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Beach House Cafe

39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6035
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn fritters” (6 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (14 reviews)
“souvlaki” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Beach House Cafe
1. Home made free range goodness!
"Just awesome - great service."
Jonny B
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2. Seafood Chowder!!!
"Good food, good service and usual cafe prices."
jensw2912
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3. Eggs Benedict!!!!
" best eggs bene ever! My mouth is watering just thinking about it"
ChristchurchJules
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast - Eggs Benedict w salmon - the best ever had. Good service and nice place complete with fire.

Thank LoveTravel507267
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you glad you enjoyed the whole package:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great service, excellent food and lovely coffee. Completely enjoyed this cafe for a lovely breakfast before traveling.

Thank markmarChristchurch
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to hear you enjoyed us as much as we do:) Safe travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by for a brunch lunch. The eggs Benedict was excellent both bacon and salmon options. The souvlaki was also very good as were the coffees and hot chocolate.

Thank Graeme M
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I see you chose our two favourites amongst the locals, top choice!

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My partner has just been diagnosed with coeliac disease so dining out has become a new experience. An internet search suggested that this would be a good choice and at the least it gets consistently good reviews for its coffee. When we arrived there was...More

Thank Contention
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you:) We are always happy to try our best to accommodate different dietary requirements. See you again!

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast after hearing / reading about this place. Was severely disappointed. The corn fritters were too doughy and mushy and the eggs in the eggs bene were overdone. I’d try somewhere else if I popped back to kaikoura again.

Thank ypup
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Oh bummer you didn't enjoy your breakfast. Staff are trained to check on all customers meals so if they did not on this occasion we are sorry:)

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Disappointed in meal, options and value. Has gone down hill since last there. Limited menu options at 1.30pm couldn't even get a big breakfast. Limited wine selection. Souvlaki was not good value, very average. Couldn't get a burger and chips as deep fryer had broken...More

Thank Barry H
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Im shocked to read this as we NEVER shut the kitchen before 2.30 so I will be bringing that to the kitchens attention. You could've had the burger without fries that day, like plenty did as we can not control equipment failure. With our rebuild...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

This little cafe is an old house which has several areas to retreat to with your coffee and food and also an outdoor area. The food looked very inviting but we only had coffee. It is situated right next door to a little laundromat so...More

Thank Louieathens
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many rooms, many views:) Thank you

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely warm cosy converted house into a hippie/bohemian seaside cafe. Loved the coffee and big breakfast. Best breakfast sausages ever! Food healthy and delicious! Had to take away goodies for the road trip.

Thank pbsymonds
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks!!! Yes we use the local award winning Old English Beef Sausage from Harris meats:)

Reviewed 24 July 2018

In the past, I've raved about how great it was here, but after visiting for lunch over the weekend I came away wondering. The warm welcome just wasn't there, instead got a bit of a "chip on the shoulder" vibe which wasn't great. Food was...More

Thank cowgirlNZ
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Cowgirl Reads like you hit a bad day for what ever reason, Hope to see you agin:)

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

After reading reviews we based out trip up the east coast based on stopping here for breakfast and we weren’t disappointed- the eggs Benedict was so good (with bacon) and the home made hollandaise was so good I wanted to lick the plate to get...More

Thank shazapples8
KaikouraBeachHouse, General Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you and don't be shy to lick the plate! lol!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6035
  • E-mail
Description
A homely old villa with different seating areas, kids play room, private back deck away from road. Lunch on the run or sit and enjoy. Fantastic gluten free menu for tho who need it. Evenings also in summer months and winter by arrangement for groups. Private functions are welcome. Licensed Cafe :)
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