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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 7 July 2020 via mobile

Stopped off on a road trip. Nice decor with large pot belly stove. Good coffee with a range of non dairy alternatives. Quick, friendly and efficient service. Worth a stop.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 3 July 2020

If you're driving the main highway through the centre of the South Island I recommend visiting Twizel for a coffee, breakfast or lunch. It is well worth the short detour off the main highway and, in my experience, better than the cafes in nearby Tekapo....The Hydro cafe is right in the centre of the small town. It has a fun atmosphere with very good coffee and a good selection of cabinet food plus a blackboard menu.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 18 April 2020

After a quick wander around Twizel we decided upon this cafe for breakfast. Quirky and bright interior, friendly staff and delicious breakfasts. We will be back!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020

The 10 of us stopped for breakfast at Hydro , and were very impressed with the quality and generous breakfasts and coffee . Nice premises, clean and tidy , good service !

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Came here for a coffee and a bite to eat on our way out of Twizel. For some reason the kitchen was closed so there was only cabinet food which was fine if not great. The coffee was very nice, the service very friendly and...we sat outside in the sunshine which was very pleasant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

Nice selection of hot drinks and breakfast dishes. All of the items in the chiller looked really good too. Food was tasty and served quickly too. Cute little bookshop attached to the cafe too!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

We had some smoothies and sandwiches, delicious. Good selection of drinks, coffees, food and nibbles. Very friendly staff, we got served despite they were about to close.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Terrible service! Nothing is really what it is. So check before ordering. Milkshake is just a milk with added flavour. Hot dog is in fact a fried sausage with no bread. We have asked for a dessert and actually the waitress didn’t order it and...there was nothing left and this was our fault. There are numbers but when comes the plate they are asking each table to who it belongs... maybe good for a coffee but nothing more.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

Popped in for a look and left with a couple of salmon bagels. Yummo great selection will be back tomorrow for breakfast.

Date of visit: January 2020
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