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The Reserve Hutt

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
08:30 - 15:00
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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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587 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had a cappuccino in this nice cafe. Close to the parking and a table in the sun. Friendly service and good coffee. What do you want more.

Thank IvoDeRooij
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Finally!! I remembered to take a photo of my favorite food, kumara tart!! It's very tasty!! And the quantity is big enough!! All the staff there are really really really very nice!!! Definitely have a try if you're hungry!! It won't let you down!!

Thank Monica Z
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing cafe, set on the majn street of kaikoura. The breakfast menu food we had was amazing! And the bowls of hot chocolate are a great size and so delicious!!!

Thank adamheaven160
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This little coffee shop was a buzz, and for good reason- if you want fantastic coffee and sensational food- don't be put off by the waiting time (25 mins), either sit back and soak up the view or pop over the road for a walk- friendly staff- and again worth the wait. Great prices aswell ☕️😘

Thank renea_123
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for coffees and a light snack and were really impressed with the quality of the coffee and the beautifully baked muffins. Generous helpings of butter, and lovely friendly staff made this little cafe stop a real delight. I had a peruse through the breakfast menu while we waited for our food and drinks and I would love... More 

Thank Maggie_Watts
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast of eggs and toast. Great coffee and great service. Friendly attentive staff. Outside seating area.

Thank EdersP16
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee along the main strip of town. The perfect thing to get going in freezing winter mornings.

Thank HenrySH
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Coffee was to die for service was bubbly and bright Thankyou for the great Breakfast we enjoyed the fresh croissants and eggs benedict was Outstanding great location and great Coffee

Thank johnpaul10135
Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Delicious food with a beautiful presentation. The chef creates pieces of edible art. Nice, simple outdoor patio next to the main road. The hot chocolate is scrumptious!

Thank FifisFluff
Christchurch, New Zealand
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342 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Dropped in for a quick lunch while I was working at the Kaikoura Hospital. My trim flat white was just excellent. Lunch was a smoked salmon salad which was reasonably basic but was nice all the same. Staff friendly and the café has in and outside seating.

Thank Sebcat14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Don't think they have their own web site, but find them at the URL I've provided above.

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