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American, Diner, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Really great place to eat, large style American meals. Great coffee and friendly, helpful staff. Three teir toasted sandwiche and White Bait omelette, fries, and coleslaw was our order. Really great !!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

What a place An American diner recommended by our breakfast waitress Very authentic with excellent burgers and even better milkshakes. If you’re visiting Kaikora this is a must and if a petrol head visit the museum. I’ve never seen such a collection of classic American...cars. Loved the open top Cadillac Note. Last orders is 3pm although it opens a 7 am!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Fantastic experience. Great food and trip back in time for American V8 enthusiasts. Very retro. Highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

We stopped in at Bernie’s Diner for a coffee. The coffee was very good and the toasted sandwiches and muffins were also good. There were some tourist gifts to buy and you could go into a museum for $10.00 a head. Worth stopping in.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Just blowing into town, hadn't even found our hotel yet, but drove pas this place and it caught our eye - and we were famished - so dove through the front door and we weren't disappointed. The atmosphere, furnishing, food and staff were all perfect....Loved it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Great spot to pop in for lunch, coffee, milkshake or any other food on their great menu and also a visit to the museum that has a vast display of American classic cars

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Great rainy day activity in Kaikoura. We timed it so we would have lunch there too. Nice tasty burger, a little too much lettuce for me, but that’s my personal taste. Lovely friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the car museum, well worth the money.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

What awesome experience visiting Bernie's diner for a stop in lunch, from walking in you get hit with that retro vintage feel, friendly staff, great food shiny car in the cafe & to top it off the car museum for extra $10 is a must...for car enthusiasts.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

Had brekky at this wonderful diner The food was excellent along with the service with a smile A must visit when in beautiful kaikoura My hubby loved the bottomless filtered coffee

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Great food, fantastic service, immaculately clean, authentic experience. Food is a little pricey, but big portions. We enjoyed eating there.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023

Great friendly staff checked out the car museum Was well setout lots of cool cars. Finished off with some Donuts and drinks yummy .

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

1950's Retro diner on the main highway on northside of Kaikoura. Interior fitout is a real step back to the era, spotlessly clean and excellent service. Adds a whole other dimension to "burger & chips" Huge & quality feed at a good price. A must-do...for anyone remotely interested in retro cafe dining.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Quirky and interesting spot for brunch, with motor museum out the back! Good food, friendly service, and worth a visit just for the music and decor and old motor props alone

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023 via mobile

This place was great, exceptionally clean, lovely staff and the food was really good! After a few disappointing lunches around town this was definitely a highlight. Priced well and very generous meals.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023

A very nice American themed dinner. I had mushroom and spinach omelet, when i placed my order , thought first 2 egg omelet is may not enough, but be warned it was more then enough. Coffee was great . A good place to go in...KaikoraMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5