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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 (03) 315 5252
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just what you need for brunch

Open for breakfast and lunch plus coffee and cake all day this cafe offers great food, great coffee and a nice atmosphere. Very popular and need to book only down side to this cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
795barryww
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Christchurch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had French toast , eggs bene with bacon , beef burger and big breakfast style breakfast. The man that took our order was nice enough. The girl that delivered our food was cold as ice and blunt no hello or anything just blurted out what the food was and dumped it down. The glasses were dirty not a biggy... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food here is excellent let down entirely by a poor staff attitude. If you're after lunch after 2 ( like so many on holiday) don't go here

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Open for breakfast and lunch plus coffee and cake all day this cafe offers great food, great coffee and a nice atmosphere. Very popular and need to book only down side to this cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Powerhouse has for years been my favourite place for coffee in Hanmer. A change of diet meant I'm now looking for great decaf and a good range of gluten free products. On the gluten free front, they did not disappoint. I chose a lime and gooseberry friand -one of manygf options which was really tasty. Awesome. But my decaf flat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We ate here twice during a weekend stay in Hanmer Springs because the first time was so good! Although the seating area inside is quite small and was full (it seems to be a perennially popular venue) we thought we'd give it a go and sit outside for lunch (mid-winter). Thanks to a couple of outdoor heaters we were warm... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Ordered a pizza, the toppings were undercooked, I didn't eat it, partner ordered a beef burger which was basically a meat pattie on top of a piece of bread i.e. minus the traditional burger bun. Just not what we expected and not to our personal taste.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great winter food selection , helpful and friendly staff . Great place to relax after your bike ride or thermal pool swim

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The quality of the food was excellent the service was also and it has a nice atmosphere. We take our boys there for lunch when in Hanmer because of the quality children's meal. Top rate. No chicken nuggets.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

While the food was lovely, things were just slightly in disarray due to the long weekend crowds I assume. The teapot needed a good clean but the lovely fruity brew inside was still good. Work has been done to extend and cover in the outside - its evolving with a wide menu that would appeal to most. Just lift the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I had read about the Powerhouse before travelling to New Zealand - so we planned our day that we would arrive in Hanmer Springs in time for a late lunch. It was so hard choosing - there were so many gluten free options on the menu. I ended up choosing the Seafood Chowder, and my fiancé chose the Pork Belly... More 

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Address: 8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (03) 315 5252
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs

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  • 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

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