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Astro Cafe

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€€ - €€€
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6007
10:00 - 17:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great view , food is not bad at reasonable price. If you are looking for a place to relax with great view and nice hot chocolate, this is strongly recommended !

Thank huileng s
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After walking up to the summit this cafe was a welcome sight. We had carried our own food but very much enjoyed their coffee. Surprisingly, for a summit cafe, the prices were not particularly inflated

Thank CaravannersDandK
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

well worth the $8.00 toll to drive up the hill. Everyone friendly and good food and coffee. The views are exceptional over Tekapo, the Alps and the Mackenzie Basin.

Thank jimcar2017
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97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent fresh cafe food to be eaten inside or out. Yummy fresh rolls, in fact the best I had whilst in NZ.

Thank DownSouthWattos
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Expensive meal here. A toasted sandwich costs $10 while a coffee is $5.50. Add to that the road use cost of $8, and your lunch is on the pricey side. Having said that, the primary reason for coming here is the amazing 360 views you get of the area.

Thank Supers_2
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, cakes and coffee in the most amazing environment - we watched the weather roll in all around us and walked off the best carrot cake ever!

Thank HScarfaze
Waimate, New Zealand
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to call in here for a coffee but didn't need to see the 'attraction' as I'd been before - you have to pay at the bottom of the hill to get up to the top - didn't bother as I had water with me anyway but think the cafe may be missing out on business although I can fully... More 

Thank JohnTheWine
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Astro Cafe on our last day in New Zealand. The views were absolutely stunning. Coffee was great, food options limited but tasty. Had the pesto bagel and the highly recommended carrot cake.

Thank Michelle F
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fre ebrownie included with night tour of the observatory. We were told to try the carrot cake, so we stopped in after our hike up the ext day. Indeed, the carrot cake is super :-)

Thank matthewra
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited menu at this stunning little gem of a cafe. I think the $8 charge to drive up is a bit greedy. The view on a clear day just can't be beat.

Thank Sarshy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6007
Astro Cafe on top of Mt John, beside the Mt John Observatory. Operated by Earth and Sky Limited, with office situated in Lake Tekapo township.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?