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Powerhouse Cafe

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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an unbeatable brunch experience, first day they did their very best to make our unannounced booking for 11 smooth and efficient, on day two we had booked and the experience was the same - beautiful food, brilliant service and no room to choose...More

Thank paulayeatman03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great food, friendly staff, lovely outdoor seating areas. Would highly recommend! We had the eggs Benedict and the pork salad. Both were delicious.

Thank Y1152PRhelenm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had good coffee and a tasty breakfast, before a massage! The eggs Benedict was fabulous with home made hollandaise and the 'High country Breakfast' came highly recommended by my partner! Would go back anyday

Thank sophiejackson90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While we enjoyed sitting in the sun, our meals were poor. Steak sandwich lacked flavour with the steak struggling to be medium rear as it was so thin. The Pork belly in the Vietnamese salad was the worst I have had. The wine glasses were...More

Thank Coastal815202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great little cafe, Visited two days running for Brunch, Brioche with Bacon probably amongst best I have ever had, great coffee,large outdoor area as well as indoors but you need to reserve for Saturday’s ,Sundays

Thank Euan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Hanmer for the weekend and went here for Sunday Brunch before heading back to Christchurch. Had a group of 10 that arrived about 10.30am - the place was packed with all the inside seating, and undercover outside seating all taken. Managed to find...More

Thank JasonR4257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lunch in the sun. The menu all looked pretty standard fare but my chicken burger really exceeded my expectations. Generous amounts of avocado, a really tasty home made patty, interestingly a corn fritter. The polenta chips weren't the best I've eaten...More

Thank CustardSquareNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for our breakfast both days in Hanmer. Our unannounced arrival for brunch on Saturday morning was handled without fuss or bother. This restaurant gets very busy so when 11 people rock up wanting to sit together it presents a challenge. The wait...More

Thank stuY58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here and it was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The menu has a couple of different items on it which makes it stand out from all the rest. Eat here, you will love it as we did

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the old revamped pump house this cafe is not as flash as some others in town, but the food... Apart from many other scrummy looking treats we shared a Bacon avo tomato croissant and an apple rhubarb crumble tart. The croissant was fresh...More

Thank StephenL3510
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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