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Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best breakfast in Hanmer hands down!! Incredible selection as a vegan as no where else in Hanmer caters for vegans it was reallly hard to dine out . Will definitely return. So delicious!!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast and great coffee to set us up for the day ahead. Always delivers and outstanding product and experience

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu range - both cabinet and fresh made, healthy options and good coffee and cabinet snacks too. It was very busy in the lovely courtyard but they were super quick at serving our fresh made oatmeal pancakes with redcurrant sauce and lemon curd (yum...yum yum) and the chowder was delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

Visiting Hanmer. Called in on a damp morning. Delicious rhubarb and strawberry muffin. Coffee was excellent. Nice environment with outdoor seating.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

We had really nice coffee and carrot cake here, We have been travelling for over 3 months and have had some awful coffee on the west coast of the South Island although the scenery is amazing! It was great to have a nice coffee at...Hanmer SorinfsMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

This is the most amazing cafe, particularly cabinet food options including gluten free and vegan, not just separate but together! Carrot cake and savoury muffins good enough for seconds. Great coffee as well, and over 2 days, ( we couldn’t keep away) the friendliest staff...possible. From an Aucklander spoilt for choice at home, this was the best place I found for vegan / gluten free options in a lovely cafe anywhere in the South Island. Highly recommended *****More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

We came on a wednesday morning for a late breakfast/ brunch. I was a bit sceptic due to other reviews, but all tables seemed clean and nicely equipped. I loved the plenty of vegetarian or vegan options. My meal with Tofu and Mexican baked beans...was tasty and very fresh. I liked the details of fresh salad and sprouds. Coffee was good, too. For a sweet tooth, we ordered a brownie, which was very fudgy and not too sweet. Yummi! I can recommend this place!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

Lovely coffee and patisserie. Cheerfully served. Tasty and good value. Best place for coffee in Hanmer Springs. We recommend without reservation.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

The food is really nice - which is what kind of saves it... the venue always feels dirty and there are always lots of tables with uncleared plates, mess etc. If it is busy be prepared for a long wait time (which they normally warn...you of which is great).More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

Best coffee in Hanmer. Maybe the South Island, but to be fair, we haven’t tried all the coffee in the South Island. (Adding this to get over the min character limit)

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Powerhouse cafe used to be the go-to brunch spot in Hanmer. The food is still lovely but the service seems disorganised and the front of house staff are lacking energy and any sense of haste. Coffee was very average. While we were there we watched...people in the queue give up and leave, and the place was only half-full. Sorry Powerhouse, won't be rushing back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Possibly the best breakfast I have had - the French toast was exquisite - as was the Mexican - really good - only wish we had stayed longer so could have gone back for dinner

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Great place for coffee and whatever else is on offer in well cared for casual atmosphere. The staff are there for you! Beats most!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast this morning. The service was very good and the menu options are very appealing. They did a very good coffee, a short black and then a flat white😀

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Great cafe with absolutely stunning food at a very reasonable price. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Staff are awesome. Eggs Florentine are a must try and make sure to check out their friands. 10/10

Date of visit: October 2023
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Powerhouse Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4