very few places that had chai TEA (not latte powder) and was able to make it properly. Plus the breakfast was decent size and well presented too.

1  Thank FrankSyd
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

What is with baristas when you ask for a hot coffee you never get one. I get it. You don't want to burn the milk... then heat the cup up with hot water first. Getting a hot coffee seems to be the number one complaint...More

Thank xshaun3
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast at the exchange during our stay in Queenstown. Good atmosphere with friendly staff. We had big breakfast which was tasty and good portion. My wife had the lamb mince which she was very happy with. Recommended.

1  Thank simon5813
Reviewed 13 July 2018 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

1  Thank 82Dan1996
Reviewed 6 July 2018 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 😀😀

1  Thank SanjM07
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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