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Pancake Rocks Cafe Restaurant

Statehighway 6 4300 Coast Road RD 1, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1122
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“pancakes” (114 reviews)
“pizza” (41 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

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great on a winters day with a storm outside, Good cafe food, Good efficient service. A place I visit whenever I am driving between Greymouth and Westport

Thank SL_NZ1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After touring through the Pancake Rocks we wanted lunch. This place has several kinds of sandwiches, pizzas and ice cream. They also have juice and soft drinks. There is seating indoors and outdoors. Prices are reasonable.

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

it is my boyfriends 27th birthday so we did a trip to the west coast and this is the last place that we visited!! had pancakes straight after seeing pancake rocks, no crowds at all at 0840am i think we were the first customers ....More

Thank Shelathexplorer
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to have a coffee while at Punakiki. We were happy with the coffee and the louise cake the price however was a little over the top, in fact this was the most we have ever paid for a coffee anywhere!!

Thank VW-Foodies
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We used the Cafe as a meeting place for some of the tours were we taking. The staff at the Cafe was very accommodating. The gift shop is nice and well stocked with memorabilia of the Pancake Rocks and Blowhole. We also met up with...More

Thank Floyd C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The bacon, banana and maple syrup pancakes were stacked high and very tasty. Also great woodfire pizza with a thin base. Good value for money.

Thank Hatzidis
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A horrible dumping ground for other peoples rubbish. Greasy unwashed furniture and the staff were so grumpy.

Thank tat2jules
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Nearby Attractions
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
1,707 reviews
.06 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
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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