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Beach House Cafe

39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6035
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (14 reviews)
“corn fritters” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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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."
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3. Eggs Benedict!!!!
" best eggs bene ever! My mouth is watering just thinking about it"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you want good food this is the place to go. Especially great place if meat is not your number one choice, though good meat is also served. Coffee is to die for with superb choice of yummy sides to have with this. The staff...More

Thank lous594
KaikouraBeachHouse, Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you!! We pride ourselves on customer service and great coffee and 100% home made foods to support your experience. See you again we hope:)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and ate the chowder and eggs Benedict with bacon. Also had the fries with aoli. Everything was delicious. Funky little cafe in an old house.

Thank tammy l
Reviewed 19 May 2018

what every good café experience is about. Really nice surroundings (in an old house with lots of character), very friendly staff and wonderful food. The best place we have eaten at in Kaikoura.

1  Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and my husband had a very large bowl of good coffee that they put an extra shot in. Helpful & friendly service. :)

Thank Bronwyn E
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Great to sit in the sun in April while having breakfast. Relaxed atmosphere with a good range on the menu for breakfast. Food experience was mixed - I had the lifestyle stack (spinach and corn fritters, mushrooms, tomato and poached egg) which was fantastic! Light...More

Thank Kerrin C
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

So we were at the Zephyr having a great meal the night before and asked, “where’s the best Coffee Shop”. New Zealanders love their coffee houses and the Beach House got the nod for Kaikoura. Great coffee of course but we had a delicious breakfast...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Stopped in for lunch over the Easter weekend. My partner had the eggs benny, which was very good, but the veggie wrap I had was small and overpriced. The coffee and brownie were both very good. Overall, we felt that the total cost was quite...More

Thank chick-pea-222
KaikouraBeachHouse, Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi we are glad you enjoyed ‘the locals favourite eggs benedict’ and our friendly service:)

Reviewed 3 April 2018

It was a busy public holiday. Not a good time to have a trainee staff member on the till. Told our two coffees would be a 20 minute wait, no problem we could understand that being busy. 45 minutes later we had to ask for...More

Thank Loulou5069
KaikouraBeachHouse, Owner at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Loulou I highly doubt you waited 45minutes for coffee! Don’t dish our systems and stressed staff on a public holiday when everyone else is shut and we choose to open. It’s ungreatful comments like this that make me wonder why we bother, and with...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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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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