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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic cafe! We travel to Kaikoura a few times a year for work and this is our preferred cafe for a really excellent delicious breakfast. It's always a perfect start to the day.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is amazing!! We stopped in on our way out of Kiakoura to Picton and it was soo good we stopped there on the way back as well. Staff were super friendly and extremely helpful! ( The girl who brought out our fries and...aioli had the initiative to ask the kids if they wanted tomato sauce as well.. yes it’s a small thing but most wouldn’t even offer or think about it!) Coffee was fantastic (also the cups it was served in) and the food excellent. (We just had cabinet snacks as had eaten breakfast but the filled doughnuts were amazing, scones incredibly soft and delicious and served with a good wee slab of butter) Couldn’t fault a thing and I’ll be heading there next time I’m back in Kiakoura!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 24 April 2024

Food was great and a great price. The kids chicken and chips is really good value, the chicken is really big and juicy. The cabinet deserts were yummy, especially the creme Brule pie! Love the dishes too

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

The Beach House is an exceptionally good cafe . Friendly attentive service . A great vibe . Really relaxed but a really professional outfit when in comes to cuisine and service . The food is so darned good ! Best Eggs Benedict ever . Souvlaki...is super delicious . Coffee and smoothies top class . Love this place . World class in Kaikoura .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

Yummy breakfast- we had eggs Benedict with salmon and it was delicious. Coffee was good too. Service friendly and quick

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and brunch on our way down the Kaikoura coast. Food was amazing - we had eggs Benedict (potato Rosti instead of muffin was great!) and Smashed Avocado. Beautiful meals, prompt, friendly service and good coffee. If sitting outside, just watch...out for the seagulls who also like the food.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

Cool cafe, friendly service, nice vibes and atmosphere. Delicious food and good coffee! There's a lot of seating available in all sorts of nooks and crannies, as well as generous outdoor seating at the front as well as more out the back of the cafe....We had the eggs bene with bacon, the Smavo and our daughter had the blueberry pancakes. Great place for brunch!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Good cabinet food and lts of variety of war drinks in a nice location. Busy place but the servit was receptive.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Ordered 2 coffees,1 fluffy & 3 cheese & onion scones $34. Firstly turned up at the table with cheese & bacon scones which they replaced no problems. Then the cheese '& onion scones turned up stale & full of baking soda. Finished our coffees &...left. Did let the staff know but fell on dead ears. Not goodMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

Out of the town but we spotted while driving through and thought we’d try it out. Easy parking on the road close by. Friendly staff, good menu, lots of seating. Clean, food freshly cooked and tasty. My husband had the fish chowder and I had...the eggs benny. Both excellent. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Looked around town for a brekky and found this place. Glad we di as the place is really good, friendly staff and great food. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

My wife and I always stop here and I believe I have reviewed the place before but that was a while ago and the food and service are still excellent, there is always space and I rate it so good I now don't even bother...looking elsewhereMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

If you come to Kaikoura don’t miss a break at the Beach House Café. A great welcome, and fast service. I fell in love with their lemon pistachio pancakes. Really Best Pancakes Ever ! And their vanilla latte is really good

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Great breakfast and best coffee in town always consistent friendly happy service warm and inviting environment cosy wee spot that just gets better and better

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

Wonderful sweet and savory muffins. Great ginger beer and tea. Very comfortable and community friendly place for people to study, eat leisurely and buy tzotkies. Nice customer service.

Date of visit: May 2023
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BEACH HOUSE CAFE, Kaikoura - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Beach House Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5