We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hislops Wholefood Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, Soups,
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“lentil burger” (12 reviews)
“carrot cake” (10 reviews)
Open Now
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (296)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My review would be a 5 star but unfortunately the service was appalling. I have worked in the hospitality service for over 20 years and today I was shocked that a waitress does not even have to say hello or smile at a customer. It...More

1  Thank Rebeccasc6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for Brekky they had a range of meals to suit everyone. Breakfast was amazing and everything was cooked fresh. I still miss the poached eggs from here. Hopefully when we go back to nz i will go back to this lovely...More

Thank shellzstylz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although a bit pricey, this place is amazing. Great service, great food, amazing place. Try the lentil burger or clam chowder. If you’re looking for a healthy option whilst in Kaikoura, you will set camp at Hislops

Thank Enrique V
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Great food options for all people. Had the poached eggs with avocado hirssa smash. Perfect taste explosion. Portion size just right and food came out promptly. Coffee was really good. Staff were happy and attentive without being intrusive. Best meal I've had in Kaikoura.

Thank ian c
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Having travelled around the South Island for 2 - 3 weeks, with my wife and two boys (9 & 7) all of which have different dietary requirements, Hislops was one of the stand out eateries we went to....sadly this was on Christmas Eve and it...More

Thank PeterBurton365
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Really nice place with fire day staff. We had some seafood and cake with excellent coffee there. We recommend this place. You can sit outside and relaxe.

Thank FrankHem
A TripAdvisor Member
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Breakfast and lunch. If I could eat here everyday, I would!!!! The avocado toast and the nachos are my favouriteeeeee

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 February 2018

It was so great to find a place that served HEALTHY and YUMMY food and coffee! Highly recommend the Eggs on Toast. SO GOOD! Thank you!

Thank LodgeTrackers
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. The lentil burger is delicious and so were the wedges. I also love the fact that they have a ton of coffee drink alternatives (I don’t drink coffee / caffeine) as well as a number of non-dairy options instead of milk....More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Went in for breakfast, it was lovely although the staff seemed more interested in chatting than doing their job. Decided to go back for lunch because we liked the sound of their seafood chowder, that was lovely. However, I got refused alcohol because I did...More

Thank JordanEmmaBlaid
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 hotels in Kaikoura
Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park
433 reviews
.16 km away
Sunrise Lodge
60 reviews
.37 km away
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
235 reviews
.74 km away
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
61 reviews
.80 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe
126 reviews
.16 km away
Beach House Cafe
211 reviews
.06 km away
Black Rabbit Pizza
137 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
849 reviews
.73 km away
Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
263 reviews
.75 km away
Kaikoura Museum
46 reviews
.73 km away
Maori Leap Cave
32 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 January 2018|
Response from hedgefund007 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, they are open for dinner. But not till very late, I think.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing