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“Awesome cafe in a surprising location”
Review of XCHC Cafe

XCHC Cafe
Ranked #392 of 1,161 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: USD 3 - USD 9
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 A few social purposes: 1. Connect the public with creative cool things and events 2. Be a platform for our chefs to explore their culinary creativity while supporting local suppliers and producing healthy, real food. 3. We believe strongly in building an inclusive community, so we offer work experience to people who may not normally be given such opportunities. 4. All revenue goes directly to purpose/our 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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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 A few social purposes: 1. Connect the public with creative cool things and events 2. Be a platform for our chefs to explore their culinary creativity while supporting local suppliers and producing healthy, real food. 3. We believe strongly in building an inclusive community, so we offer work experience to people who may not normally be given such opportunities. 4. All revenue goes directly to purpose/our community; not shareholders (i.e Social Enterprise) We cater the events if your looking for a venue. Vegan | Pet Friendly | Wifi | Local | Licensed
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A Hidden Gem. Just outside the 4 aves this cafe offers an array of foods to meet most dietary requirements and the coffee is bang on point!
Enough space to have a big or small business meeting around a table or equally as great for a solo quick coffee stop.

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Thank wellgirl80
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Preston H, Manager at XCHC Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks so much for your comments :) We try to offer something for everyone! Don't have much of a kitchen, just a super amazing talented team (and barista omgah)! Glad you find the space useful and looking forward to hosting you next time!

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I brought my boss here for a quick bite while we worked through our lunch break. The atmosphere stopped us working! It's a great place to chill and have a real BREAK from work or whatever else you need a break from. Ironically XCHC is also a great place to work it's an inspiring environment that makes for a really efficient working space.
The food!.. Fresh locally sourced amazing creations! You can see the staff happily preparing and running meals to tables and you can't help suffer food envy.
Everything looks so amazing that it's hard to decide what to eat! The coffee is consistently great. The service is the benchmark in café hospitality - The chef tipped up our water glasses and made sure we were happy with our experience in a really friendly unobtrusive way.
I can't say enough about XCHC Café. It's hands down the best café experience every time I visit. I might just go there now. See ya there.

Thank hurbg
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

In an unassuming building in an industrial area of Christchurch, lies this cafe which uses local produce in all of its recipes. There's no set menu - you just take your pick of cabinet food available for the day. Local artists are in residence, too, with their art for sale.

The only downside is finding a place to park.

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Thank DaisysMum_11
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