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Station House Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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40 Koe Street | Moana, Moana 7801, New Zealand
+64 3-738 0158
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10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing blue sky autumn day and the view over lake Bruner is stunning. We are right opposite the train station so you would have seen the cafe from the alpine express if you had torn your eyes away from the lake 😀 In for a late lunch we are on our own. A friendly welcome as we peruse the extensive... More 

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Thank onerosenz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend asking for a single shot instead of the standard double. Lovely foreshore to explore and stunning views.

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Thank Joseph D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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322 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual location above the train station, but with a stunning view over Lake Brunner. Good cafe menu & friendly service.

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Thank zhuhai2007
Wales
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376 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stopped here to enjoy the scenery but sadly the weather wasn't great so we had no scenery. We decided we would have lunch here however. Soup sounded like a great idea on a wet and windy day, unfortunately they only had one soup on and it had blue cheese in which doesn't agreee with me so had to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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207 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

After a walk around the shore Lake Brunner or maybe a bit of water skiing, you can pop into the Station House Cafe for something to eat and drink. Food was delicious and so was the coffee. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Thank DaleBbB
Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Very good service, and a lovely view, but meals somewhat overpriced for what we got. At $18 my full breakfast, while very tasty, wasn't quite the hearty plate of food I was expecting. Others in our group commented similarly. Daughters whitebait sandwich got the thumbs-up, but at $18 just wasn't value for money. Left feeling a mite disappointed.

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Thank yobbo52
Christchurch, New Zealand
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325 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were sent here by the Lake Brunner Accomodation and Golf Resort. It's a simple restaurant but offering fine views over Lake Brunner. Excellent service. Very, very good homestyle cooking, using fresh ingredients and very tasty. We had a turbot and a chicken breast, both cooked perfectly and accompanied by a tasty salad and a ratatouille of vegetables. There is... More 

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Thank Karel V
Auckland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We popped into the station house for breakfast - they have a nice selection of meals and good coffee. The cafe is beautifully located by the lake and has friendly service. Give them a go when you're next staying in that beautiful part of the country!

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Thank Tristan_Coulson
Nelson, New Zealand
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229 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Called in here for a birthday breakfast. Lovely spot with really nice views of lake and right next to railway line. Food was good I had a yummy omelette and my husband had the full breakfast all up cost us $34.00 without drinks. Felt the staff weren't all that friendly though, which let the place down a bit. Expect better... More 

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Thank kiwisolargal
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Moana feeling very hungry. We could see it is a family run restaurant as there appeared to be at least two generations working there. The view of the lake was good and the service was very friendly. The food served its purpose of satisfying our hunger.

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Thank nikita p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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