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Powerhouse Cafe

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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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420 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Friendly staff, lovely outdoor setting. Best coffee ever. I had the florentine grilled potato cakes with spinach, poached eggs, bacon and deliciously presented. Partner had the highland fling - oats with carmelised rhubarb, whisky, banana, cream and lovely topping. So many delicious choices to have for breakfast that we will definitely be back. The food in the cabinets looked really... More 

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Thank nzp0ppy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I had to write this review because this place needs an overhaul! Three of us arrived just before lunch. It was raining and there was only one table free inside. As I stood in line to order my friends made their way to the table to be cut off abruptly by the large blonde waitress who made a b line... More 

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4 Thank Sixft2
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, my partner in crime and i dined here for brunch, sunday morning just been. The bowl of hotchocolate hit the spot nicely followed by great food :) mmm bacon and eggs, great food good prices. Ill be back! ☺

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Thank adamheaven160
Poznan, Poland
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016

The freshest and highest quality ingredients, gluten free options, generous portions, excellent service and the coffee to die for - just to name a few reasons to keep coming back. Perfect start to any day. If you are not a big fan of chain cafes and restaurants - you should discover this little cafe. Go on, give POWERHOUSE CAFE a... More 

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1 Thank Dorothy Z
Christchurch, New Zealand
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Went for brunch. Coffee very good. Food good but not outstanding or memorable. Fairly standard menu. Service good. When outside need to be a little careful of the Hanmer wasps!!

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Thank Allan S
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great service, reasonable prices. All meals in the group were very nice. Catered well for vegetarians/vegans. Would recommend

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Thank hurtle1
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a management meeting over lunch on a hot summers day. All of us had the Chicken Ceaser Salads and were ver impressed with the size and flavours- absolutely delicious. Service was good all around. Only criticism is that it could be cleaner/tidier. Overall very good and would return.

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Thank Kingi79
Perth
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016

Excellent place for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea. Nice food and coffee. Good food. Trendy.

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Thank phbperth
Rangiora, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 29, 2016

We make it a must every visit - whether for a coffee, scones, breakfast or lunch. Friendly staff, choice of indoor or outdoor seating (even if the weather is not perfect!) and a menu to suit everybody. Strongly recommend

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Thank lifestyle48
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2016

We had never been to this cafe before and it looked nice from the outside. We were very disappointed with the quality of the food. The custard square was terrible, nothing like a proper custard square and didn't taste of anything, one bite and the rest was left. There was very little in the way of lunch items at the... More 

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Thank Blondedog1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?