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The Reserve Hutt

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for coffees and a light snack and were really impressed with the quality of the coffee and the beautifully baked muffins. Generous helpings of butter, and lovely friendly staff made this little cafe stop a real delight. I had a peruse through the breakfast menu while we waited for our food and drinks and I would love... More 

Thank Maggie_Watts
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast of eggs and toast. Great coffee and great service. Friendly attentive staff. Outside seating area.

Thank EdersP16
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee along the main strip of town. The perfect thing to get going in freezing winter mornings.

Thank HenrySH
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Coffee was to die for service was bubbly and bright Thankyou for the great Breakfast we enjoyed the fresh croissants and eggs benedict was Outstanding great location and great Coffee

Thank johnpaul10135
Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Delicious food with a beautiful presentation. The chef creates pieces of edible art. Nice, simple outdoor patio next to the main road. The hot chocolate is scrumptious!

Thank FifisFluff
Christchurch, New Zealand
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311 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Dropped in for a quick lunch while I was working at the Kaikoura Hospital. My trim flat white was just excellent. Lunch was a smoked salmon salad which was reasonably basic but was nice all the same. Staff friendly and the café has in and outside seating.

Thank Sebcat14
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68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Visited here recently, whilst having a quick stop in kaikoura. The staff very friendly and the service was very quick, especially as it was a holiday weekend. Coffee tasted great and was reasonably priced. food looked good too, so maybe next time...

Thank ilovkpop
Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Great cafe food, fresh with great tasting coffee... Friendly energetic staff wanting to be as helpful as possible. Quick service for a busy day.

Thank Ngaire H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

That was amazing coffee! I definitely recommend it! It quick and yet nice taste , today was so rushing so maybe next time will try the other food .

Thank 878eev
Rangiora, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I trust good old Trip advisor and it didn't let me down, as we read the reviews before we went. Good coffee and great food for catching up with friends. They were more than obliging to tweak the menu here and there for us too, with food intolerances to cater to.

Thank Kennedyfive

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Don't think they have their own web site, but find them at the URL I've provided above.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?