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The Reserve Hutt

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72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 14
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant Brunch

Nice little place with friendly staff. Banana/bacon waffles were a real highlight. The gulls were an annoyance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
GeoffHLloyd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice little place with friendly staff. Banana/bacon waffles were a real highlight. The gulls were an annoyance.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Went in with my family. We ordered a fish, salad, and a cabinet sandwich. The food was exceedingly tasty and I would definitely go back. However, the food did take a half hour to come out, so if you're in a hurry, probably pass it up.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a fish burger with fries and Seafood chowder! They were both to die for. We heard this is the best place to get coffee in Kaikoura too, so when we come back we will not hesitate to return! Delicious! Thanks heaps to the friendly staff. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We really enjoyed the food and drink. Seafood chowder was great, but the kitchen and restroom have so many flies buzzing around which is not very pleasant.

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Picton, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Have to say this place had the best coffee and the best hot chocolate on our trip. the hot choc was espcially nice - almost had to ask them hopw they made it. The staff were very friendly and chatty. We had chicken salad which was very fresh.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is the best place for coffe in Kaikoura. The muffins are also delicious. Great service and staff great

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nice place to stop in for a coffee, we stopped there on our way through to Blenheim as i had already been recommended it for it's quality coffee. Muffins were also delicious

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Reserve coffee is good & their food too ! Friendly locals. Right in the middle of town & closest to the I-site info centre I think as well.

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Uki, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stepping out of the Intercity Bus at Kaikoura for a lunch stop, the queue in the café opposite seemed impossibly long. But a few doors up the road was the unpromising looking Reserve Hutt, which proved to provide very tasty homemade lunch food. We shared a large sized sausage roll, and a bacon and egg pie, with a delicious tangy... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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72 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

After reading the reviews, we decided to stop in here for lunch and we weren't sorry. It was the best coffee we had on our trip (I enjoyed it so much I got an extra cup to go) and we all enjoyed our lunch choices. Service was good and the whole vibe was great. There were clearly locals there too... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Don't think they have their own web site, but find them at the URL I've provided above.

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