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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 (03) 315 5252
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Busy place, nice food, good service.

We visited the Powerhouse Cafe for lunch and on another occasion, called in for coffee. The place was very busy on both occassions and looked to have a large number of regulars. For lunch my wife had the huevos rancheros which she said were very good, I had the French toast brioche with bacon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The cafe is so cute and the menu sounds great but we were really disappointed with the food. I had eggs benny, the eggs were watery and gross, the bread was soggy, the bacon was fatty and not crispy. Waste of money.

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Nelson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the Powerhouse Cafe for lunch and on another occasion, called in for coffee. The place was very busy on both occassions and looked to have a large number of regulars. For lunch my wife had the huevos rancheros which she said were very good, I had the French toast brioche with bacon and bananna which was quite satisfactory.... More 

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South Island, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Called into here in January for Lunch. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Good coffee and eats. I will be back

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kaiapoi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We decided to have a mid morning coffee here on a cold and frosty morning. The place was quite full with perhaps another 8 or 10 people in a queue ahead of us. We decided to wait in the queue which didn't take too long before we got served. We managed to get an inside table but I thought things... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Having been recommended the Powerhouse by friends, my partner and I decided on brunch here for our first meal in Hanmer. Definitely not disappointed, the eggs Bene was delicious and my deconstructed beef burger really hit the spot. The meals were served promptly, however we didn't receive our coffee until we had finished our meal (I can only put it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quick brunch stop, eggs bene excellent (although muffins could've done with a little more toasting) and loved the mustard added to the hollandaise. Our table also ordered the kumera and corn stack with bacon which also went down a treat. Coffee was great. Only comments was the male server could've been more engaging and pleasant but he wasn't awful just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Really enjoyed coffee and food. We were looking for something a little different and got it here. Highly recommend if you want good selection and good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went for brekky and it was delish! It was quite busy but the service was fast and friendly and the food was great! Awesome wee café.

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A busy wee cafe with friendly obliging staff. Food was nice and great coffee. We arrived mid morning with a lot of people there on a Sunday but service was great.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have always relied on Powerhouse for a caffeine injection, coffee was a bit burnt today but the breakfast predictably good. Service was good but when it is busy be ready to wait and sit outside.

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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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