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Powerhouse Cafe

8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (69 reviews)
“porridge” (19 reviews)
“kedgeree” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was just on 2pm and we sadly missed the kitchen lunch menu, so although they had cabinet food we wanted something more substantial and returned for lunch the next day. This is a small (indoor) cafe with a larger outdoor area. Weather wasn't conducive...More

Thank Kiwiscotsgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast for the whole family (including fussy young eater). Lovely, helpful staff. Highly recommend

Thank 169leannec
Reviewed 6 days ago

primo food we had brunch and everything was high quality the kids had great pancakes and French toast

Thank rarojoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for 2 takeaway coffees. Wanted small and regular but they don't do small - only regular and large. (The sizes looked the same as what I get elsewhere as small and regular.) Price was $10.50 - more than I've paid anywhere else. Very...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Powerhouse Cafe is just the best place to go for breakfast when you are staying in the thermal pool resort town, nearly two hours drive north of Christchurch. Mary is a brilliant chef and she runs the Powerhouse and she has a fantastic menu....More

Thank summerbeaches2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service, food, coffee ten out of ten. The best cafe ever. Service was amazing. Quick and efficient. Friendly staff. We went there each day we were in town

Thank _linda_sullivan_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for brunch on a Monday morning. The menu had all our usual favourites and we both enjoyed our choices - French toast with banana & bacon & poached eggs with bacon on grain bread. Service was quick & efficient. Inside seating is limited but...More

Thank retep42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most popular breakfast/brunch venues in Hanmer. On our last visit we could only secure outside seating near the carpark (the least desirable setting as it doesn't get the sun much in the morning). The menu has stayed the same for...More

Thank Channon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us intended having lunch here but as they were closing early, we had coffees and cakes instead as that is what was available to us. The lunch menu did have vegetarian options and seemed quite varied so we were disappointed on missing...More

Thank cromartylass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food average but edible. Porridge was delicious, a bit gluggy and the stewed rhubarb wasn't. Coffee was good but not mind blowing. Filled a whole.

Thank Kimberly R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Hanmer Springs
  • Phone Number: +64 3-315 5252
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