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Powerhouse Cafe

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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, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little cafe

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Egam2014
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good range of breakfast items on the menu that were a little different from usual (but not so different that they were not breakfast!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Superb poached eggs on toast with bacon. Good sized portions, in fact too much. Best breakfast in Hanmer Springs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We returned to Powerhouse after a visit last year. What a disappointment. The tables were dirty and the floor looked like it had not been vacuumed in a week. Tables were left with food on them from departed diners and when cleared the tables were not wiped clean. The food was bland and greasy and completely uninspired. Lazy cooking at... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This is easiest one of the best breakfasts I've had, ever!! Between the four of us we had; huevos rancheros, eggs bene, kumera & corn cakes & potato cakes. There wasn't a single complaint. Pros: Excellent portion size, delicious, good coffee, friendly staff, excellent value for money. Cons: Hard to find any. Inside is on the small side and you're... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The breakfast menu is limited if you're vegetarian (I'm not, the wife is), but the high price suggested quality so we went for it anyway. Unfortunately we were let down. The food was bland and uninspiring. They maybe had an off day, and the food others were eating did look good so maybe worth a try. Good service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Powerhouse is without question the best coffee in Hanmer (closely followed by Mumbles). Probably a result of the same Barista brewing up the coffee everytime I visit. You know its good when you hear other holiday home owners saying its the best in town and the local trades and business also frequenting the place. Keep it up.

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CHCH, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

love the food, love the coffee, always busy, went there 3 times over easter. missed the busy rush on those days, so food and drinks were promptly served to us. will return :)

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?