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96 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone...
Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone 033196777
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food, reasonably priced

A good selection of food, clean, next to white morph hotel. Friendly polite staff, nice coffee. Recommend this cafe for lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A good selection of food, clean, next to white morph hotel. Friendly polite staff, nice coffee. Recommend this cafe for lunch.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were travelling through Kaikoura and needed a break and caffeine. This is a great place to stop. The staff are friendly and the food range is good. The coffee hit the spot and the cafe is clean with a lovely outdoor area on warmer days. Obviously there are plenty of activities for people looking for adventure available here. I... More 

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Wales
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189 reviews 189 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

excellent food, good service.seating inside and out. They have a good range of food including an excellent breakfast.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The service was great, just like the food. Highly recommend. Will be back when we next visit. So close to the beach as well.

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Redondo Beach, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed next door at the Whitw Morph and this cafe was perfect. Great coffee & pastries. Excellent sandwiches & soup at lunch. Friendly staff and they really hustle to keep all the customers happy. Several inside tables and many more outside. Right across the road from the beach.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

busy, busy, busy, the only words to describe this centre and cafe. The staff are so patient, they can find something for everyone's taste and you will be hard pushed to beat this place in Kaikoura.

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Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped to have a coffee before leaving the village. The place was nice, clean, with toilets. The terrace is nice although the seagulls are around all the time, but it's normal, the sea is across the street. The coffee was good.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped off here for our lunch on the way from Christchurch to Blenheim.I had the special which was a steak sandwich, beautifully cooked and a reasonable size for the price.Staff friendly

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hamilton new zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I had breakfast here while doing a road trip. The food was very tasty and came out promptly. The seagulls can be a bit of a nuisance if sitting outside, was a little scared I was going to get pooped on, lol

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a delicious breakfast here. Try the muesli with fruit & yoghurt. croissants are hot & crisp & the bagel with smoked salmon was excellent. Good coffee too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Description

Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone 033196777

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