A place like-minded people gather to exchange ideas and develop creative practices

A not-for-profit cafe and creative space that provides flexible work, showcase and production spaces for the creative industries.

We build off of each others strengths, idea, and experiences, producing a healthy, diverse and more exciting creative scene for the city. Our purpose is to cultivate a creative ecology by having a safe and inclusive space for creative experimentation, development and connection.

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studio spaces

The makerspace is for the creative community to support each other to produce and develop their creative practices. Get Motivated!


Fresh, local, different. 
Pop-ups & guest chefs. 
gf, vegan, and pet friendly.

Free wi-fi // great coffee


Our multi-purpose venue is used for events, workshops and art exhibitions. Affordable pricing, licensed cafe, 100x capacity.


We've hosted hundreds of guests, artists, and creatives who have stayed and became a part of our global family.
A home away from home. 


The "why"

We are a social enterprise/not-for-profit and all revenue goes to our purpose. We find providing space for creative and cultural experiences actually fills a social gap and gives us a stronger sense of community, contributes to our wellbeing, and brings joy to our lives being a part of something "bigger" than our individual self. We all have the chance to support something we're passionate about, whatever that passion might be; even if that means coming here for your next coffee.

We're an evolving prototype and are constantly seeking to improve our models impact on social and environmental issues while responding to the needs of the community. We believe through leveraging business, we can provide meaningful & exciting employment, personal and professional development, education, and experiences that build value in our daily lives.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give us some things we can work towards.. here a few of our our targets:

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Currently in Christchurch (X-CHC).
Soon Auckland (X-AKL), Wellington (X-WLG), and the world.
Get in touch if you think an Exchange is needed in your community.

Open Monday - Saturday // 7:30am - Late
FREE Hot-Desking for 50+ people

You never know what you'll find. Be surprised. Come to XCHC Cafe.




Local suppliers
•Pop-up restaurants
•Guest chefs
Best toasties in Christchurch
•Fast & free internet
•Vegan friendly
•Supreme Coffee
•Almond Milk made here
•Pet friendly 🐶
•Rotating craft wine & beer


Bringing people together from all creative practices.

Meet new people and work amongst a like-minded community in an atmosphere you can get feedback, and develop your creative practice while being supported by the XCHC networks.


Free Hot Desking

M-F // 7:30AM - LATE


Studio Space

24hr Access // $60pw