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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, Soups,
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“carrot cake” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Warm Quinoa, Beetroot & Haloumi salad is to die for! Great place, friendly staff, clean, great coffee.

Thank Kiwichic2015
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We love places like this! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, nice decor and absolutely delicious food, freshly prepared. Seafood chowder was wonderful, as was rhe daily soup special, and lovely warm salads. We spent a happy 2 hours there and will be back!

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great to see that this place remains open. Always good coffee and it hasn't changed. Friendly staff and welcoming place to be.

Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Hislops was great and we certainly enjoyed the food and coffee, their carrot cake was the best ever and their coffees well up there. A lovely warm friendly atmosphere and well worthy of a visit.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Excellent place if you care about what goes down your throat and where it comes from. One waiter, so it did take too long for the meal to arrive but, it was worth the wait. Oat porridge fantastic, eggs bene and avo - egg too...More

Thank travelsavvy2016
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Positives- tasty food and friendly staff Negatives- Very slow service. It took 45 mins for our breakfast order to be served, and it wasn't even busy at that time

Thank Raj K
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Everything we ordered was wonderful--of the highest quality and beautifully presented. The avocado-egg dish is particularly recommended as are the hot cakes. Looked like some creative and yummy dessert/baked goods options, we just couldn't try everything we wanted to!

Thank blue_kazoo
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting vegan and gluten free options as well as juices, baked items, and desserts. Everything we had was excellent and the staff was casual and very friendly.

Thank mmrbluewater
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recommended breakfast by Fairways Hotel and very nice too. Brilliant breakfast and coffee for reasonable cost. Made great suggestions to see seals on peninsula.

Thank The_Dizzys
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We happened upon Hislops as we drove into town quite hungry before our seal swim. We found out through their free and speedy wifi that our seal swim had been cancelled. Therefore, we were not in a hurry. Good thing because the staff were quite...More

Thank ftworth11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971
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