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“Great location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Encounter

Cafe Encounter
96 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone 033196777
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This place is perfectly located right by the waterfront and has a great view and plenty of outdoor seating. Nice little ship adjacent as well. Menu had plenty of choices and GF options. Both had the spinach/feta/chilli omelet which was very nice. Highly recommend breakfast here.

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Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice Raspberry cheese muffin & breakfast set”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

had breakfast at Cafe encounter after the dolphin encounter trip. location just across the beach area. nice breakfast and pastries. nice place to chill.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best croissants on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We visited Cafe Encounter a couple times while we were in town. It is right across from the water so you can take your meal across the street and watch the dolphins playing. Great place for breakfast or lunch!

Visited September 2013
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Fingal Head,NSW
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A good place for coffee and a light meal.Friendly service and a viewover the bay.Out of town centre so not so crowded and easy parking.

Visited November 2013
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Bach front cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Beach front cafe with plenty of off-street parking or along road. Across road from beach. Good clean restrooms. Friendly staff with good selection of food. I particularly like salmon bagel and coffee is generally good. This is our preferred stop if stopping in Kaikoura and the short drive off the main street is well worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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