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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” (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 305 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Thank d d
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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 August 2018

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 29 July 2018 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 22 July 2018 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
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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