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Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When we're traveling for work this is our preferred cafe for lunch. Really top quality delicious food and lovely service.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024

We expected a standard Kiwi breakfast consisting of eggs benedict and mushrooms on toast, but we're delighted with the results. It's more than obvious that the chef has had some culinary training as the food was brilliant. Will definitely recommend and return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and cake today (Sunday) and its obviously a popular spot as lots of people eating lunch. There was a nice selection of cakes, biscuits and savoury items. Great organic coffee too which you can enjoy inside or on the verandah.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Very good menu with reference to free range eggs etc friendly staff fair prices. 3 of us thought the same and we are all fussy

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely little cafe just outside Kaikoura main street. Parking close by on road, friendly staff, good food (although we didn’t eat there, just stopped for a cuppa). Very clean, lots of tables. Very busy which is always a good sign!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

5 of us came for lunch, we had 2H of us had the Thai special of the day, Japanese, and Korean meals, all declared their meals 10/10. We shared a bottle of Prosecco, the service was extremely efficient. This will become our new favourite in...Kaikoura.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

My husband and I popped in for a hot drink and a snack in the afternoon. I ordered the frittata which came with a portion of chutney that was housemaid. It was delicious and beautifully, garnished. the house brewed chai I ordered came in a...hand held pottery nice and hot and again was delicious. My husband ordered a flat white along with a savory scone which was cheese and onion. He said it was delicious as well. The feeling of both the place and the people was warm and welcoming. In addition they have several gluten-free items. We plan on going there for lunch tomorrow then back on the train after our first time in Kaikoura (weekend visit) from Christchurch,More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023 via mobile

I had bookmarked this place as an option for breakfast when we were in Kaikoura. So glad I looked at my list before we went somewhere else. The meals were amazing. I had mushrooms on toast and hands down it was the best I have...ever had in my life!!!! My husband had the Eggs Benedict which he said was fabulous too. Staff were so friendly and the lovely verandah in the sun was the perfect way to start our day.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

We thought the food was outstanding. Seasoning and attention to detail shone through. Serving staff were discrete and attentive.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

Had a lovely little breakfast - the owner was very welcoming. Bacon and Egg on toast and great coffee. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Best brekkie we have had for ages. Large servings and very tasty. We had ham hock eggs bene and the cornbread breakfast. This is a must visit!

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

We had the Korean chicken. Almost licked the plate it was that good! Added the shoestring fries and it was a meal for two. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

This place was excellent for breakfast. Friendly staff, great food. Bacon was fantastic: We sat on the covered deck and relaxed over our coffee. We will be back.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

We called in for a late lunch, very friendly atmosphere and great food, 3 of us had their excellent sea food chowder and 1 had beetroot salad, all delicious, highly recommend Sime’s kitchen. It’s not in the centre of Kaikoura, on the road in from...Blenheim.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023

Food really amazing, friendly staff, fairly priced. The fresh apple juice is wonderful. Highly recommend 👌

Date of visit: March 2023
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Simes Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5