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Powerhouse Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location and pretty good coffee; unfortunately the customer service is a little flat & quite expensive breakfast pricing.

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Thank RJD58
Australia
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Actually have been here quite a few times in the past and most recently a few times last week. As per usual, you can't fault the service, coffee/tea and food. Mainly came here for breakfast and few sweet-tooth indulgences. I can highly recommend the lemon and oatmeal pancake as well as the kumera and corn cake. My wife highly recommends... More 

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Thank Sang_from_Oz
Ashburton, New Zealand
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102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this place twice in a week for breakfast. The breakfast menu covers all tastes. From a good Highland porridge, to French toast, there is something for all tastes. Just a short walk, from our accommodation, to have a excellent breakfast. There is indoor and outdoor options, to sit at and enoy their food.

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Thank 62Peter1952
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely love this place. Caters to differing dietary needs. Vegan, paleo, gluten free etc. The childrens meals are fantastic and give a good variety for kids to have (love the pack they get). My son asked to go back. Partner impressed with the eggs benedict as you use English muffins! I loved the kumera and corn stack. Will definitely be... More 

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Thank foodloverchch2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast! Delicious pancakes, French toast and porridge- all with something a little bit extra and interesting.

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Thank Louise T
Niteroi, RJ
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162 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well prepared healthy and excellent food, nice outdoors and friendly service Located in the heart of the city

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Thank Flexair
Auckland
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best cafe in Hanmer! Good sized breakfast, a bit more expensive but worth it. Great coffee and service.

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Thank Gaye K
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here twice for lunch while in Hanmer and both times the food was fantastic. My husband said it was the best eggs benedict he had ever had! The first time we went they advised they had shut the kitchen to catch up with orders, we were happy to wait and it only took 5 mins before they took our... More 

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Thank Morgiez
Christchurch, New Zealand
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for breakfast after reading reviews on TA. It was fairly busy but managed to find a table outside, which was a bigger area than inside. Our drinks came super quick which was great and coffee and hot chocolate was spot on. Breakfasts were huge and very filling.We had the hunters breakfast, Kumar corn stack and kids pancakes. Really well... More 

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Thank acoton
Brisbane
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the oats with whiskey, rhubarb and carmalised brown sugar- was divine! Coffee was average but the food amazing.

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Thank Jessica W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
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?