Open Monday - Friday
Cafe: 7:30am - 3:00pm // Bar: 3:00pm - LATE

XCHC Cafe is a radical concept for a cafe, designed to feature guest chefs and pop-ups; a place of changing foods and a community of people who appreciate hospitality and creativity.

The intention is to connect visitors directly with the person preparing their food and give them a cultural experience, which provides an opportunity to appreciate the art of cooking and hospitality. The menu changes depending the season and local suppliers. Expect seasonal and hearty lunches, including salads, toasted sandwiches and baked specialities – elegant offerings that satisfy.

 

SPECIAL

ABOUT


Licensed venue with regular public Events or hireable for private events. 

Reference our FAQS to enquire about hosting your next event at XCHC. Catering options listed below.

Because we're open to the the public during the week, some private events may not be suitable. Please get in touch if you feel this is the case.

 
 

EVENT CATERING

Outside catering allowed depending on some circumstances. 

option 1 - $15 per person catering includes decadent canapé, 

option 2 - $11.50/person catering with standard canapé

option 3 - $8.50/person catering with breads and dips

All above options are accompanied by a licensed bar. Minimum 40 people or additional service fee of $25/hr.

What to expect:
Local, creative, and seasonal fare that always satisfies. Our suppliers bring a great deal of organic vegetables and we always try to cater to dietary requirements.

 

 
 
 

Artist Jane Barry designed the label for the XCHC house wine, more of her work can be found on her artist Facebook page .

About the Wine
Max Wild grew the grapes in a special site near Lake Waitaki ruled by the norwester. The wine is a first vintage and a wild ferment. The grapes have been lovingly grown without pesticides but we are not certified as an organic grower. The wine was made for us by The Pasquale Kurow Winery. 

"Run23, Ardnow Block"Pinot Noir 2012
750ml
12% alcohol (7.2 standard drinks)
Contains sulphites
Waitaki Valley, North Otago

 


 

 
 
 
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COFFEE SUPREME
Starts with the best quality 'green beens' and carefully roasts them so their entire inherent flavour comes through.

NOBLE & SAVAGE
Exquisitely premium and most certainly unique. Tea the way it should be.

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THIRD MAN WINES
Michael Darby has a mission to make small batch wines produced from North Canterbury grapes available to the world.

ASHLEY RIVER ORGANICS
Mark and Annabelle have established one of the few organic orchards in North Canterbury, 

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THE FIELD
Georgina grows and sells a wide range of organics year round.

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SPRING FED 
Logan Kerr runs a small market garden and grows a wide range of heirloom produce for the Christchurch farmers market.

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PEGASUS ORGANICS
Steve provides sprayfree fruit and vegetibles, picked at the right time to maintain the highest quality

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TOMATOES
Paren keeps it simple and grows only the best tomatoes.

 

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CHOOKS 'R' US
Only happy chooks lay yummy tasting eggs.

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EURO GOURMET MEATS
A local butchery with top quality free range meats.
 

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ROBINSON BAY OLIVE OIL
Chris and Annette received  the top award in 2015 for making the finest olive oil in New Zealand.

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BELLBIRD BAKED GOODS
Jeremy runs a small artisan bakery that produces top quality French pastries, and naturally leavened bread. 

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MT GREY CHEESE
Elizabeth and her daughter Megan make a range of cheeses locally.

MAX WILD
The XCHC house wine is grown by Max Wild and comes from a special site near Lake Waitaki. The grapes have been lovingly grown without persticides.