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Powerhouse Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, European,
8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Closes in 15 min
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Luckily we were in town on a Friday night as I believe this cafe is only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. We had slow roasted lamb shoulder and a chicken martini dish . Mmmmmmmm .... deeelicious!!

Thank Christine V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked in for Sunday Brunch on a friends recommendation. WEll wort it the food was stunning the service great. A very pleasant experience. Eggs Bennie were fantastic and the French Toast was I am reliably informed above and beyond !!

Thank seaoh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Powerhouse is open Friday and Saturday nights. The food is great. Try the slow cooked lamb which needs to be preordered. The chef is wonderful and the atmosphere cosy and friendly.

Thank ChildersS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a quick snack and coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating with sun shade, very close to thermal pools and other attractions

Thank Kirklandneuk2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good cafe and coffee. Nice location. Service OK Also purchased some food to have later which was also enjoyable. Expect the Powerhouse to be busy - we got the last table at around 10:30am

Thank phantomhq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, well presented with substantial portions. Friendly service. We sat outside beside the outdoor heater which was lovely in cooler weather.

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we headed off the Main Street to Powerhouse for breakfast. Great food, nice courtyard and generous servings. Would visit again.

Thank RAR1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast here is truly incredible. Loved the food. Absolutely loved it. Delicious and satisfying. Well worth the prices. Pancakes were fantastic, so was the burrito, and chilla!!!

Thank Ankit C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big portions, short on taste. Eggs bene was swimming in sauce. Breakfast was tasteless. Overpriced for what it was. Coffee was ok nothing to shout about

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place in Hanmer for brunch. Quick service, delicious food and good coffee! Eggs Bene is the best I've had!!

Thank alexiawilliams
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 5252
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