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“Stunning view”
Review of Astro Cafe

Astro Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Astro Cafe on top of Mt John, beside the Mt John Observatory. Operated by Earth and Sky Limited, with office situated in Lake Tekapo township.
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Crazy windy when we were here but stunning view, just had some coffees so don´t know about the food but it looked good. Walk up or drive your car, handy.

Thank Resigenochigen
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Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Astro cafe is situated on top of mt John, next to earth and sky observatory. The cafe has a stunning expansive view of the surrounding lakes and mountains. The food and beverage is however disappointing. The food was pricy for what could be easily assemble using ingredients from supermarket. We went in the middle of summer and there were quite a lot if flies in the shop and in the food cabinet. Coffee were all just average.

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Thank Lucy C
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

expensive! ordered a brownie at $8. it was so dry, one of the worst i've eaten. service was quite slow and staff mixed up orders, making my friend to cancel the order all together. what saved it was the amazing view.

Thank phoonps
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Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We dropped by for an early breakfast and to catch a view of the lake first thing in the morning.

Whilst the staff were a little slow to get going, the food was surprisingly really good. Great selection of pre-made quiches, frittatas, scones and muffins, and all reasonably priced. Not what I was expecting from such a touristy location.

Tip: avoid sitting near the window on a sunny day. The heat was unbearable!

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Thank Sammy70Six
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Walked up the Mount Iron Track next to Lake Takepo. The end of the track is the observatory and the Astro Cafe! Wow what a view and it worthed the hard efforts climbing up. Enjoyed a cold mocca up there never feel so satisfied. For those who don't want to walk all the way up, it can be reached by road and you drive all the way up.

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Thank aliceyyy
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