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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pies” (14 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I ducked in here for a quick takeaway coffee whilst walking Westend. Quick and friendly service and great coffee too!

Thank Drewballs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All we wanted was a nice coffee but we were blessed to find really nicely prepared food on demand and excellent service from friendly staff.

Thank Azzari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All day Breakfast on offer. Had Eggs Benedict with bacon and one with salmon. Very generous servings on both. A well made Cappuccino finished the Breakfast off nicely. Friendly staff.

Thank Darryl-Jo
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Got accused of stealing when we didn’t, we are regulars and always come in so we wouldn’t ever do that, as we support local business, got extremely verbally abused by the two German girls as they wouldn’t listen to us when we were trying to...More

Thank Gemma S
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I got a cappucchino, a seafood pie and a peach-ginger muffin for brekky. The coffee was OK, but I would rather recommend any fresh breakfast even I didn't try thoose...

Thank vargabeergo
Reviewed 23 July 2018

On our first visit, we wanted to spend money in Kaikoura to help the local community post earthquake. We stopped in at Why Not and were pleasantly surprised. The cafe is nothing flash to look at, staff are very friendly and so is the service....More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Nice food, but nothing stand out. The fish and chips, pies and nachos were fine. Price was average for cafes in the area.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Just got the crapes TA, asked for yogurt and got cream about two tea spoons and some plastic tubs with ?? Not sure what was in them, same amount two tea spoons and some peaches. Not impressed, I should of checked what I ordered befor...More

2  Thank KyH62
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Few cafes appear open on Monday in Kaikoura town centre but this one was. Surprising to see staff helping themselves to coffee more than actually making them for customers - maybe we just visited at official 'smoko time'. Appears to be largely staffed by visitors...More

1  Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We enjoyed our lunch at this cafe. The food was good and not overpriced. The cafe was warm and the staff were very friendly.

Thank JulieB992
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: 319-6486
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