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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Soups,
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“lentil burger” (12 reviews)
“carrot cake” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited first thing for a coffee and decided to come back for lunch after whale watching. We both had the chicken tostada followed by a cake each from the display cabinet and it was one of the best lunches we’ve had. The guys cater...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average at best. I was expecting big things from this popular whole foods cafe. Food was okay, but once again nothing fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the recommendation of this restaurant from a local and loved the organic offerings for breakfast!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Greenwiz89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had a great breakfast here - I had the chia cream bircher bowl and he had the full breakfast. Both were delicious. Great service. Lovely atmosphere. Would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charlie7775
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice tasty food, and it was filling. The atmosphere was relaxing and it is a lovely setting with a pleasant garden. The staff are friendly and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Been twice this year whole traveling through and both times the food had been good but the service has been extremely poor. The first time was busy and the waitress was rude the second time the cafe was quiet, we asked 2 different staff for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Dropped in on a one way trip up north. Lovely menu food. Friendly staff. Yummy chocolate cake. Good coffee. Really well laid out and relaxed.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank whateverwherever
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This place is our go-to for coffee and cake when in Kaikoura and never disappoints. Carrot cake is always on-point, cabinet also caters to vegan and gf well, staff are friendly, even had the seafood chowder while visiting for lunch which was very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank erinb709
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A totally enjoyable morning. The food was perfect and the atmosphere. My favourite place in Kaikoura for Breakfast

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank AngelaH3740
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely surroundings, staff always friendly and helpful. Vegetarian Food delicious and healthy. Always beautiful cakes and slices, lots of options, naughty or healthy. Coffee good and smoothies. Always a treat to go there, very reasonable price.

Date of visit: August 2018
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26 January 2018|
Response from hedgefund007 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, they are open for dinner. But not till very late, I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971
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