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“Breakfast Bun a Delight”

Kai Whakapai Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #13 of 96 Restaurants in Wanaka
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated on the Lake Wanaka lakefront Kai Whakapai Cafe & Bar is known as the Wanaka Institution. A place to slow down and take the load off. Sit down and slow down. Meet friends, new and old, tell stories. Make stories. We serve good food, good brews, good music and a good attitude to good people. So come on down and experience a bit of local Wanaka. We are Kai.
Reviewed 23 April 2023

Visited Wanaka and decided to have some lunch and it wasn’t too busy so went inside, in the counter we spotted what looked like a couple of bacon rolls so decided to have them when they arrived heated up they were more like breakfast rolls with egg, bacon, tomato and I think cheese & greens, along with the coffee they were very good. If back in Wanaka we’d visit again.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

Visted for coffee and breakfast. Both were fantastic (Eggs Benny was sublime), and café atmosphere was excellent. Staff happy and friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023 via mobile

Stopped here for drinks and sat outside under heaters which was nice. Ended up having nachos and shared the small size plate with my wife. Tasty and more than enough so we didn’t eat anything else. A bit haphazard service from staff with table being cleared of old plates by staff who didn’t wipe the messy gave even though we did ask. Did it ourselves with a couple of wet wipes. We also had to go inside to ask for cutlery. Aside from that, staff incredibly friendly and we would go back because of that and the nice atmosphere. Nice place.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2023

We had lunch here and the experience was good. We ate in the terrace, in the middle of main Lake Wanaka's street. We orderd nachos, burgers and a very good rib-eye with pesto sauce. Very good service, as well. Quite expensive but food quality was ok

Date of visit: February 2023
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Thank Antoni S
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

Stopped through Wanaka while driving south and were not disappointed. I ordered the jackfruit nachos in a small (large would be a good sharing size but a small was more than enough for me). Completely delicious- lots of jalapeño though, so steer clear if that’s not your jam.

Date of visit: February 2023
Thank Melissa R
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