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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful lunch- beautiful food although restaurant not cafe prices. Good service and nice outside space . Lots of advertising about romantic evening dinners.

Thank jenniena
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy little cafe where the food was nice and plenty of it but my Hot Chocolate was only lukewarm. Clearly a favourite with the locals which is always a good sign.

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy cafe. Have to say coffee and food was pretty average. Ordered the toast which comes with bacon and eggs. Toast was undercooked. And the dish was accompanied by balsamic dressing. Very odd. Food took ages to arrive. Cabinet food looked good though, particularly...More

Thank Jacsdaughter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This great cafe has excellent indoor and outdoor dining in a great setting. The food is fantastic with plenty of gf options. And the coffee is fantastic. There is plenty of parking outside and nearby. In Hanmer this is the place for breakfast and lunch...More

Thank kenz56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of work colleagues and stopped for lunch after long morning flying and driving. Great selection of food and hot drinks both counter and ordered. My vege burger was $20 which in itself was pretty expensive. It was nice but way too...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and setting amongst the birds. Great service and an enjoyable experience. Don't be fooled by the exterior of the building, there's behind the cover of the book.

Thank 676katelynf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the few places that opens early in Hanmer Springs for breakfast. And there are some excellent offerings, including their iconic Highland Fling (oatmeal w/ whisky) - recommended! Excellent coffee too, especially on a cold, foggy morning.

Thank Dave H
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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