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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pies” (13 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 2 weeks ago

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 Ky H
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
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Perfect for a quick stop here whilst travelling up or down the coast. Good customer service, lots of food choices, eat in or takeaway, and very nice, strong coffee.

Thank PrincessYork
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband stopped for breakfast. Great selection of traditional breakfast and some more exotic options. I had the French toast and my husband had the big breakfast. Both absolutely delicious and filling!! Just what we wanted. Service was friendly and professional. It was...More

Thank ZCashin2014
Reviewed 17 May 2018

While not the fanciest of frontages, this little café was a freat find. Very friendly French staff who made you feel welcome. Range of food was very good, with something for every fussy eaters. Gluten range good. Selection of hot drinks included milo and very...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We had a light breakfast with coffee and it was lovely. Also bought a nice piece of pecan and walnut brownie as a take away as it looked delicious, and it was.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 25 April 2018

With six of us in our party of various ages, they had a number of options to appeal to our party. We had everything from French toast, waffles, fish n chips and all of it was very good. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 17 April 2018

A very busy cafe, with excellent selection from the food cabinet.and a small range of cooked food. Found the tables some what cramped, as the place was very busy.

Thank 62Peter1952
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available
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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