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Astro Cafe

Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6007
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its called Astro cafe for a reason. You need to go up to the observatory during the day for this place. They even make starts and jupiter on your coffee. Lovely place with a lovely view.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to have to have to try their Astro hot chocolate . Beautiful lookout from this place and by night enjoy the star gazing.

Thank Megha_t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as the wind gusts were picking up speed at this altitude. (So much so that it wasn't really possible to stand around outside.) We kept ourselves safe inside and just soaked up the amazing views. The staff were really helpful, made excellent coffee...More

Thank ReviewbyCraig
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 recent visitor experience with our team here at Earth & Sky in Lake Tekapo. We are delighted that you chose to journey to the summit of Mt. John and chose to visit the Astro...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The toasted sandwiches are really nice and the coffee is wonderful. But, you don't come here for just food, its the views that are simply unbelievable. A great stop-over if Tekapo is on your way.More

Thank Raza A
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 recent visitor experience with our team. We are delighted that you chose to make the Astro Cafe a ‘Must visit’ during your visit to New Zealand. It is with great delight to read that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked to the top of Mount John and was looking forward to coffee and cake but were horrified that we had to pay a 15% surcharge as it was a public holiday. The amount of money they were making just from turnover alone would have...More

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

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to add a visit to our facilities recently. The 15% surcharge is standard across service industries in New Zealand when operating on a New Zealand Public Holiday – this has been introduced by the New Zealand Government...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food very average. Coffee ok, after a 2 hour trek anything is ok! Gets very with coach tours! Over rated!More

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

Kia ora, Here at Earth & Sky, we appreciate all feedback from our visitors - as we are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience. We are disappointed that you left our facilities feeling anything less than perfection. The Astro Cafe can experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service by young people. Very helpful and considerate for young staff. Although it was an extremely windy day they advised us to leave before weather got worse.More

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

Kia ora, Thank you for your kind review regarding your recent visit to the Astro Cafe. We are delighted to read that our Kiosk staff, situated at the base of Mt. John, advised possible adverse weather conditions prior to your ascent up to the University...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful view cafe. We had kiwi smoothies and cheese cake and are good tasting. A marvelous view that everyone should come to see.More

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

Kia ora, We are delighted to read that you took advantage of the wide selection of sweet and savoury treats on offer at the Astro Cafe. Teamed with spectacular views of the surrounding area, makes for the perfect afternoon. It is brilliant to read your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great view of the lake and mountains from the cafe which is only small! Indoor and outdoor seating! The cost to drive up the private road to the cafe was $8 but well worth it!More

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

Kia ora, We want to thank you for choosing to add a visit to the Astro Cafe during your visit to Lake Tekapo. We are pleased to hear that you chose to access the summit of Mt. John via the privately owned Mt. John Access...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a steepish climb and exploring Mt John this is a great stop. We had coffee and beautiful blueberry pie with a wonderful view. Great service and spotlessly clean.More

Thank JPL93
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for choosing to add a visit to the Astro Cafe to your recent New Zealand trip itinerary. Your comments regarding the sweet treats that you sampled during your visit, have been passed onto our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed...More

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Pita2409
18 November 2017|
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Response from birdman222015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay I think it best to check with the cafe directly I live in Christchurch not Tekapo.... check this web site earthandsky/astro-cafe Cheers and happy holidays Enjoy the views and the night sky... More
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Jussy_11
3 November 2017|
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Response from Ivar1970 | Reviewed this property |
Eriikita answerd all your question allready, the only ting to know is that you have to Pay 9 nzd to drive up! Enjoy your trip! And the drive to Wanaka!
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CrisMag2014
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Description
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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