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Powerhouse Cafe

8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (75 reviews)
“porridge” (20 reviews)
“kedgeree” (12 reviews)
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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 October 7, 2016

Came here for brunch and not disappointed! I had french toast which was to die for! No loose leaf tea but thats ok since the food was exceptional!

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

I remember this place as the best restaurant for breakfast in Hanmer. No so any more - admittedly it was school holidays, but the place seemed to be full of badly behaved and in some cases screaming kids, which no-one seemed concerned about. Tables were...More

1  Thank frankiethe
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Pretty expensive breakfast and ok food and coffee. Kids pancakes were the best. Staff seemed overworked as took some time to clear tables. Not sure we would return.

1  Thank Becky M
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I read on TripAdvisor that this cafe was the best .Sure it probably was for Hanmer.Decide to go for coffeee and a muffin and scone with coffee for breakfast. Arrived at 9.00 expecting the place to be really busy however it wasn't .The scones were...More

1  Thank susiepnewzealand
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service and staff. Coffee was awesome. We just got take aways, so we didn't eat anything but the food looked great too.

Thank SteveNatRyan
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Really lovely place for breakfast. Pancakes with Lemon Marscapone was excellent. Very good coffee in a relaxing setting. Highly recommendable.

Thank BermudaSolo
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Another very good meal at this cafe. The service was very good and meals came out very quickly. The menu here is quite varied with some great breakfast options. Always had a great hot coffee delivered. Well worth a try when in Hanmer.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed September 24, 2016

... I love being in Hanmer for breakfast ... the jazzed up porridge dish served at the Powerhouse is my favourite start to the day ... Staff are friendly , the coffee is good , and it's a sweet little old building ... ... I...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed September 19, 2016

This is our second time to Powerhouse Cafe and the food is still great! The French toast and Eggs Florentine were delicious and we could hardly eat it all!! We had stopped by (for coffees) earlier in the week-end and it was packed with people...More

Thank janine_k1
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Powerhouse was very busy on the morning we visited & seating is limited-chairs are tightly packed and some customers were unwilling to surrender even a millimetre of additional space! You might want to sit outside for additional room if you are dining with a group....More

Thank 307D
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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
Kids, Families with children, 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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