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Kai Waka Cafe

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$$ - $$$Cafe, , Healthy
194 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 7333
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
194 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite place in motueka great to see it's still improving even though the only has taken time off he always make sure the staff know how to make a really good coffee Not too sweet, very healthy, vegan and gluten-free

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the freshly smoked salmon salad! Nice cafe with friendly staff in a central location. Good place to stop on the way to Abel Tasman National Park.

Thank Radichs
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Every time, and this is quite often, I have been impressed with the range of food and great coffee. Very friendly service and good prices.

Thank peter_minchin
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent vegetarian frittatas and also cappuccino and mocha. The carrot cake went down very well too.

Thank chrissuekiwi
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I need to move to Motueka just so I can visit this cafe every day!!! The cabinet salads are delish, I also had a cooked breakfast which was also amazing. The staff are friendly and welcoming. I have highly recommended this cafe to my family...More

Thank tearohanui
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The coffee WAS delicious actually, but the vegetarian and bacon and egg meals were hearty, well-presented and good value for money. The staff were high class service wise, and personable.

Thank Patsy B
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Came here a number of times while holidaying and cannot stress enough how delicious the food and coffee is. We tried various dishes from both the breakfast and lunch menu, as well as the cabinet and was always blown away by the freshness, flavours and...More

Thank Fraser A
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Loved it when it was Celsius. The menu has been changed but was still enjoyed. A very warm, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I was recommended by two ladies from the golf club to come here, so I had lunch here. Not that much choice for dairy free, but I had a lentil salad which was tasty.

Thank Pedroziggy
Reviewed 21 November 2017

My first impression on my first visit wasn't that great - the coffee was sub standard to my liking. However I now am a regular and struggle to resist buying my lunch there 2 or 3 times a week. My biggest challenge is choosing what...More

Thank Marg P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 7333
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