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…