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Beach House Cafe

39 Beach Road | Kaikoura Flat, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6035
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“eggs bene” (9 reviews)
“souvlaki” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
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."
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3. Eggs Benedict!!!!
" best eggs bene ever! My mouth is watering just thinking about it"
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

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
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 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

Reviewed 27 March 2018

Some of my friends might say I'm a bit fussy about my hot chocolates. I expect them to be creamy and chocolatey and the right amount of sweet. This places produces a nice hot chocolate. I got a bite of a savoury scone and it...More

Thank Kirstin_the_Kiwi
KaikouraBeachHouse, Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Mmmm next time perhaps you will try our Chilli Hot Chocolate!!!😜

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Delish coffee and the best eggs benny with salmon will def stop here again. Great spot for breakfast. Quaint old house.

Thank Eileen I
KaikouraBeachHouse, Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

I think our Eggs Benedict is awesome!! Homemade hash and hollandaise! Please call again for another one:)

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We went here after reading other reviews. Had eggs bene with salmon. This came onpotato hash which was yum and also a welcome change to chibatta. Salmon was a little dry. My wife said hers was ok but we won't rush back. All in all...More

Thank ian c
KaikouraBeachHouse, Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018


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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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