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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Soups,
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“lentil burger” (11 reviews)
“carrot cake” (10 reviews)
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank d d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! Whilst the other places along the esplanade are all offering the usual boring breakfast fare, this cafe bakes their own bread, has great vegan and gluten free options plus very friendly staff! Lovely seating out the front offers stunning views of...More

Thank Marty M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew it would be bad too... but I went anyway because the place next door was closed. Pretentious, rude, expensive, and completely mediocre. McDonalds has better service and food than this! The staff are all French. The food is cheap diner food, served as...More

Thank mikebmr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for an early Saturday lunch with the kids while passing through. Hislops has a lovely sunny location, helpful friendly staff, and a great menu with gf, df, and vegan options. The kids were all given colouring in to do while they waited, and...More

Thank 3Bubs3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on way from Christchurch to Nelson, absolutely fantastic meal, scrapped the plates clean, coffee was great everything was perfect thanks heaps 👌

Thank Keren B
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We very fortunate and grateful to visit this fine cafe for our breakfast today. There were six of us and we did a great job of exploring the menu between us. I had the Coconut Rice a very tasty, spice combination of brown rice, mushrooms,...More

Thank Jo_of_all_Trades
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Called in for brunch before we left and it was worth the stop in! Eggs Benedict and was so Yum and the home made hash browns were even better! Great coffee!! Highly recommend

Thank 755genh
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The food was okay but the real let down was the service , maybe he was new so will give him the benefit of the doubt, his food prep was terrible and while I asked for a water he never added it to my order...More

Thank kiwiasme
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Good coffee and friendly service. I had the hot cakes and was a bit disappointed as they were soaked in berry juice and were just mush, maybe put the compote to one side or in a dish. Bacon and eggs looked good.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The food was of a high quality and a fairly good range of choices. The service was only average - no real greeting and slow. We enjoyed our meal but didn't feel welcomed, just customers.

Thank Kathleen S
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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