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All 39 Kaikoura Restaurants

Hislops Wholefood Cafe

33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
03 319-6971
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Ranked #7 of 39 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: New Zealand, Organic
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wow – amazing Seafood Chowder - this was the best – great texture and it was all seafood and vegetables that still had some bite – and not a lump of floury liquid in site!! The taste was outstanding, will definitely have to have it again for lunch some other time. The only issue I had with the meal was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Only open for the weekends during the winter but I was lucky enough to be there when they were open. Great breakfast and the best earl grey I have ever tasted ... maybe had bergamot or jasmine with it .... a must for a cold windy winter's day :)

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A lovely cafe with a great range of lunch items. We arrived about 2.30 for lunch and were told they served until 3pm which was helpful! I ordered the roasted veg salad and my husband the lentil burger. Both dishes were fresh, vibrant, well presented and best of all tasty without too much guilt! The young girl who served us... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very pleasant, personal service. Food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Would go again.

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had dinner here with the family and we were very happy. Good food and good service, overall a very pleasant evening.

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Bemen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We came here due to heavy rain and a recommendation of our travel guide. And this was no mistake at all but just an excellent and tasty experience! Go there and enjoy the warm welcome and the breathtaking food and drinks! Loving it!!

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NewZealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Hislops feels like an old friend the minute you walk in the door ,decor a bit like Mum and Dads place ,friendly staff who you feel you've run into before somewhere . Altogether very warm and welcoming. There is an excellent menu suitable for most tastes with the emphasis on healthy options almost underscored.Fear not ,we are not mad greenies... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We ended up at Hislops Wholefood Cafe on a cold, rainy night purely by accident, and I'm so glad we did. While the name implies an emphasis on health foods, have no fear: This is in no way at the expense of culinary expertise. In fact, the Cafe really hits the sweet spot by offering delicious, skillfully-prepared and presented dishes... More

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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We only wanted a light lunch but everything in Hislops looked more than appetising and good for you to boot! My husband had a huge bowl of mixed salad full of interesting things while I had some tasty chowder and excellent bread. And it didn't break the bank.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stopped there before so happy to find open. Had BLAT and coffee and both very nice. Good to see good selection of gluten free food - all well identified and while not me I have many friends who need GF food. Clean rest-room.

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