Space Academy is a multi-use space with coffee, food and beer, as well as host to a variety of talks, exhibitions and events. It features a nascent reference library and is publishing its first book. There is even a pint-sized hair salon (Doki) in front.
The bar takes over from Kadett Cafe at 4pm and features craft beer, wine and cheese from Christchurch and around New Zealand. A great place for drinking and thinking.
Space Academy Bar
From 4pm on Space Academy transforms from cafe to bar and plays host to a quirky variety of events throughout the week. Run by friends Richard and Hamish, Space Academy Bar features a range of craft beers, international wines and cheese from all around New Zealand.
By day, Space Academy takes the form of a cafe. Influenced by Japanese and Scandinavian design, a lot of work has gone into making Kadett a calming and zen place in amongst the busy and industrial-style cafés of Christchurch.
Doki Hair Salon
Miki Kuwahara comes with years of hairdressing experience from Tokyo and Berlin. Her pint size salon occupies the front of the Space Academy building and her stylish and meticulous cuts come complete with a great head massage.