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Astro Cafe

Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6007
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Superb view, but service is quite slow and messy. Ordered 3 flat whites, 1 came extremely white and diluted... Which at one glance, looks totally different from the other 2 cups. But I guess server was hoping we would ignore it, like how she does......More

Thank Vicky_TWK
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to write the Astro Cafe a review. We ware thrilled you enjoyed the excellent view from the summit of Mt. John - it truly is sublime. We are disappointed to hear that you were underwhelmed with your...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Make sure to check his little cafe out, their lunch menu is worth a try. We especially loved the fish and chips.More

Thank Kelly B
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, We wish to thank you for your kind comments. We would just like to clarify, the Astro Cafe menu does not include Fish & Chips, but nevertheless we thank you for your time to write a review of the Astro Cafe. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The view from the cafe is of course quite lovely and worth the trek and fee to drive up the hill. We were expecting better food based on our guidebook, but the fare disappointed. My bagel and sun-dried tomato actually ended up tasting okay, but...More

Thank nachty
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your visit to the Astro Cafe. We are thrilled to learn that you made your way to the summit of Mt. John, regardless of if you chose to drive or hike, you...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great coffee and a range of cabinet food. Beautiful views overlooking Lake Tekapo village, the lake and mountains. You do have to pay to drive up Mount John but you can instead take the not to strenuous hike up. It takes about an hour and...More

Thank ZaraGwen
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your brilliant review. We must agree with your comments on the excellent views overlooking the Mackenzie basin - it truly is sublime. Our favourite thing about where the Astro Cafe lies, is the changing seasons. The scenery changes and evolves...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The views here are absolutely breathtaking! I would highly recommend a visit here for anyone who is travelling to New Zealand. Although the cafe is a little over priced, the food was good.More

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Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your excellent 5 star review. We have passed on your feedback to our team – we are delighted that you had a great experience with our team at the Astro Café and do hope that you can revisit us again,...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 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 !More

Thank huileng s
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your comments for your time at the Astro Cafe, situated at the University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory. We are appreciative of your kind recommendations for others to visit us at the Astro Cafe. Visiting us by hiking or driving,...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

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 inflatedMore

Thank CaravannersDandK
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with our team. We are delighted you chose to use the free Mt. John walkways, a great hike to truly experience the beauty of Lake Tekapo. We are thrilled that you tried one...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

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.More

Thank jimcar2017
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your excellent 5 star Trip Advisor review. Here at the Astro Cafe, our team are proud of the roles they play in visitor experiences. Often going above and beyond for each customer, it is always excellent for them to receive...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

Thank DownSouthWattos
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear such great comments on our fresh food selection here at the Astro Cafe. All feedback is valued and we want to thank you for visiting us at the Astro cafe, we hope you...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank Supers_2
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your valued feedback. It is unfortunate that you felt the pricing on our freshly baked and prepared food selection, was a little high during your visit to beautiful Lake Tekapo. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the 360° views, only...More

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kilgs
hey, do you have ,any gluten free options
25 August 2016|
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Response from Ayshilin V | Reviewed this property |
They do have gluten free options :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, 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
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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