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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

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Mexican, Organic, New Zealand
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33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
03 319-6971
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Best in Kaikoura

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
mary h
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Picton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Picton, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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457 reviews 457 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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79 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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: Mexican, Organic, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?