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All 63 Wanaka Restaurants

Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 7795
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Ranked #4 of 63 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Yorkshire
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Friendly staff, cosy environment and the breakfast we had, bacon and eggs on toast was delicious, and good value too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Found it using Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. Fantastic flavours in the burger. The iced chocolate was super rich. A good selection of beers to choose from too, if you were after one.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had brunch here and it was fantastic. They serve laksa all day and it was one of the best we've had. Everything is fresh and healthy. I also wish we had time to sample the awesome beers they had on tap

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had dinner, followed by breakfast the next morning, and Morning tea at Kai we enjoyed it so much. Pulled beef burger - delicious. Coffee beans are Supreme and well made. Tasty treats available on the counter also (cheese scones, GF choc brownie). Oh and their GF bread and buns are fabulous!! Best I've had yet. This chilled out cafe... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Cool place nice to sit outside. Beer is nice and cold some good kiwi brews as well as overseas. Wedges are awesome value for money huge bowl for $10 !

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Wanaka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Personally this is my favourite cafe in Wanaka as it excels in all categories. The best coffee in town (Supreme) and a wonderful selection on both the menu and in the cabinet, the food is always fresh, looks and tastes great and is value for money. The service is outstanding and if and when possible we usually choose an outside... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Mostly went for the coffee or happy hour here in the winter time. You have to be a bit hearty to be on the outside tables during the winter, but its still a great atmosphere whether it is coffee in the morning/midday or a drink after a day on the slopes. It got a great local and tourist vibe. Can... More 

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tauranga
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

stopped here for bruch a popular local eatery food was very fresh and tasty coffee was good the service outstanding

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stopped by to have coffee and some brekky. Although it was quite busy, labour day long weekend, our eggs and bacon with hash browns were delicious, and very filling. Thumbs up for the coffee as well, we had to wait a little, but it was definately worth it!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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192 reviews 192 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Café with the most prime position on the Wanaka water front. You had better get there early to avoid the crowds. Excellence in every aspect screams out owner/operator in residence. Great coffee and great food. Definitely worth the stop.

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Additional Information about Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

Address: Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 443 7795
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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