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Powerhouse Cafe

New Zealand, Gluten Free
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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 (03) 315 5252
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 168
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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 20
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good and reliable

Went for brunch. Coffee very good. Food good but not outstanding or memorable. Fairly standard menu. Service good. When outside need to be a little careful of the Hanmer wasps!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Allan S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Poznan, Poland
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The freshest and highest quality ingredients, gluten free options, generous portions, excellent service and the coffee to die for - just to name a few reasons to keep coming back. Perfect start to any day. If you are not a big fan of chain cafes and restaurants - you should discover this little cafe. Go on, give POWERHOUSE CAFE a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for brunch. Coffee very good. Food good but not outstanding or memorable. Fairly standard menu. Service good. When outside need to be a little careful of the Hanmer wasps!!

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Thank Allan S
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service, reasonable prices. All meals in the group were very nice. Catered well for vegetarians/vegans. Would recommend

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Thank hurtle1
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a management meeting over lunch on a hot summers day. All of us had the Chicken Ceaser Salads and were ver impressed with the size and flavours- absolutely delicious. Service was good all around. Only criticism is that it could be cleaner/tidier. Overall very good and would return.

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Thank Kingi79
Perth
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea. Nice food and coffee. Good food. Trendy.

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Thank phbperth
Rangiora, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We make it a must every visit - whether for a coffee, scones, breakfast or lunch. Friendly staff, choice of indoor or outdoor seating (even if the weather is not perfect!) and a menu to suit everybody. Strongly recommend

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Thank lifestyle48
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been to this cafe before and it looked nice from the outside. We were very disappointed with the quality of the food. The custard square was terrible, nothing like a proper custard square and didn't taste of anything, one bite and the rest was left. There was very little in the way of lunch items at the... More 

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Thank Blondedog1
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked The Powerhouse for brunch as had been before and had come away very impressed. Not so on this visit. A bad start when I asked the waiter for water for the table and was directed to a water fountain with flimsy plastic cups. Surely not too much to ask for glasses? One of the 2 children's menu items was... More 

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1 Thank Merv18
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had huervos rancheros, in a kiwi style, but super delicious! My friend had G's Montreal which was also good. Great spot :)

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Thank Kiwifeefi
Raleigh, NC
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the spiked up oatmeal, served creme brulee style over a bed of rhubard (very good) while my husband had the pancakes. We enjoyed our breakfast.

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Thank claude_monnier

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Restaurant Details

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 (03) 315 5252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Gluten Free

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?