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Pancake Rocks Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1122
08:30 - 05:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were a party of six and visited the cafe after visiting the Rocks. Cafe has a good range of pancakes, pies and pastries. The 3 different pancakes we ordered were really good but unfortunately they are over priced. Even the hot beverages are over priced.

Thank Lawrence L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Light and fluffy pancakes. Pretty large serve but quite expensive. Coffee was a bit ordinary. Service also lacking. But overall ok.

Thank Erin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Cafe offers several sets of tasty pancakes, good coffee, relaxed atmosphere. Service is efficient, while ordering you get a device that beeps when your pancakes are ready. Get them from the counter and you can enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Thank jakkolwiek
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After you've returned from looking at the pancake rocks and blow holes you can pop in with all the other tourists for a coffee and a light meal including, not surprisingly, pancakes.

Thank DaleBbB
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the pancakes are delicious, but $18 for three 12 cm pancakes is a little much. Also ,they don't have tap water because the water is not filtered. beautiful decor.

Thank Sheila514
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limited menu but good quality and nice atmosphere. had good pizza for dinner and came back for delicious pancakes at breakfast (have to have pancakes here right?). Food was hot and fresh. Fruit salad also nice and fresh.

Thank Elizabeth B
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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782 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cafe is nearby the site of the Pancake Rocks. It was a busy morning when we came here but the service was quick with a good electronic paging system. I was given a wrong coffee order but it was changed straight away without fuss and with apology. The coffees were good and the bacon & Brie pesto flute was... More 

Thank Lavarcham
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pancakes were more like thick flour cakes, very stodgy and not at all pleasant. Staff were not friendly and service slow. Ended up getting my money back after 2 bites of the pancake. Better off saving your time and money and going elsewhere!

1 Thank Crystal E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot of options in this tourist stop off at Pancake Rocks - can get busy with coaches and the like. Coffee was good but the Chicken Panini (or similar) was strange with what appeared to be chicken nugget filling, and took forever to just get toasted. Not the best lunch choice perhaps. Collect orders from the left end... More 

Thank Jim_bris
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went four persons for lunch and tried the chocolate pancakes. The staff was kind of slow and took ages to serve the pancakes even though they almost had no customers. When the pancakes finally came we were all dissopointed because they were really more like flat round breads and really dry. You may think that they will be like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
08:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Punakaiki
  • Phone Number: +64 3-731 1122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?