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Astro Cafe

Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6007
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (32 reviews)
“cakes” (40 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Mt John | Godley Peaks Road, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

have something to eat and drink and marvel at the scenery below. Spectacular 360 degree vista, especially the view from another angle of the church of the good shepherd in Tekapo below. Great camera opportunities

Thank 668waynem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great view! We came here during the day and it was beautiful! They had a lot of seating for the cafe and it can be crowded, but still it’s a big place and you can find seatings anywhere outside the restaurant. Try out...More

Thank awjose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe has good coffee and smoothies. Food is ok and usually something nice in cabinets even though it is busy. Good place to stop after hiking up to the top.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very windy on the day we went up to Mt. John Observatory so we didn't get to sit outside to enjoy the view. The cafe was very crowded that day and we were lucky to have a table. All staff were busy and...More

Thank Penrapee R
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your visitor experience with our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed many elements of your visit - including the wide selection of sweet & savoury food on offer at the Astro Cafe! The Astro...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view was just amazing but the restaurant lacked lot of food items and it took them a lot of time even to serve coffeeMore

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

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your visitor experience with our team. We are disappointed that you left our facilities, with anything but a ‘perfect’ experience. It is unfortunate that during your time at the Astro Cafe, situated at the University...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little disappointed with this place. The views were epic, granted, however you have to pay 8 dollars to get to the cafe (which we were happy to do) and then once there it was completely packed with tourists. The cafe was pretty expensive (around...More

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

Kia ora, Thank you for sharing your personal experience during your visit to our facilities, at the University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory. We are pleased that you chose to use the Mt. John Access Road - an excellent and convenient way to access the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is really easy to put five points to this place because they have something that nobody else has, an stunning view. But I didn’t pay for the view I payed for coffee, service and food which nothing was good. I work in a restaurant close...More

Thank AntoineLeBlanc1975
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to our facilities. Here at the Astro Cafe, situated at the University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory, we take pride in all areas of our daily duties and tasks. It is unfortunate...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A great place for a well deserved rest after hiking up Mt John. Unfortunately I can’t give 5 stars as we waited for ages only to realise our order had been misplaced. This was made up for with a free desert though which was very...More

Thank Ben H
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your visit to our facilities here in Lake Tekapo. It is great to read that you chose to use the free Mt. John Walkways - a brilliant way to enjoy the true beauty of the...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

A must do!! We were short on time so we drove up to the cafe instead of the 3hr return hike. There is a fee of $8 to drive up the road but we’ll worth it. The cafe serves amazing coffee (expensive $5.50!) and delicious...More

Thank Nicjane15
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Kia ora, We want to thank you for your kind review regarding your recent visit to the Astro Cafe, situated at the University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory. It is great to read that you choose to use the Mt. John Access Road to visit...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

A small cafe on top of Mt John. We had coffee and a slice of chocolate cake. Decent enough. You go there not for the cafe but for the views.More

Thank Amitabh211
Astro_Cafe, General Manager at Astro Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent visitor experience with our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed the panoramic views, seen only at the University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory. We are pleased you chose to sample a sweet treat...More

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Pita2409
18 November 2017|
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Response from birdman222015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay I think it best to check with the cafe directly I live in Christchurch not Tekapo.... check this web site earthandsky/astro-cafe Cheers and happy holidays Enjoy the views and the night sky... More
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Jussy_11
3 November 2017|
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Response from Ivar1970 | Reviewed this property |
Eriikita answerd all your question allready, the only ting to know is that you have to Pay 9 nzd to drive up! Enjoy your trip! And the drive to Wanaka!
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CrisMag2014
24 August 2017|
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Response from 5robs91 | Reviewed this property |
Every time we go we have not had a problem getting a table. They have both inside and outside eating areas.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
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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