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Powerhouse Cafe

8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a very delicious breakfast something different than your bacon, eggs and pancakes. Being Celiac,I have to be careful. Had the Superbowl. My husband had big breakfast. I would recommend them both. Coffee is also good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank skyla62
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the Power House cafe with teenage son for coffee/chai and cakes. We were not disappointed! Coffee was was one of the best I have had in NZ. Desserts were interesting and well priced. Highly recommended 👍

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cafe. Downright best cafe I have been to in years. The food was AMAZING, and so were the iced chocolates, made the real way with Icecream, not Ice. First day I had the chicken burger for an early lunch, had it gluten free...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Taranicole349
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee, food and service makes this our local when we visit Hanmer and it’s consistently excellent.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anthais
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and Coffee Great, I had a breakfast burrito and a cappuccino. The wife had poached eggs on toast with salmon (raw, which was good) and a lot of tea. All tasted great. The problem, which was visable here, and is probably the same in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MooferEQX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You order from the counter and they bring it out to you. The menu is imaginative and creative and features fresh local produce. The food is delicious and the service is excellent, the food comes out fairly quickly. I would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JDA60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years we always visit the Powerhouse Cafe when holidaying in Hanmer, and once again this mornings breaky complimented with the perfect decaf mocha was a great treat.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DianaT2999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee here is of the highest standard. Great slices and cakes and the salad and non meat pastries are excellent. Lovely historic building. A must visit place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tommydeee
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I'm always looking for any excuse to breakfast or lunch at PowerHouse, brunch brunch brunch. In summer they have in the past opened for dinner... oh my gosh, awesome food. Great team inventing, cooking and serving. I've lost count of how many times we've eaten...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 664RichardF664
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on the way to the hot pools. I was so keen to take my partner here after having a lovely lunch a few years back. Service was poor, we were made to wait for ages before we could order and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NZBird
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 3-315 5252
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