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Allure Cafe and Gallery

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11 West End | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7402
08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Kauai, Hawaii
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good lunch spot for basic fare and of course coffee. We stopped by after the dolphin encounter and warmed ourselves with soup and hot coffee.

Thank mmrbluewater
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe with fabulous art work on the walls. The soup was fab and coffee really lovely. Did kids meals too.

Thank Rachel F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not eat at this beautiful little cafe but went there twice for coffee.... Mmmmm. Definitely worth crossing the road for and the service was very friendly.

Thank robert f
Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've been here a few times to treat myself to a coffee and a baked good while taking advantage of the free wifi. At this point, I've tried most of the cookies that they offer and they are all incredibly delicious. The coffee is also great! But I'd say it's the friendly staff here that really sets it apart from... More 

Thank abbytatter
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

dave and i visited today sunday and had the most fab breakfast and latte coffee. very friendly staff, coffee and meals arrived very quickly, very very clean restroom. top marks.

Thank Ginny S
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had a lovely morning at Allure yesterday. I had their caramel slice and it was superb. Great, friendly service and a nice atmosphere. And best wifi of any cafe I've ever been to!

Thank Rosa K
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My large family of 7 visited there on a rainy February day. After leaving a nearby hotel due to expensive meals and poor service we walked into Allure Cafe drenched. The last behind the coffee machine greeted us and asked if we would like a seat. The children wanted a decent lunch which wasn't the typical kids friend food menu,... More 

Thank Melissa M
Portland, Maine
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband & I were in desperate need to find a coffee pick-up on a cool afternoon in Kaikoura, and were thrilled to find this little spot still open. The coffee was great (even among our growing standards for NZ!), the sweets were excellent (best caramel slice we've had yet!), and the service attentive.

Thank Lisa L
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Welcomed with a smile and a nice greeting, always a good start, nice comfortable seating topped off with great meals. Reasonable prices also, if your looking for a nice feed in the heart of town this is the place... great music selection too 👍🏼👌🏼

Thank Col B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

we arrived just as they were about to close with three dogs in toe.. It wasn't a problem they were welcoming and more than happy to help. The coffee was excellent and we asked for directions and a place to stay that would allow dogs. Well they bent over-wards and backwards to help,gave us plenty of places and were and... More 

Thank Waewae1

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$63
Pizza, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 West End | North Canterbury, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 7402
Family owned and run licenced cafe in our beautiful town of Kaikoura. Offering a good range of seafood, meat dishes and salads. Families welcome (We have a special Kids Menu) We also cater for finger food snacks and our forever popular Pizza's (with our special offer buy 2 and get 1 free). We welcome larger groups but please book first and we will open up especially if you would like a meal out of our hours

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