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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
CUISINES
Cafe, Deli, Fast food, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

Surly guy reading his book when we arrived. Didn’t seem too bothered about serving us. Whilst the pies were good the cappuccino was less than half full and the rest was foam. When politely asked to fix it he was not too pleasant. Not recommended

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

Wow, this place is a hidden gem. Coffee was excellent and the food was super good and super fresh. Lady who was on when we visited was an extremely pleasant person, could have been the owner. I will definitely call back here. 😍

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

This was our second visit, and again we weren't disappointed. Whilst we only wanted morning tea, the service was excellent from the cheerful young woman. She was by herself, but took everything in her stride without delay. Drinks were good and the food nice too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Stop for boys to stretch leg in play park had two takeaways coffee which were the best I’ve had since been in New Zealand pies and cakes looked good to but we didn’t sample 👍

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2019

Friendly service, with good 'crack', to use the Irish vernacular. Excellent snacks, good coffee and a great place to chill out. Don't expect the Ritz, as this is a cafe, coffe stop over. That's all, but they do it so well.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

Tasty and filling. Great standard English all day breakfast. Friendly staff (as is everyone in Waiau) and a nice seat in the sun. Recommended.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Had read about the pies and coffee on TripAdvisor so decided to break out afternoon drive at Brenda's. Glad we did. Pies were tasty and hot with a good selection available. Coffee was just as I ordered and also hot. Keep up the good work!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019

Scenic drive from Kaikoura to Hanmer Sorings, this is the best place to get coffee (good coffee) and a snack. Date scones were good but also hot pies available. Sat outside on a glorious day. Quiet and friendly.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth to stop in and try one of there delicious homemade pies. We had the steak & mushroom and the lamb & mint, there were great !!! A big variety of other foods as well. Also had a piece of chicken similar to the...kfc style but better.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Good old fashioned dairy style cafe with fantastic prices and coffee. The homemade sausage roll was to die for and kids ice cream scoops are fantastic value.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Driving through to Kaikoura my wife persuaded me to stop for coffee here and we were both pleasantly surprised by the quality of the coffee. Easily up there with that provided in bigger towns.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

I appreciate the title is a bit condescending, and I apologise for that But after driving across foggy hills from Geraldine, to get to Waiau in sunshine and find this cafe brought a sigh of relief. OK, it is not haute cuisine, but we had...a first rate breakfast, pleasant service and good coffee. Brenda's is up for sale - why not go the extra mile and buy it?More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This small town cafe has a great selection of gluten-free food - savoury as well as sweet. Many items on the menu can be made gf but the selection of gf pies is most noteworthy! Great pastry & tasty meat fillings. Worth a picnic in...Waiau to sample them.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stopped for morning tea after travelling the inland road from Kaikoura. We were deciding what to eat when a piping hot tray of muffins arrived. So I had a freshly baked blueberry muffin, while my partner had a yummy slice of carrot cake. Service...was excellent, always with a smile.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Kaikoura via the Inland Road. I had one of the best chai lattes I've ever had along with a beautiful muffin. Definitely worth a visit for a snack when passing through this small town.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Brenda's On Lyndon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4