Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
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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.

The cafe first opened in August 2015 under the care and direction of Chef Aliesha McGilligan. She proved how food and inclusive hospitality added to the creative ecology; giving everyone the opportunity to connect, not only those in creative industries. 

Aliesha has moved onto her next venture and the kitchen now welcomes guest chefs, pop-up restaurants, and others who want to trial something while feeling supported and getting feedback from our community.



We offer 2 options for catering that will be prepared and left for your event.

1. Per Person Catering
$15/person catering includes decadent canapés, 
$11.50/person catering with standard canapés
$8.50/person catering with breads and dips

2. Budgeted amount 
You provide the budget and number of expected attendees, and our chef will advise what can be done for that amount.

Bar Service:
Having a duty manager serve your event $25ph* charge

Outside Catering:
We do allow outside catering and BYO, but require the $50 kitchen hire fee in our venue hire form

*(Please account for 1 hour prep, and 1 hour break-down after the event)