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Hislops Wholefood Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, Soups,
33 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6971
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“lentil burger” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (9 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
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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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Reviewed 8 October 2015

We cruised into town from the south (coming from Christchurch) and so glad we ventured a little further than the two commercial clusters to find Hislops for a lunch break from our driving and sight-seeing. Beautiful setting, artful and delicious food, wonderful service. Bravo to...More

Thank BookstoreGal
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We ate breakfast here and it was quite tasty, however it isn't a cheap option - more of a special treat. The menu isn't extensive at this time but I did notice there were muffins and banana bread at the counter if you didn't want...More

Thank jdeandrew
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The food is fantastic, and the service really helpful and friendly. Went twice in two days. Fresh baked bread, organic produce, and really good flavours.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Wow the food her is so yummy and they have Gluten free food as well. We had the eggs and it was just the best and very filling and the best Gluten Free bread I have had in along time.

1  Thank Trish G
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Best decision to stop and have a coffee and something to eat here, I had the carrot cake and it was amazing, all the food looked delicious. I was wrapped with the outstanding service, food and the coffee was jolly good too. When I asked...More

Thank Chicky17
Reviewed 31 August 2015

fabulous food - great coffee. great location!!! the little home made hash browns are the best ever!!!

Thank hollytp1963
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had lunch here. The food was fresh and very tasty. Service was good and so was the coffee. A little out of the way from downtown Kaikoura but worth a stop.

Thank fordtraveler56
Reviewed 10 May 2015

This is the cafe we stop at on our way through Kaikoura. It's on the main road and easy to spot. Last visit we had a lovely bowl of wedges, made with home grown agria potatoes. Child friendly too.

Thank mary h
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We loved the place and people working there. Coffee was always lovely and the sweet muffins my absolutely favourite. I had them every time we went to Hislops Cafe. Very friendly atmosphere. Thank you!

Thank winylake
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

I had a meal here tonight and it was amazing! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. The service was outstanding and the waitresses were lovely n even made the effort to have a conversation with you. I had the seafood fettuccini and the...More

Thank Coops0102
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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 Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6971
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