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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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Organic, New Zealand
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33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
03 319-6971
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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing proper fresh food

I have seen reviews on this place and always been keen to try it out. It has an amazing selection of gluten free, dairy free and vegan food. The menu was awesome with heaps of dishes I would have happily chosen. I had the falafel salad and my friend had the lentil burger, neither are things I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Emma W
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I have seen reviews on this place and always been keen to try it out. It has an amazing selection of gluten free, dairy free and vegan food. The menu was awesome with heaps of dishes I would have happily chosen. I had the falafel salad and my friend had the lentil burger, neither are things I would normally order... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Says it all. Poor coffee and badly made with indifferent service. Food was OK but how did it get to be Number 6 on the recommended list?

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had several meals here while staying in Kaikoura and found everything delicious - the fish chowder was exceptionally tasty and packed with goodies. We also had an excellent seafood pasta - thoroughly recommended if you're in Kaikoura.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This cafe is very nice, great interior and atmosphere. The steak sandwich on the lunch menu is great, comes with garlic bread, onion marmalade, chips and of course steak, they are all amazing. Will definitely be back to try other meals

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful meal, great staff . Was the best meal we had in Kaikoura by far . Staff were friendly and gave us advice for the rest of our trip around the main land

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Strongly recommend this. Wonderful staff. Outstanding menu for dinner! Try the veggie lasagna, the boysenberry crumble, and pretty much anything on the menu. Good wines list. Local honey for sale is worth buying too. Loved this spot

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great reception as soon as I walked in the door. The coffee and food were excellent! I had the big breakfast and it was all delicious - especially the hash browns. The lovely waitress with the pink hair is an absolute star and really makes this place a fun, enjoyable restaurant to visit. I HIGHLY recommend :-)

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Kingwood, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Food was fresh and delicious. Waitress was friendly and attentive. Tried to go for dinner but they were booked. Went for lunch the next day and enjoyed the outdoor seating area.

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South Island, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Favorite Kaikoura restaurant. Portions a bit small but always quality and delicious. Fresh produce and high quality tasty food. Satisfaction and fun and comfortable atmosphere. Waiters can sometimes be a bit pushy and nervous and may want to let customers come in and relax for a few minutes before inundating them with questions. As usual, it is always good to... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Overall the food was a disappointment. I had a lamb dish. The meat was a bit fatty and slightly overcooked. I prefer it pink on the inside. The sauce was delicious. The spring roll stuffed with squash was terrible. It lacked seasoning and the roll itself was tough. The beans and peppers were delicious. My partner had the groper. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: 03 319-6971

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: Organic, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?