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Pancake Rocks Cafe

Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1122
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“pizza” (45 reviews)
“pancake stack” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This and the associated stores located directly across the road from the entrance to the Pancake Rocks is a gold mine for whomever owns it, and it is not a bad place to eat. This is not fine dining, but they have a menu that...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cafe looks a lovely place, good display of foods and plenty of staff however, ordered a very tasty looking chicken salad sandwich ( wish we had taken a picture) only to open it up and find 4 small strips of chicken and lots and lots...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 5 days ago

When in this area the choices aren't that many for a good dinner. So we decided to have a pizza evening at Panncake Rocks Café. It turned out well, the pizzas where really nice and the mix of traditional pizzas and more innovative fillings were...More

Thank keda001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pancakes were great at a great backpacker price, however 30min wait for pancakes is too long, especially when we only have a short stop with our bus and then don’t have time for the blow holes

Thank Annette86_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been so disappointed by food and service on the west coast. Dismal, to say the least. After some research, we concluded that this cafe was the best bet in this tourist stopping off point. Our food was edible and the service passible, but...More

Thank LMSP
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited as part of a small tour group and had coffee and cake. The café was very busy and when placing my order I was told there would a 15 minute delay. I was later told that it would be quicker if I had...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pancake rocks cafe is located across the entrance to the Pancake Rocks (Dolomite Point) in Punakaiki. We visited during a hot day; there is seating arrangement and a large covered seating area. The place serves cafe style food and we found their coffee and pancakes...More

Thank Arin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Orange ice cream with chocolate chips is the best best ice cream I have ever eaten. I do not know of another ice cream store in Australia that sells this flavor.

Thank RajeshShanbhag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to have dinner here rather than in our hotel restaurant. We both ordered pizza and asked for mozzarella to be told that they didn’t have any! The range of toppings aren’t great. The pizzas are okay when you get them.

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All a bit strange, open for coffee 8am so in we go A table of people are already seated with jugs of water and Waitress taking order. We go to counted and are told coffees only so take a seat. Wait and see coffees being...More

Thank Havefun830
Patrick_Volk, Guest Relations Manager at Pancake Rocks Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Aliens, thanks for your feedback. Yes we open the cafe at 8am till 8.30 only for coffee and our full breakfast menu is available form 8.30! For tour group bookings in advance we serve breakfast earlier . The water served to the group is...More

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Hendrik K
3 January 2017|
Response from coogee3 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in November, the coffee was not up to the standards we had come to expect in the places we visited in NZ's South Island. We had lattes or cappuccino every day and this was the first time we had encountered... More
Hendrik K
3 January 2017|
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Response from INGER-UK-NZ | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
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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