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Powerhouse Cafe

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8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
08:00 - 15:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After strolling the Main Street looking at all the eateries we decided to walk down a side street. To our delight we came across this lovely well patronised cafe with both an indoor and outdoor areas. We both ordered Eggs Bene and not only were they perfectly prepared, they must rate amongst the best we have ever had. The service... More 

Thank Bigrinkles
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After an hour or son in the hot springs, and before setting off to Christchurch, we went here for lunch at the recommendation of a lady in one of the shops. What a great recommendation - the Eggs Benedict have to be the best we have ever had, beautifully presented as well. The staff knowledge of the wine on offer... More 

Thank Gillian C
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

our hotel receptionist recommended the power house cafe as a nice breakfast destination for our Sunday morning brunch. The 2 of us arrived at the power house cafe at about 0945. we took an empty table before realizing that the 2 staff working the floor were not interested in engaging with us at any level. i therefore decided to line... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Gluten-free was no problem here - lots of options as well as great healthy smoothies. Would definitely visit again if we're in the area.

Thank nwhite83
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice cafe with good food but everything was huge and rich. If that's your taste by all means go but for a lighter breakfast or lunch that does not require cholesterol fighting assistance dine elsewhere.

Thank David R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff who answered any weird request we made especially about where to borrow a trailer Now that is customer service ! Thanks guys

Thank Pggwrightson B
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used the cafe for both breakfast and lunch. Both excellent and the staff really friendly. Eggs benedict for breakfast was perfectly cooked and not overloaded with hollandaise. Really nice salads for lunch. Great place for casual eating.

Thank Stephen T
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What yummy food! Really small, but utterly scrumptious food. Caters for both adults and kids. The staff were so kind and thoughtful and advised us of other places to eat on our trip throughout New Zealand.

Thank Sarah D
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice cafe opposite the hot springs. Loads of veggie options but not all are marked with a V on the menu so you just have to read through it. Only negative was the veggie burger had too many flavours - aside from the patty it had tomatoes, onion relish, marinated tofu, lettuce, a cinnamon flavoured bap, green pesto on... More 

Thank SCochrane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation. Great service and food. Melissa and Lynn were exceptionally efficient and helpful. Will be returning to this venue!

Thank Pokeno8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?