Tommy Chang’s

SINCE JULY 2012 WE HAVE STOPPED MANAGING TOMMY CHANG’S CAFE, AND HAVE NO FURTHER INVOLVEMENT WITH THAT LOCATION

Tommy Chang and his family managed a fruit shop in the 1930’s until 1950’s, the same building that the Cafe is operating now. In the building much of the equipment that they were using during that time remains like the scales, furniture, fridges and another antiques.

Dave Watchorn, the owner of the property is an important part of this project and as we have talked about… we had met in the right time in the right place… Now we are working to create something different and special. That is why the name Tommy Chang, to bring the good memories from the past in a building that is still standing after many shakes and creates a community space in Lyttelton where people can gather and create more good stories.

Our coffee is from Upshot, sharing the same philosophy that we have in the kitchen.

In the kitchen everything is made from scratch and sourced as local as possible. We use what is seasonal and that which is grown around the area, supporting small local farms.

We showcase the incredible commitment of the farmers and growers who produce and forage ingredients of extraordinarily high quality. There is a story behind where each ingredient has come from, where it was grown and how to it’s preparation and arrival on the plate.

As the seasons come and go our dishes change with the flavours and colours of our environment. Ever changing, ever growing our plates mimic the cycles of mother nature.

We have so many ideas for Tommy Chang’s, now serving breakfast and lunch everyday  from 7 am until 2,30 pm. There is a bar that is in the process of obtaining a liquor license and Roots operating with supper clubs and dinner parties under reservation.

We want to share this with you, so feel welcome to visit us…

HARBOUR CO-OP

Lyttel Piko is becoming the Harbour Co-op

We are turning Lyttel Piko into a community-owned cooperative. This means that you, the customers of Lyttel Piko are being asked to buy shares in a new cooperative and become its owners. This will generate the capital needed to purchase the shop from the Te Whanau trust who currently own it, and secure funding for future growth. For you, the customers, the benefits will include price breaks on selected items, bulk buying discounts, access to workshops and seminars, more open sharing of information, and potentially profit sharing. But more importantly – we will retain the shop in our community, and you will have a direct say in how the shop is run. All members/owners will have an equal vote on major issues and will elect a board of directors which will steer and oversee the operations of the business.

We need you!

We will need 110 members by the end of March; in a week or two we will be ready to start accepting memberships, so keep an eye out for our membership application form (on this website, and at various places around the community).

In the meantime, have a look around our website for more information about the co-op.

Please follow the link: http://www.harbourcoop.co.nz/