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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 7795
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Ranked #5 of 60 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Brisbane
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is the place to eat or have a drink! Good atmosphere and you may even bump into the Wizard of Wanaka.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lovely breakfast served outside with spectacular views. Awesome service and overall reasonably well priced. Will be back again.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Loved this place for a quiet little drink, feed and beer. Service is friendly, reasonably priced and the place is always packed with customers. Great location right opposite the lake. Hands down the best coffee we had in the South Island. We'll be back next time

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GlobalKiwi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Super friendly staff, lovely beer, great food, nice vibe, very chillaxed and friendly punters too. 10/10 for pre mountain feasting, or post-adventure story telling.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved the food. My husband said it was the best burger he had eaten and many gluten free options. Downside as usual in NZ is that smoking is still permitted in outdoor dining areas, NOT cool for non smokers or families. NZ seriously needs to address this issue.

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Ellenborough, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Prior to setting off on the 30 minute drive to the slopes at Cardrona, I'd pop in here for a very nice coffee at 07.15 every morning.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is the spot to be after being on the snow all day. Watch the sunset with a mulled wine or beer. Coffee is great and less crowded early in the mornings. How could you go past a place with a name like this?

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place was very busy but they fit us in for breakfast on a weekday. Very nice breakfast and the coffee was memorable. In a good way!

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Canberra, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This cafe and bar has a very good vibe. The service was pretty average though. After a 10 minute wait to place an order none of the two bar attendees knew what sort of cakes were on display, breaking a cardinal sin of 'know the food you are selling'. Fortunately for these two dim sums the food that came out... More

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Perth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just stopped in for a quick drink. Great place to hang out with both tourists and locals. Staff and customers were very friendly as we sipped our very local wine and watched the weather come across the lake. Will definitely be back

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