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Powerhouse Cafe

8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In a one-horse town such as Hanmer Springs where virtually every eaterie (and there are lots) is a bland, pub-style venue, it would be very easy to be outstanding. But put this into the context that we were on holiday in South Island for four...More

Thank FrancisFamily1
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small inside area, but also a nice covered outdoor area. A good range of food available from both the the counter and on the menu. The food was great and the service good and prompt. Coffee was good and alcohol is available. Unfortunately only...More

Thank ronnicky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this place completely. Coffee was ok, food was good, service was great! Nice beers available and a fun time was had by the whole family.

Thank kiwiklan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee was pretty good, so we thought we were in for a good meal. However when the food started arriving we were very disappointed. Muesli and "fresh" fruit was drowned in syrup. The watermelon was white in color, tasteless and totally unappealing. Not the...More

Thank CodyBSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the recommendation of a few others we called in for a family lunch on a sunny Hanmer summer afternoon and were not disappointed. The lunch offerings also included those who preferred the late breakfast menu and our family chose from both. The food was...More

Thank darrenl931
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast menu is amazing and the food tastes very very good. Friendly staff and cosy athmosphere.

Thank Ann-Kristin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was half full an we were told apon arrival that there would be a wait for food and they weren't wrong! Food was ok but overpriced and mine was served on a plastic dish! Nice people but I wouldn't go back not for the...More

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast based on the reviews and were not disappointed! The coffee was amazing and the food simply delicious! Totally recommend the Kedigree.

Thank Juana V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there based on past reviews (which are doing well to lure current customers in), should have read the bad ones, not the good ones. Service barely existed - asked for water, girl just pointed at water cooler. Kids meal was terrible for nearly $15,...More

Thank AaronTitter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 7 weeks in NZ visited the Power House for our evening meal. Food as it should be - absolutely delicious. Great flavours at every course and reasonably priced for such quality. Friendly and attentive service. Only open on Friday and Saturday which is a...More

Thank LorW2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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