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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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“carrot cake” (32 reviews)
“cakes” (40 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee, delicious cakes, amazing views but try to trek up to enjoy them, don't drive, the views along the way was inexplicable.

Thank Madame B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped up to check out the views. Awesome. The coffee was great and so was the service (despite some reviews). The cabinet food was also good! $8 parking to get up there tho...

Thank ypup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We headed up to the Astro cafe - had a coffee and cake and soaked in the view. It was well worth the drive and the views are just spectacular

Thank janita_48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing but expensive beverages and food. A good view from the cafe though. Unnecessary Toll fee taken by the travellers just to reach their outlet of 8 $ ( NZ ). Overall - Average Place.

Thank Yash J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you will need to pay $8 to drive up to the cafe, which beat hiking 3 hrs return trip from the town (which is free). you can have a great view of the Tekapo lake from the cafe. Note that the cafe stop serving drink...More

Thank Tan L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

have something to eat and drink and marvel at the scenery below. Spectacular 360 degree vista, especially the view from another angle of the church of the good shepherd in Tekapo below. Great camera opportunities

Thank 668waynem
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

What a great view! We came here during the day and it was beautiful! They had a lot of seating for the cafe and it can be crowded, but still it’s a big place and you can find seatings anywhere outside the restaurant. Try out...More

Thank awjose
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Cafe has good coffee and smoothies. Food is ok and usually something nice in cabinets even though it is busy. Good place to stop after hiking up to the top.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 1 May 2018

It was very windy on the day we went up to Mt. John Observatory so we didn't get to sit outside to enjoy the view. The cafe was very crowded that day and we were lucky to have a table. All staff were busy and...More

Thank Penrapee R
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your visitor experience with our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed many elements of your visit - including the wide selection of sweet & savoury food on offer at the Astro Cafe! The Astro...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018

The view was just amazing but the restaurant lacked lot of food items and it took them a lot of time even to serve coffeeMore

Thank Pragya_Maheshwari
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your visitor experience with our team. We are disappointed that you left our facilities, with anything but a ‘perfect’ experience. It is unfortunate that during your time at the Astro Cafe, situated at the University...More

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Questions & Answers
9 June 2018|
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Response from Amitabh211 | Reviewed this property |
The climb is steep. If there is snow it might be dangerous.
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
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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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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