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

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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
lovely breakfast

had breakfast here after staying in Hanmer for the night. Eggs cooked to perfection with enough bacon to feed a small army.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the locals preferred cafe. Coffees are great. food is of very good quality and varied. Ambiance is very special in an old but so comfy building

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chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

had breakfast here after staying in Hanmer for the night. Eggs cooked to perfection with enough bacon to feed a small army.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after a morning of bike riding through the hanmer forest. We had the Ceasar salad which was delicious, staff were friendly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fantastic food, well-considered layout, friendly staff, great prices. We can't wait to head back and try the pies

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have always found top quality food here and a very wide range of Gluten Free food. Value for money in a great atmosphere and they cater for all with delisious fresh food and fantastic customer service, We always have our breakfast/brunch here and wouldn't go anywhere else. They have good

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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