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Astro Cafe

Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6007
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (32 reviews)
“cakes” (39 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

Incredible views of the lake a surrounds, fantastic photo opportunities, great coffee, tasty treats and lovely staff. Worth the $8 road fee.

Thank Chad M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice spot but a bit of greenhouse effect if you're inside on a sunny day. Food is from a cabinet and they forgot to heat my quiche up the first time but there were a lot of patrons at the time. Scary having a 1...More

Thank TheAverageWife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what an amazing view. The coffee and carrot cake were both delicious. Staff were friendly and efficient, could not fault their service. We were thankful to get there early as it got quite busy.

1  Thank Ligi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe sets the standard for its panoramic view of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding Mackenzie countryside. We were fortunate to visit on a clear, sunny and calm spring morning - stunning. This cafe is small, so service depends on the number of customers. It...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mountain-top Astro Cafe at Mt John’s Observatory for the most incredible 360 degree views of the Mackenzie Basin and great coffee! There is a letterbox written the highest letterbox in the Southern Hemisphere, whereby you can send out your postcard back home. Nice mailing stamps...More

1  Thank SanHec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walk to the summit. Restaurant is stunning with floor to ceiling windows showing off the beautiful views. Cafe had fairly limited menu however all of the food looked good, food was slightly more expensive than other cafes. We ordered paninis ($11 each) and carrot...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location with a great choice of freshly baked items. The coffee was good and the service prompt. As for the views ... wow

Thank MujahidB14
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We been July 2018, 2 ways to go up Astro Cafe from lake tekapo, you can just drive up only around 10 mins or you can climb up around an hour! We select the way climb up to Astro Cafe with our little age 3...More

1  Thank Jesphannie
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We arrived there just after nine o'clock, which was perfect as it was not busy. Breakfast choices where great and so was coffee. Needles to say that the view is just amazing and and what a better way to have breakfast. Would truly recommend this...More

Thank Elena B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Food is great, not spectacular but the view is what makes your meal unforgettable. To get up here, remember you have to pay the park entry fee of $8 per vehicle. Another must do when in the area.

Thank M_Globe_Traveller
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Questions & Answers
8 June 2018|
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Response from Amitabh211 | Reviewed this property |
The climb is steep. If there is snow it might be dangerous.
18 November 2017|
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Response from birdman222015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay I think it best to check with the cafe directly I live in Christchurch not Tekapo.... check this web site earthandsky/astro-cafe Cheers and happy holidays Enjoy the views and the night sky... More
3 November 2017|
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Response from Ivar1970 | Reviewed this property |
Eriikita answerd all your question allready, the only ting to know is that you have to Pay 9 nzd to drive up! Enjoy your trip! And the drive to Wanaka!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6007
Astro Cafe on top of Mt John, beside the Mt John Observatory. Operated by Earth and Sky Limited, with office situated in Lake Tekapo township.
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