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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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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Little Cafe

We had lunch here. The food was fresh and very tasty. Service was good and so was the coffee. A little out of the way from downtown Kaikoura but worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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fordtraveler56
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had lunch here. The food was fresh and very tasty. Service was good and so was the coffee. A little out of the way from downtown Kaikoura but worth a stop.

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Picton, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is the cafe we stop at on our way through Kaikoura. It's on the main road and easy to spot. Last visit we had a lovely bowl of wedges, made with home grown agria potatoes. Child friendly too.

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Switzerland
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484 reviews 484 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We loved the place and people working there. Coffee was always lovely and the sweet muffins my absolutely favourite. I had them every time we went to Hislops Cafe. Very friendly atmosphere. Thank you!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I had a meal here tonight and it was amazing! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. The service was outstanding and the waitresses were lovely n even made the effort to have a conversation with you. I had the seafood fettuccini and the apple and boysenberry strudel. Both outstanding and both very tasty. A little more pricey than... More 

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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went there for brunch and were not disappointed. All the food is organic and although prices were a bit on the high side the food was presented well and was very tasty.

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Christchurch
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48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We called into Hislops on the way to Nelson for a coffee and bite to eat. Very warm welcome and didn't have to wait long for coffee so we could continue on our journey. There is a large range of food and drink in a relaxing setting so yo can pop in and out or stay for a whole meal... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Came here for the chowder and wasn't disappointed. Bit expensive with 18dollars a bowl and charging an extra dollar for an extra slice of bread, bit mean!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of the good reviews and we had a vegan in our group. They had nice vegan dishes in addition to the lamp chops and fish gumbo which very good. Service was awful. Took 20 minutes to bring the bread. One of entrees showed up very late. Had a wine by the glass that had gone... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about Hislops Wholefood Cafe

Address: 33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 319-6971
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: Organic, New Zealand

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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