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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“salad” (19 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (14 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 West End | Opposite Public Toilets And Carpark, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in Kaikoura I was intent on finding somewhere that served 'Food (Kai) from the Sea (Koura)' After perusing several menus down the street I found The Craypots Seafood Salad. It had salmon strips, fresh pan fried blue cod, Shrimp and also a blue cod...More

Thank Drewballs
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Ate breakfast here both of our days in Kaikoura, both were great and a great value! They even prepared our catch from our fishing trip for us, which was also top notch. Thank you!

Thank jasonpF2430AO
Reviewed 7 August 2018

French toast, coffee and hot choclates for breakfast on our first morning in Kaikoura. The host was brilliant and the chef did a fantastic job with our breakfast. Thanks for a great memory!

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Had the best lunch here! Unfussy menu and the freshness and ingredients speak for themselves. great coffee and beer. definitely recommend and will be back myself.

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 30 June 2018 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 19 June 2018 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 14 June 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 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
  • E-mail
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 bistro/lounge- Kaikoura's craft beer bar 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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