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“Food good, view out of this world”
Review of Astro Cafe

Astro Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast
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.
Reviewed 30 June 2014

food was good, we waited a bit for it. but if you were in heaven, would you complain about the wait? i am guessing no. i would have waited all night. the view is out of this world.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

After a spectacular car ride (about 10 minutes from LT) we arrived at the Cafe. What to say about the view? See al the other reviews (and some of our pictures).
It is not obvious that a famous attraction has a good cafe or restaurant (people will come anyway). But at Astro the quality of food and drinks are TOP! Great coffees, smoothies and muffins! And on top of it a friendly Marianne to serve us.

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Thank Henry W
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

The view from Astro is just stunning. It is at an observatory after all, so you'd expect nothing less. So when the coffee and cakes also taste good it makes for a lovely experience. When we arrived, they'd just started using a strong blend of Jungle Coffee. Despite the negative feedback they'd apparently received from overseas travellers, we thought it was great and we love our coffee. He service was tops. We were approached by staff who spoke with us for some time about. coffee before leaving us to enjoy the view. I thoroughly recommend a visit to Astro. We will be back.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

If you visit Tekapo in the Mackenzie District of South Island New Zealand, you must experience the stunning and ethereal view from this unique glass walled and roofed cafe that sits 300m on the mountainside above the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo.

The friendly staff provide fine fresh fare from a small but varied snack menu and there are some very tasty home-made cakes accompanied by great coffee – probably some of the best I’ve tasted on my travels.

The only problem is that on a fine sunny day, you may want to linger up here, away from the madding crowds in the town below.

But, beware of the very winding, narrow and steep road you have to negotiate to get there.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

i had a choco ice blended while enjoying the lovely views. go in the day to enjoy the view of the lake tekapo town :D

Thank peacex
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