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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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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (76 reviews)
“porridge” (20 reviews)
“kedgeree” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
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LOCATION
8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After getting a local recommendation I visited the Powerhouse for an evening meal with my vegetarian daughter. We had a truly excellent meal. I had the beef with wasabi mash and vegetables while my daughter had the indian pancakes. The waitress was an extremely pleasant...More

Thank Adamolo69
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our second visit for a hearty brunch while on a two night stay in Hanmer Springs. We sat inside on a very warm morning as it was cooler than the outside areas. Plenty of great choices on their menu - printed & blackboard specials. Great...More

Thank retep42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hollandaise sauce was split. Poached eggs over cooked. Pork and beef rissole very dry. Whipped potato not whipped at all quite lumpy. Two different meals described here. Lady at the till looked very unhappy. Not a good start when I saw four cans of whipped...More

Thank Donovan575
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the temerity to walk in a minute of so before opening (perhaps because we could see at least half a dozen patrons inside?) and it was not a happy experience from that point on. Service was brusque and unsmiling; simple breakfast orders took...More

Thank Coastfans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for brunch. Probably the best one I've ever had. We were both totally impressed with the food, service and coffee. There are not many places that offer kedigeree and it certainly did not disappoint.

1  Thank McNayFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place in Hanmer for breakfast. good range of both healthy food and Kiwi favourites. Good service and a nice place to sit and enjoy the sunshine.

Thank adventureguyNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very good experience. Food was tasteless and the service was extremely poor. You could not order any desert. I will not buy from this place again.

Thank johangeertsema
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to decide to stop here on our way to Christchurch. They had a good selection of vegan meals and cakes which made for an excellent brunch stop. The coffee and chai latte were also both very good. One of the best meals...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most interesting salad I have ever had. Salmon cooked perfectly with a mixed leaf salad and mango and melons with lemon and a sauce. Fantastic lunch good coffee.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was ok but my wife's was burnt. Food was tasteless on overcooked. Scrambled eggs were rubbery. After reading reviews expected more.

Thank DarrinHew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
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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