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“Couldn't have been more rude”
Review of Stationhouse Cafe

Stationhouse Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Moana
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Great views of Lake Brunner. Indoor and outdoor seating. Three hour stop over on the trans alpine train. Full Bar. Open at 9am for Breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea. Great Coffee and Tea. Variety of muffins and scones. Close to some gret walks in Moana
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Cafe for sale, if you are thinking of buying don't pay anything for good will. We ordered coffee and scones and settled at an outside table. Received order and had started eating when a staff member approached and told us we'd have to move, she was followed closely by aggressive owner who said they were expecting a big crowd and the table was booked...Umm no reserved table signs were in place, there were a heap of other outside tables, it was hardly busy - how to make us feel like second class customers. Coffee was average, scones hard and dry. We won't be back.

Thank MrsKTait
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We never have written anything in a forum like this before but Sadly this place actually ruined our trip to the Coast and the beauty of the area..Awful food. Rude service and expensive. Pack a lunch if going to Lake Brunner and avoid this place

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3  Thank David F
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The food and service were both plain and really average for the price. The views are really pretty though and the lake amazing....We were glad we didn't book the Alpine train package. We would have felt really ripped off..

5  Thank kate s
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Take time to talk with the two KIWI owners!

These are great KIWI ambassadors, as is Kate, our server.

Love the location, and view of Lake Brunner.

Read some of Manoa history.

The Owners have invested LOVE, sweat, and tears.

Kate has 12 years of excellent experience, and loves her job.

We chose the FISH CHOWDER! WOW! Perhaps the best in New Zealand.

Stationhouse is worth the stop. There are great menu choices.

Full bar, and brew on draught.

We were the only North Americans present.

The tariff is appropriate for the fare.

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3  Thank SavantIII_11
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great food and excellent service. Beautiful spot to sit and watch the mountains and lake. Excellent menu with options for gluten free foods. Will and have already eaten here again.

Thank doggone0
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