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“Great for a quick bite with the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Why Not Cafe

Why Not Cafe
Ranked #17 of 57 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great for a quick bite with the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a good place to eat for a quick lunch. Best to time it when the tours buses are not stopping though. Fresh food and resonable prices.

Visited January 2013
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  • Italian first
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English first
New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Alright breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We went there for one breakfast. I had French toast with bacon and my sister had Bacon & Eggs with toast.
Very basic with alright price.

Coffee wasn't nice - too weak for me.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Mooooooo
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Nottingham
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food but not a great service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

The lady who served us must have been having an off day as she was not very friendly or helpful. But the food was good and reasonably priced

Visited October 2012
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Thank northernpixie64
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

This isnt your upmarket resturant or any of that fancny places..its just a normal simple resturant that sells food...its might do th good if they did some cosmetic changes to the place...now what the best part about this place is that its one of thr few places that is open early in the morning for breakfast...in summer and in winter...i'd come back here anytime

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Thank ishy999
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Full of locals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

This was the first place we stopped to eat in Kaikoura. It really is more of a cafe than a restaurant. We had mussels, which were fresh and simply steamed-very good.

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Thank saffsd
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