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Powerhouse Cafe

8 Jacks Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 5252
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, 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 via mobile

We loved this cafe and the food. Was really accomodating to my dietary requirements (vegan) and the staff were so friendly 😊

Thank Nerys V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived still in time for brunch and we found an outdoor table thankfully for the outdoor heater. Brunch menu was substantial and we liked all that we ordered.

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weekend trip away for winning a company competition, we all had high hopes which were quickly dashed on arrival. Weren’t seated together and very un-accomodating. Treated more of an inconvenience than paying customers. Even accused of smuggling in our own wine when waiter had delivered...More

Thank YeahBaby1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been told this place - DELIVERED - unfortunately for us it didn't this weekend. I ordered the Powerhouse Salad which was described as ...... containing seeds(yes), nuts(NO), brown rice (yes), AVOCADO (there was none), with a lime & ? dressing but goddness knows where...More

Thank Airportguesthouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always fabulous food and great coffee, all meals are delicious and dietary requirements are always met, highly recommend

Thank bowdomain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a busy little cafe serving restaurant level food. Flavours are perfectly balanced. Don’t worry if there is a big queue as the service is fast and friendly.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditionally a reliable place to eat the food standards appear to have dropped, still great coffee though

Thank Hannahbrie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Hanmer for a day trip over the long weekend and had planned to have brunch at Powerhouse Cafe. We arrived to a cafe three quarters full but were told that we couldn’t have a menu as the kitchen weren’t taking any more...More

Thank Bonstar78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very busy cafe and any wonder why as the service and meals are excellent and delivered promptly. Lovely Omelettes and tasty/hot coffee (don't forget to order a large cup) Quite a unique cafe as he name suggests and not very large in space for...More

Thank smiley012016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I are staying in Hanmer at the moment and have had lunch one day at PH and then breakfast the following day. On the lunch day I had the haloumi salad which was nice enough but overall not that tasty. No unpleasant flavours...More

Thank kristabel2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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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