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“Okay if taking an Encounter trip” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Encounter

Cafe Encounter
Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone 033196777
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Okay if taking an Encounter trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

It's okay if you are taking an Encounter trip and want/need to go somewhere close for breakfast. That's what we did. But the service was a bit slow. They billed us incorrectly, noticed it after we left, and came after us on the tour to collect more money. (I had not even looked at the ticket - just handed them my credit card and signed). The lemon crunch muffin was great but the rest of what we had was tolerable - pancakes were a bit too sweet and scrambled eggs were not quite done enough.
Definitely pricey for what you get.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice setting but very expensive. we were desperate for a drink after walking the peninsula track but $4.70 for an L and P is nuts

Visited September 2012
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Cafe-Encounter1, Front Office Manager at Cafe Encounter, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you found us expensive for your purchase. We do endeavour to price fairly and do offer a broad choide of beverages, with a lot under $4, and of course we also provide complimentary water.
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Breakfast is TO DIE FOR!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had a seriously yummy start to the day here after staying in the nearby Norfolk Pine Motel. We even nabbed savoury muffins and coffee for the drive to Picton.

Visited October 2011
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Cafe-Encounter1, Front Office Manager at Cafe Encounter, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review! Sounds like a great way to start the day - we're all stoked you enjoyed it! :-)
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Great food and hot drinks and friendly, professional service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Good variety of food choices and drinks range. Staff were friendly and professional and food was great!

Visited February 2012
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Thank Mandy F
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Cafe-Encounter1, Front Office Manager at Cafe Encounter, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post you great review, we always love to hear the feedback. Hope to see you again soon and kind regards from the Cafe Encounter team. :)
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Coolangatta, Australia
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Coffee to die for.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Coffee and breakie only mum has done better....
great service, and great brekkie.
Clean, comfy and pleasant atmosphere

Visited August 2012
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Thank AndrewH161
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Cafe-Encounter1, Front Office Manager at Cafe Encounter, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Can't ask for better praise that being up there with Mum! Awesome stuff! Thank you! :-)
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