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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Powerhouse Cafe serves top notch coffee and absolutely delicious food. We went there almost every day of our 11 days in town and every coffee and meal was fantastic. My favourites were the Highland Fling and Eggs Montreal. So good! Will definitely be back. 😊

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic gourmet meals for the whole family. We had the eggs benedict and the potato stack which were delicious. The kids has the pancakes and crumpets with bacon. They are also dog friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avocado mash is just divine with hummus; halloumi; toast; tomato and grainy toast. Coffee YUM. Consistency 👍🏼

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had such a great lunch we went for breakfast the next day. Didn’t disappoint; excellent food and staff. The avocado smash and florentine were amazing!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

20 minutes to microwave a Cheese scone ! A simple word of the wait time would have been useful Nice scone though

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

I came in planning to eat the porridge because I had it last time I was in Hanmer and it was sooo good, but was tempted by the colcannon potato cake and eggs instead and it was also perfect. Can't miss with the food here,...I don't think. Delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

We went to powerhouse for brunch. Nice environment, however it is incredibly noisy inside and very busy, though understandable as there weren’t a lot of staff around. The food was incredible and great coffee. Highly recommend the big breakfast and breakfast burrito! The menu is...full of stunning slightly unusual food that will want to be back for!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 April 2022 via mobile

Had a breakfast and lunch here, all meals were exceptional. Good coffee too. Difficult to choose from the menu as too many good looking choices. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 March 2022 via mobile

Steak sandwich and seafood chowder - both cooked and presented beautifully as usual. One of our favourite places in hanmer ….never lets you down and coffee amazing as well

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

Such delicious complex tasting food with the freshest crunchy salad. The Powerhouse Cafe is so good for evening food too

Date of visit: November 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Powerhouse Cafe

Yes, Powerhouse Cafe offers takeaway services.

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