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Craypot Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood
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70 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6027
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

the best cafe in Kaikoura! Good coffee and their seafood chowder is to die for! The owners of the cafe are so lovely and friendly and always very welcoming

Thank FinLini
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

Every time we have passed through KaiKoura, we have always made a point of stopping off at the Craypot, usually great service and food. Our recent trip here during a three days short break up from Christchurch was disappointedly different. Appears to be under new management, staff were rude and the food was aweful. I hope you were just having... More 

Thank Paul B
Post Falls, Idaho
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Good food, great beer. Has 10 taps but rotates among like 50 beers. Owner is true beer lover. Check it out.

Thank randyman050
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

REally lovely place to spend some time, people watching, menu really good and bar staff gave great directions after we got lost on a road trip. Very reasonable price wise also. Will come back, and we did every day

Thank Wendy B
Picton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Great food, funny and friendly owner and I love the coffee. The decor is both arty and fun. Little touches add to it, like crocheted blankets and craypot light shades

Thank Gillian M
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 28, 2016

A nice place to stop for a coffee or a drink in Kaikoura. The service was friendly, the prices reasonable - and they make a good hot chocolate.

Thank Phildon8
2 reviews
Reviewed October 20, 2016

One of the only places serving a decent range of Craft Beer in Kaikoura. Really good food too, breakfast was lovely. Only wish they were open later as we would definitely be there regularly for evening drinks.

Thank Lauprit
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Kaikoura is my most favourite place on earth, love how relaxed it feels and the people are great. We visited "The Craypot" for breakfast and were not disappointed. We were served by the manager "brownie" a very professional polite man, the meal was awesome and priced well for what you received. We will surely be back to visit soon! Could... More 

Thank Edara1
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our last morning in Kaikoura. Unsure of where to dine we looked at 3 places all next to each other and thought this looked the best.....and we weren't let down. Value for money Pancakes, and the Full Whale Breakfast, not to mention great coffee and hot chocolate. Definitely recommend coming here for breakfast.

Thank Moochi16
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Will definitely be back here next time in Kaikoura! Awesome selection of craft beer, comfortable restaurant, received really friendly and helpful service.

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6027
-Craft Beer Bar -Warm fire in Winter -Ample outdoor seating in Summer -Family friendly, with kids play area

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