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Astro Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast expecting to be able to at least get toast. Only serves cold pre-prepared food. Cakes etc. Still worth a visit. $8 toll on road up.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank bryanl975
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time ever coming up Mt John and something I had always wanted to do but never taken the time to do it. Weather was fantastic and views even better. Amazing spot. Cafe however - didn't spin my windmill. Only had a overpriced coffee which...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank USANewbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit if you're around the area, we went when It was quite cloudy and cold but still absolutely amazing. Cant imagine what it will be like on a nice sunny day. Hot drinks have latte art of Saturn, nice touch. Carrot cake was very...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Sassy_sasa1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting up high at Mt John uni observatory behind a glass-walled Pavillon we were flummoxed by the spectacular 360* views of the entire basin. Its got to be the best location for a cafe in the world. Lake Tekapo from this eyrie is amazing

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Eli B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee machine was broken and they’d run out of all hot food (pies) by 12:20. Better to take your own snacks and just enjoy the view.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank inda2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are amazing in every direction, we didnt eat here but we did have an iced latte and iced chocolate! They were sooooooo good! Service is great!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank nat789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff with decent food & drinks options. What’s best is definitely the top view of Lake Tekapo!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Gaiaonthemove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome cafe acting as a suitable oasis at the end of a pleasingly mid level hike up to Mt John Observatory. A fabulous blend of mainstream offerings along with amazing choice for the vegans amoungst is. With a view that is second to none. Loved...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank JossH15
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

Good spot for a view and a hot drink. No breakfast food, very limited selection of pies and sandwiches. Could not even serve us toast.

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank jod365
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

Track says 1 hour - we did it on 35 mins so it isn’t too long. You can drive up too but the walk is much better! Fairly uphill the whole time but you can stop as you go. Great little cafe at the top...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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June 8, 2018|
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Response from Amitabh211 | Reviewed this property |
The climb is steep. If there is snow it might be dangerous.
November 17, 2017|
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Response from birdman222015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay I think it best to check with the cafe directly I live in Christchurch not Tekapo.... check this web site earthandsky/astro-cafe Cheers and happy holidays Enjoy the views and the night sky... More
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Ivar1970 | Reviewed this property |
Eriikita answerd all your question allready, the only ting to know is that you have to Pay 9 nzd to drive up! Enjoy your trip! And the drive to Wanaka!
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