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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

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New Zealand
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33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
03 319-6971
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 104
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
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  • 6
    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
Great coffee

Lovely family friendly cafe, great whole foods and local produce. Cool building. Easy place to stop going through kaikoura

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Taryn1978
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely family friendly cafe, great whole foods and local produce. Cool building. Easy place to stop going through kaikoura

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Thank Taryn1978
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for breakfast. Healthy fresh food choices, great coffee. Outdoor seating on the veranda is lovely summer option. Staff are a little too laid back, but the place has a nice vibe.

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Thank John T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food. Excellent service. Had dinner and then breakfast the next day and we were fully satisfied with both meals. Would gladly go there again!

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Thank Jenna R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ALWAYS stop here when in town. The veg burger stack is healthy and delicious (with a great pattie) and there's typically a good range of vegan desserts. Soups are tasty too.

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Thank Mark R
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Best coffee of our 2 week trip. And friendly staff - which is something we struggled to find in other cafes in the town.

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Thank SharonandSean
Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It's always a pleasure to see vegan food on a menu, and interesting at that! Good for you food that tastes great :)

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Thank Wellywearer
Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Has a great range of organic and locally sourced options for various dietary requirements. Very tasty. Great coffee too. You can also buy a small range of food and skincare products including the flour they make their bread with. It's also a nice atmosphere to sit in or outside

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The cakes were nice. However the service was atrocious. Whilst trying to ask some questions, we were directed to the menu and told to read the menu as she couldn't answer any questions. Received the coffee and couldn't drink it. It might as well have been hot milk only.

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Thank Dyxj R
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

The meal was delicious. I would definitely recommend- just don't so what I did and assume the bill would be right. I did calculations in my head later on and there is no way it could have been right. I was overcharged 15-20 dollars. What a shame.

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Thank Mullen89
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I really enjoyed the seafood chowder. It is served with their homemade bread & butter. The bread was very very good. I spotted multi-grain and some other nuts in them. I feel healthier just eating there. Would return for more bread and soup.

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Thank Andrew P

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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: New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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