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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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  • 11
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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
Most recent review
Great coffee

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had a few coffees here and they were consistently good. Food good too and the staff were friendly. Went there for breakfast and there was a good choice. I had a toasted bagel which is all you want with a coffee sometimes!

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very conveniently situated opposite a car park, this was a great find for a fairly speedy lunch after seal watching. Good meat, excellent chips and served with salad, cheese, egg, beetroot etc etc. having now read the reviews I wish I'd had a coffee but their range of bottled organics juices was great. Be prepared to fend off seagulls if... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ordered the salmon salad for $15 and expected a small serving. Instead got served an amazing and huge salad with loads of flavour and even better - loads of salmon! The service is great, I highly recommend this place.

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whakatane
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We went for a coffee before going off to explore the area. My husband is pretty particular about his coffee and he was really impressed. After we'd been for our walk went back to have lunch and it was well worth it. The cabinet food looked lovely but we ordered from the lunch menu. The food came out quickly, and... More 

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AlAin UAE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This Quirky cafe still serves the best coffee in Kaikoura home made sausage rolls with grandmas pickle is the perfect lunch different staff but the same good service a must for a visit to Kaikoura

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I'm told that the Reserve Hut takes its name from the owners farming family and the bush huts they used, hence the quirky furnishings - like it or loath it! We stopped for coffee only glad that didn't include a longer stay with food as we chose to sit near the coffee machine extremely noisy. Great delicious coffee and very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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