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Astro Cafe Restaurant

Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6007
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (56 reviews)
“carrot cake” (26 reviews)
“sausage roll” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mt John - where the cafe is located - is wonderful, and is worth the 8 dollars they charge you to get up the hill. On the other hand Astro Cafe is the opposite. Careless service, very few food options and hot food is not...More

Thank Fernanda F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had desserts - Chocolate Torte & Lemon Pie (the lemon pie is really good! The taste of lemon really pops!) and drinks - Hot Ginger, Lemon and Honey & Winter Fire Mulled Wine (both left fiery sensation down our throats and it was the perfect...More

Thank christmasweien
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food a reasonable prices, staff very friendly and helpful, and a view so stunning. Well worth the $8 toll fee. The smoothies were a bit expensive but oh so good.

Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience here today! Really good with gluten free options. They made my toasted sandwich in a separate grill and what's more there was no additional gluten free charge! Also the staff went out of their way to make me a gluten free...More

Thank vbenjamin937
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth the additional trip to Mt John in the day, paying the $8 toll to get up there. And my Excellent rating is more for the view :P The kitchen at the cafe closes early, so we order food off the counter and...More

Thank CookieBaby2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can state with reasonable certainty that this cafe lies on the 95th percentile for cafe heights above sea level. I also recommend the torte.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice little cafe before you get into Mt John. We stopped here for a coffee before entering the walk and after to warm up.More

Thank FWils68z
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your kind review and for visiting our team here at the Astro Cafe. We are thrilled that you enjoy your recent visit, after your hike from the base of Mt. John! We hope you have the opportunity to revisit us,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although they nearly didn't open the gate at 10am due to wind concerns on the top of Mt St John, when we got to the top their was no wind and the views fantastic at this time of year. The coffee shop was well stocked...More

Thank FrankJosephV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small cafe with not many options in their menu. However, it has incredible views and the service was very good.More

Thank Laura M
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Astro Cafe. We are delighted that you enjoyed the breath-taking views and excellent service. We are disappointed that you felt our cafe did not meet your expectation regarding variety in food...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to pay small toll fee to get to the Cafe but well worth it considering the amazing views. Such a fabulous view with good food

Thank AngeloAnojan
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24 August 2017|
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Response from 5robs91 | Reviewed this property |
Every time we go we have not had a problem getting a table. They have both inside and outside eating areas.
Penny C
3 August 2017|
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Response from Philip C | Reviewed this property |
There was plenty of snow last month when we were there
25 August 2016|
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Response from Ayshilin V | Reviewed this property |
They do have gluten free options :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6007
Astro Cafe on top of Mt John, beside the Mt John Observatory. Operated by Earth and Sky Limited, with office situated in Lake Tekapo township.
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