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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
sunny spot with great food

This is a busy popular cafe. Efficient service and excellent variety of food and drinks, especially good for gf options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Canberra
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a mid afternoon hot drink and treat on our walk around Hanmer Town. They have some different hot drinks on the menu including interesting sounding infusions. We enjoyed hot lemon/honey/ginger and a hot blackcurrent drink, with a tasty muffin with yoghurt on the side. We also stopped by for a takeaway coffee the next morning. Nice... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great coffee and a lovely breakfast menu with some different options as well as the more traditional breakfast fare. We always head here when we're in Hanmer. Service with a smile, which is always nice too.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a busy popular cafe. Efficient service and excellent variety of food and drinks, especially good for gf options.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Well I don't think they want you to stay long, it was a bit cool in there which meant the meals and coffee got cold quick. We stopped for breakfast and for the quality and quantity of food we thought was extremely expensive. It looks like they have attempted to make it a little trendy but they failed on the... More 

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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Overall food is very good. Adult meals were tasty and large portions. Although as we dined here two days in a row we noticed that the following day the kids pancakes were presented quite differently and were hard on the outside, like they are when reheated in the microwave. Nice to see that some fruit (grapes) were included first day... More 

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A great little café, tucked away off the main street. Excellent brunch, good coffee and a funky, laid back atmosphere. Try the eggs benedict - excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We booked this restaurant for a significant family celebration. They opened especially for us to create a very special event for our extended family. We ordered off the menu and every single person LOVED their food. Great value and excellent service combined to make this a venue the whole family will always rate as one of the very best we... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The staff were friendly and polite. The food was very acceptable and they had great GF options. The environment both inside and outside is also pretty. We went there 2 or 3 times and it was always busy which is a good sign.

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Napier, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great place that opens at 7:30am. Great coffee and the bacon and eggs I had was beautiful and was great sized meal well done and I look forward to coming back

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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

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