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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty disappointed with the food. I ordered a chicken panini and the chicken was about the size of a .50 piece. The milkshake with ice cream was runny with no hints of ice cream. The upside was the sausage rolls were divine! Thankfully the kids...didn’t like them so I managed to get some food!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

We were recommended this cafe by a tourism provider to have breakfast at before leaving on our A2O. They proudly display a “we do not discriminate “ poster, and when I asked if she could scan my vaccine pass she said “ well you can...if you want to” I mentioned that they were required to if we wanted to be seated indoors and she said “ no you don’t , I know my rights and we won’t discriminate “ This is incredibly disappointing and I had a takeaway coffee and sat outside as I am unwilling to be seated inside with potentially unvaccinated people. The food looked good , what a shame they can’t care for their customers.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

Nice coffee, Awesome cheese scones and best of all close to Jake’s hardware stores so we hung out there while waiting for coffees

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Nice coffee but rather appalling service!! Would recommend making it clear what you order if you are ordering two or more of the same dish!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

Fresh food. Good range of cold and hot light dishes and cakes. Cosy and quirky environment. Good coffee. Good for kids too.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 April 2021

We had such a yummy coffee here we came back again the next day. Very friendly staff, helpful, nice spot to chill and plan your next adventure!! We got a take away muffin too which was delicious.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021

Couldn't find anything to eat at Mount Cook so decided to pop to Twizel for some Lunch very nice burgers freindly staff good looking cabinet food . Well worth the trip when you compare to the dismal offerings at the hermitage

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

We came here twice on our trip to Twizel. The coffee was great but the scones were what won it for us. Best scones I think I’ve ever had. I should also mention that the staff were warm and friendly, great customer service.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

Good thing the coffee was made with our preferred beans because it masked the tragic taste of the lamb pie we ordered. Hardly any lamb filling or flavour and sooo much corn! Thank goodness the coffee was the saving grace.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 6 January 2021 via mobile

Called in here on New Years Day for breakfast expecting them place to be busy, fortunately for us it wasn't. Nice coffee and poached eggs cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Yes, Hydro Cafe offers takeaway services.

Hydro Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4