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Pancake Rocks Cafe

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Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1122
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“pancakes” (122 reviews)
“pizza” (48 reviews)
“pancake stack” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location but they could do much better in the service and pricing department. Predominately foreign team members (assume WWOOFers whom aren’t paid to help or give service) . Food is over priced - as they really have a monopoly at the ‘Rocks’ . If...More

Thank nickrogers007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good coffee and good pancakes in a place that already you thinking about pancakes. It's casual and family friendly.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a bit pricey but was surprisingly delicious. We had the pancakes and pizza and were delighted with both meals. Big servings so easy to share. Bring your own water as they don't provide it.

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 20 April 2018

I had fish and chips which was beautifully presented and tasted great. Near the blow holes so great place to visit

Thank george20999
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The food was really good. We came in at the same time as two groups and were told that the wait was a bit longer. Nice to get a head's notice and the wait was worth it. The kitchen is open and we saw the...More

Thank CoanMechant
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I came here for dinner and we were glad we did. The for was very enjoyable and the staff were friendly. Nice local joint. Dinner is around $25pp

Thank petre1912
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We stopped here for a coffee and returned later for our evening meal. The food was good and we enjoyed our meal. A nice find in the middle of nowhere ... and very handy for visiting the rocks. I suspect it can get very busy...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Had dinner here one evening. The food was good and there was a "Jam Night" which added to the experience but I am not sure all the staff were quite as with it as they should have been.

Thank John T
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Quite pleasant ambiance My son said where is the meat about the meat lovers pizza! But tasted quite good “Only two rashers” on the streaky bacon pancakes... Coffee good Pleasant stop... a tad pricy But in the middle of no where so quite good.

Thank michael b
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Arrived here before noon for lunch, but already there were very few items left in the warm food cabinet which seems odd when there is a large captive tourist market passing by. Other items overpriced - admittedly large sandwiches, but $9.50; pieces of cake slice...More

Thank DaphneWillis
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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 |
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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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