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Why Not Cafe

66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pies” (15 reviews)
“cheese rolls” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
66 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

WE had lunch here and a miserable rainy day and we enjoyed it. Simple food and a good cup of tea. It was very popular.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasteless pie. Coffee not good. But kid loved his drink and food. Location is something to write home about. Service good.

Date of visit: January 2019
46  Thank tempesttraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy Cafe with average food, filled our plates with chips rather than salad. Waited 30 minutes at least for our meals. Was a hot day and cafe was hot and stuffy.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Shirley2810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little informal cafe. Order at the counter then food is served. Service is quick and friendly. I think the best items are their meat pies - we had a steak and ale and mince and cheddar. Both were very tasty -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually have a meal here when passing through and never disappointed. Good basic food, nicely prepared and served with a friendly smiling waitress

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Murray A
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Bought a muffin from here, it was so dried out it must have been 3 days old...terrible considering prices here are higher than average. Very disappointing

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hazel K
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paul U
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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?

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank letrips66
Reviewed 3 November 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 001mattyb
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Expedition828794
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Restaurant Details

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