Christchurch and Canterbury Restaurants

Powerhouse Cafe and Restaurant

  • 8 Jacks Pass Rd. Map It
  • Hanmer Springs
  • Café

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Now a popular café for locals, the Powerhouse building used to contain a small hydroelectric generator that supplied power to the old Queen Mary Hospital and a few streetlights. It opens at 8 am with a great brunch menu to suit all tastes—from a hearty high-country breakfast to huevos rancheros to the Highland Fling (porridge with a "wee lick o'whisky liqueur, blow-torched to caramelized perfection"). There's home baking, and the food has a healthy, fresh feel about it with wonderful salads using local ingredients.

Restaurant Information


8 Jacks Pass Rd., Hanmer Springs, Canterbury, 7334, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner Sun.–Fri.

Published 08/30/2016


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