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Station House Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Pub
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40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7801, New Zealand
+64 3-738 0158
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the area for a few days and decided to give this restaurant a try for dinner, after previously pausing for a decent morning coffee there. The meal was barely passable; the scallops may have died of natural causes, but at least we were not unwell the next day. As another reviewer has commented, there is not much... More 

Thank Halcyon702
Management response:

We are sorry you feel this way, but when asked how your meals were you had just said they are not what you expected and not like the ones from australia. we do not have access to the same quality of seafood here as australia More 

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were travelling to Greymouth from Christchurch and stop by for lunch. It was very cosy as it was a rainy day. The soup were great (big serving for us), other food were not bad, price is reasonable. We also went around the cafe taking pictures.

Thank Trumpboyer86
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relations visited Station House with their 3 year old boy who has severe allergies. They all ordered something except for their boy who they had to take food for, the owner came over and said that they weren't allowed to bring in food as "it's not the thing to do", once they had explained that he had allergies the response... More 

Thank danielle81311
Management response:

We are sorry you feel this way. The polite thing to do would have been to ask when ordering your coffees if it was ok to bring in food for the 3 yr old because of allergies and then it would have been fine. You did not order any food so we cannot see how you can say it is... More 

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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Driving through was desperate for a coffee and found this place with a fantastic view over lake brunner. Would loved to have stay for lunch and sit on the verandah and soak up the sun but it wasn't to be. We had friendly service and were pleased to find a gluten free muffin. Coffee was fantastic.

Thank Pieter S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lovely atmosphere. Lovely meal. Nice conversation with the friendly owners re the area and the West Coast. Been here before and will defnitely come back.

1 Thank Elise O
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

In a nutshell: a SMELLY processed meat pattie in a dinner roll with lettuce tomato and mayo: $25. A complete waste of money. On the other hand there isn't much of a choice in the vicinity and these guys know how to abuse it.

2 Thank farhan s
Management response:

One of your party had special dietry needs and needed a meal not on our menu, which we prepared for her. Also our waitress asked if everything was alright with your meals and you said yes. You had the opportunity then to say so if anything was wrong. More 

Hokitika, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Unbelievably bad food, extremely rude owners. As a proud West Coaster, this place is an embarrassment, the owners are terrible ambassadors for the traditionally warm hospitality of the West Coast people. Please save your money and bring a picnic to enjoy at the beautiful Lake Brunner. My wife, baby and I drove over an hour to try this place for... More 

2 Thank josephkeodahwalker
Management response:

We are sorry you feel this way. The Steak sandwich is our most popular lunch meal, with no complaints until now. You complained as soon as the meal was placed in front of you without even trying it first and then only left a couple of chips behind when finished. As for dressings and condiments, the sandwich came with a... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place is a hidden gem. Great view, service and food. cannot understand why there is not more advertising or directions to this café.

Thank jcsas
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect breakfast. Hubby had full breakfast and I had eggs benedict with salmon - no complaints here!! Nice strong coffee just a tad too warm. Friendly staff and awesome views

Thank Hegleys
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Jans cooking is always first class. Been going here for years, meals, drinks and company always first class.

Thank brownlee2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7801, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Moana
  • Phone Number: +64 3-738 0158
Great views of Lake Brunner. Indoor and outdoor seating. Three hour stop over on the trans alpine train. Full Bar. Open at 9am for Breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea. Great Coffee and Tea. Variety of muffins and scones. Close to some gret walks in Moana

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