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Stationhouse Cafe

40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7845, New Zealand
+64 3-738 0158
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“scallops” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7845, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at the cafe before getting the train back to Christchurch. The view was amazing and the food was really good. The steak sandwich I had was probably the best I have had - steak was so tender and the mushroom gravy was...More

Thank happybos
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Got off the tranzalpine train in Moana & headed straight for the cafe. It has a lovely location just above the train station with excellent views out over Lake Brunner. We had an excellent couple of cappuccinos & a bowl of wedges while enjoying the...More

Thank ferrellius
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Even though I live here in NZ I’ve never ever had a decent whitebait fritter. This is a delicacy most common on the West Coast of the South Island where the whitebait are most plentiful. Order this dish in a city restaurant and you pay...More

Thank BlueDisk
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Brought out our coffee, but we changed our mind and decided to have it to go (a pain, I know, but it happens, usually no big deal). Lady brings us a to go cup and just hands it to us... Like, really? I know it's...More

6  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped by chance and fantastic. Only had coffee and scones with jam and cream. VERY nice. Staff really nice and very informative with info and directions. Place spotless and owners obviously love what they do. A very pretty place to enjoy morning tea.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Stopped off for a late lunch. The Cafe wasn't busy,and had all the attention. Ordered a meal and a beer which was promptly served. Found the cafe very pleasant, with good views of the lake and the railway station.

Thank 62Peter1952
Reviewed 18 March 2018

After a terrible nights sleep at Hotel Brunner breakfast was definitely needed before the 4hr journey, nice clean looks like family run place, busy at 9am took a seat ordered 2 big breakfasts, Tea & fresh juice, took a while as very busy, breakfast arrived...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 16 March 2018

My husband & I stopped by the Stationhouse Cafe for an early dinner but they weren't serving dinner yet. So we got a few snacks & drinks & sat on the outdoor patio & enjoyed the views of the Lake & the train Station. When...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Enjoyed the hospitality there for over a week and think of the staff as friends because that's what happened. The food was delicious: I enjoyed scallops, whitebait sandwiches, pork belly and so on. Main course dinner accompanied by real roast vegetables rather than boring salad...More

Thank Koekoea
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We stayed in Moana for a week for each of the last two years, and visited the Stationhouse Cafe nearly every day for coffee, lunch, and dinner. The view is unbeatable, a panorama of the lake ringed by mountains in all their many moods. The...More

Thank Tauhou
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7845, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Moana
  • Phone Number: +64 3-738 0158
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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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