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At Poppy’s we offer not only handmade ice cream and real fruit ice cream and frozen yogurt, but also offer a selection desserts, cabinet food and a full Breakfast and Lunch Menu which can be taken away or to dine in. Enjoy as well a cup of amazing coffee. Our luscious and creamy handmade ice cream are made on site using fresh and natural ingredients. We have 10 rotating flavours available. Real fruit ice cream and frozen yogurt are made right front of your eye from your favorite fruit. we make all our food onsite such as sandwich's, lasagna, frittatas, fresh salads, cakes, muffins, scones and slices.
US$4 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Seafood, Healthy
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ice cream was rather average tbh, was expecting something spectacular given the previous reviews. None of the staff were wearing masks. I wouldn't come back. Service seemed to be lacking , also the real fruit ice cream seemed to have a strange taste, the next...door dairy had a taster ice cream.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Bmeiks22, Owner at Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I’m sad to hear you didn’t enjoy your ice cream. We can’t win all hearts. I am though delighted you enjoyed ice cream next door at the diary, still fantastic ice cream. Kaikoura is at a bit of a staff...More

Reviewed 11 October 2021

The biggest 'Real Fruit' ice-cream I have ever been given = needed to ask for a little ice-cream tub to go with it so I didn't drop it all over myself!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 April 2021

Very yummy homemade ice cream. Friendly staff , very clean and bright. there was a good variety of flavours on offer

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 March 2021 via mobile

Poppy's ice-cream is delicious - incredibly creamy and smooth. Best ice-cream I've ever had. It is actually hand-made. She beats it together herself.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021

Had a great eggs Benedict here and even got a discount on second meal. good position and friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021

Delicious ice cream and very generous portions of food. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Our favourite Ice Cream place in town.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2020

One of the best coffees you'll find outside of Wellington! We also indulged in the cheese scone, corn fritters and ice creams for the children. They were all super delicious. The cafe had a really warm and cosy ambience, which you might not expect when...you view it from the outside. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 November 2020

We had lunch here on our first day in Kaikoura. I ordered the BLAT and it was a very generous portion and very tasty! Eggs and a cheese roll also enjoyed. There are also many flavours of delicious homemade ice cream to choose from -...we only wish we had stayed in town longer to try them all out!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Great cafe. Very clean and best cheese rolls I’ve ever tasted. Friendly staff . The coffee was very good . The homemade ice cream had some really interesting flavours

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed two breakfasts, a lunch and several of their homemade icecreams over our 9 days in Kaikoura. There's a little hidden dining area at the back which is a very pleasant quiet spot for a meal. Friendly folk and seriously good food...and that icecream...is a must!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes, Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe offers takeaway services.

Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5