Location and getting there
Located on Coast Rd, Punakaiki 4300, New Zealand, the Pancake Rocks Cafe is across the road from the famous Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki. I stopped here with a friend for an evening meal before visiting the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.
Even though the cafe is famous for its pancakes, I ordered the soup of the day while my friend had fish and chips. The quality of the food was standard, and the serving was generous. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options.
The staff was nice and friendly.
I think the cafe is over-priced or perhaps it is the touristy location that makes them charge more. A meal of fish and chips for $24.50 was a bit expensive.
I liked the ambiance and interiors of the cafe with a lot of natural light and plants. There is also a gift shop adjacent to the cafe where you can shop for souvenirs.