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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pies” (14 reviews)
“cheese rolls” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a breakfast here, prior to a long road trip. Great food and coffee, friendly staff and well worth a visit.

Thank Paul U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at the cafe before our whale watching trip. Good food! I don't remember what we all had, but think it was bacon and eggs, french toast, and eggs benedict?

Thank letrips66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and several gluten free options, for example a gluten free vegetable lasagne. Coffee is good. No wifi and pay before eat. Location is in the centre, ideal. Possible to sit outside in the back. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Matty B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wait long which was not worth when we received our coffee. Coffee taste like Luke warm water,i ask for hot.Staff was friendly.Good spot in town.

Thank Expedition828794
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee and selection of easy takeaway cakes slices and sandwiches . My boys had thick shakes but they needed to be mixed better as there was milk at the bottom but overall a good stop over for caffeine !!

Thank Donnelle P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee was very average but had to pay $1 extra for soy. Food was below average, cheap ingredients and tasteless Would not go back

1  Thank SKP158
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Confused service; undrinkable mocha; very plain and dated decor; expensive for cafeteria food. One horribly burnt pineapple/cheese roll was left in the hot cabinet - to our amazement a person behind us in the long queue bought it. OTOH some of the food in the...More

1  Thank Yhinau
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Coffee was average as was hot chocolate. Food was basic but passable. Would not rush back but conveniently located on the main street with ample parking across the road.

Thank Venture821050
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had breakfast here and while the staff were friendly we found the food pretty average. My Eggs Benedict had hard yokes and my husband's egg wasn't properly cooked, quite a bit of the white was raw and by the time they fixed it the...More

1  Thank adrienne462
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It's the first time we've been there since the quake but it's pre-quake high standard was still there. The only complaint was that it was cold inside.

Thank Hawean
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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