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The Craypot

70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6027
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today and was very good. The service at the counter is really good the chap was friendly and helpful. The blue cod was massive and so tasty. I had the nachos yummy too. A great place too stop for lunch thx

Thank tophat64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for eggs Benedict for me &my partner so we stopped in top the deal or and were more than happy with what we got!! Big portions and eggs were cooked perfectly, heaps of bacon and the service was fast and friendly. Would definitely...More

Thank Skye T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little cafe, great service, beautiful food and good coffee!! Beautiful spot on a rainy day to have coffee or beer and play a board game or two!

Thank nugget27
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Everything here is definitely superb. The excellent service and the friendliness of the staffs and owner Kevin. They are very welcoming to anyone especially tourist like us. During our stay in Kaikoura mostly dine here at Craypot only only once or twice we tried somewhere...More

Thank erichleinchen
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This cafe was different from the rest, we sat beside a book shelf full of books and games which was a nice changes. Played games before and after our meals. Both had an open chicken sandwich with chips, quite plain but definitely edible. No aioli...More

Thank wooly64
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I worked as a barista for two months in this restaurant, it was a great experience ! The owners, Kevin and Ann, are great people, they really care about the customers and the quality of the food and drinks. I would say it's the best...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Our family of four went here for lunch after a Dolphin swim. They have a great local beer selection, and we had a delicious meal. They were busy but willing to make a special main sized vegan salad form my daughter that actually tasted really...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a late lunch, around 3pm. Saw the sign for craft beer and the menu looked good so popped in. We both had the beer battered fish and chips which was great. I also had a banana split for desert which was also...More

1  Thank Julian H
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Was looking for somewhere to eat and found The Craypot, tempted in by the craft beers and discovered a great little place to eat. I had the steak salad and it was really good. Several different areas to sit in, cafe type tables if with...More

1  Thank Gill J
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We called in for lunch, and had plenty of options that we were tempted to try. There are craft beers on tap, and the prices were in keeping with the area. The service was good and the wait for the food wasn't long (it wasn't...More

1  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6027
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The Craypot where family & friends gather. Whether you're looking for a place to make connections, retreat to, or simply looking to replenish and refresh yourself the Craypot Cafe welcomes you. You have seating choices - the lounge area, kids play area, study area, the bar or our dining areas found inside & out. You have drink choices that will make you smile, barista coffees, pots of tea, RTD's, crafted beers-bottles & tap & of course the old staples that the big boys - DB & Lion, offer. You have food choices that will satisfy you, snacks, breakfast , lunch & dinner options Be you one or twenty we welcome you.
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