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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

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33 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
09:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Wonderful meal, great staff . Was the best meal we had in Kaikoura by far . Staff were friendly and gave us advice for the rest of our trip around the main land

Thank meoverworked
Takoma Park, Maryland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Strongly recommend this. Wonderful staff. Outstanding menu for dinner! Try the veggie lasagna, the boysenberry crumble, and pretty much anything on the menu. Good wines list. Local honey for sale is worth buying too. Loved this spot

Thank betstaylor
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

Great reception as soon as I walked in the door. The coffee and food were excellent! I had the big breakfast and it was all delicious - especially the hash browns. The lovely waitress with the pink hair is an absolute star and really makes this place a fun, enjoyable restaurant to visit. I HIGHLY recommend :-)

Thank CJCra
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Food was fresh and delicious. Waitress was friendly and attentive. Tried to go for dinner but they were booked. Went for lunch the next day and enjoyed the outdoor seating area.

Thank molly s
South Island, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Favorite Kaikoura restaurant. Portions a bit small but always quality and delicious. Fresh produce and high quality tasty food. Satisfaction and fun and comfortable atmosphere. Waiters can sometimes be a bit pushy and nervous and may want to let customers come in and relax for a few minutes before inundating them with questions. As usual, it is always good to... More 

Thank BlakeSS6
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

Overall the food was a disappointment. I had a lamb dish. The meat was a bit fatty and slightly overcooked. I prefer it pink on the inside. The sauce was delicious. The spring roll stuffed with squash was terrible. It lacked seasoning and the roll itself was tough. The beans and peppers were delicious. My partner had the groper. The... More 

Thank Laurie L
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

- organic eatery - a lot of the products come from their own farm - good food and coffee - try the salmon quesadillas

Thank aloha75
Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

We went in the evening, so cannot comment on the daytime food. The dinner was just about ok, but the veggie option was no better (?not as good ) as I could make at home. The white wine came at room temperature and we had to ask for an ice bucket. It took two requests before we got any water... More 

Thank Joy M
Auckland, New Zealand
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244 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

While the name suggests a cafe good for breakfast and lunch (and it may well be both), we went for dinner and found it to be an excellent restaurant. Our server was really friendly and attentive and we enjoyed the dinner tremendously. The menu isn't extensive, but we were all happy with our choices. I actually ordered two entrees rather... More 

Thank JMH28
Malibu, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

We ate here most mornings. The egg/bacon sandwich was very good and the museli options and smoothies were very tasty. The service is ok. On our last visit the server apparently forgot to actually place our order and we watched everyone at the restaurant who came in after us get served before we got our food. (we had ordered toast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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 Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?