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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 good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“pancakes” (114 reviews)
“pizza” (42 reviews)
“pancake stack” (7 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are not many choices for eateries nearby and this one was very convenient to the Pancake Rocks walk. The food and drink options are aplenty, and everything was delicious. The inside is very cozy and modern. Even the music playlist was enjoyable! However, the...More

Thank mbaumgartl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our tour of the Pancake Rocks on a cold and overcast October morning we ran across the street into the Pancake Rocks Cafe to warm up. The place is quite large. You order your food at the counter and then pick it up when...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We are here early one morning after visiting the Pulaski rocks and we had some delicious pancakes and a big breakfast. The cappuccino was amazing as well. The restaurant is somewhat small yet cozy and has a gift store inside it. A great stop after...More

Thank shutter_bug1971
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Shocking service, extremely tasteless food, coffees were sub par. Lots of staff with no clue what they are doing. Certainly had the b team on board that day. I hate to give such a poor rating but something needs to change. Hopefully this place takes...More

Thank Gareth V
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

It’s only the fact that this cafe is located across the road from the Pancake Rocks that it’s still in business. The food is ridiculously overpriced and the service is appalling. Myself and my partner arrived at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. The place was...More

Thank hproxnz
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after blowhole walk for a coffee and toilet stop. Good brew of hot chocolate but you pay over $5 for very small size.

Thank Nikki D
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Had to wait 20 minutes at least for a takeaway coffee, seemed to have no system re: ordering / making them. Don't deliver drinks or food to your table either even though lots of staff. Scone super yum and fresh and coffee was nice but...More

Thank Antarisha
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We stopped here for lunch after doing the blowhole walk and the sandwich we had was large and tasty, and the service and atmosphere was very good.b

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Even though the owner/manager was closing the cafe and two small busloads of tourists were still coming in, she served our very late coffee and lunch/snack quickly and with a pleasant smile and chat about other places on the West Coast. The prices seemed high...More

Thank Dojii
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We stopped for lunch before walking the blowhole walkway. Had pizzas and pancakes and all were enjoyed. The pancakes were light and fluffy and the bacon and banana were yummy. Pizzas were crisp base with simple toppings but tasty.

Thank micsgirl
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Nearby Attractions
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
1,753 reviews
.06 km away
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1.14 km away
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.63 km away
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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