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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

€€ - €€€, Cafe,
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (53 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Stopped here for happy hour one day and another for breakfast. Had some good beers and some good potato wedges with aioli and spicy Thai sauce. Great water view. Good service. Also stopped here the following morning for coffee and was also well made. Didn't...More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Nice ambiance, great service. The dishes we ordered were almost perfect only the fish was a little bit over-cooked.

Thank Veronica T
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It probably says enough that we came three times within 24 hours. First for tea and a little sweet bite, next for dinner and last for breakfast. I absolutely loved the date loaf for breakfast. The location is amazing with sunshine and a good vibe...More

Thank Natasja Y
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We sat upstairs overlooking the lake and had a really delightful and unusual breakfast. Cauliflower fritters made a change from the usual breakfast and were delicious.

Thank Andyko
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

always busy. indoor and outdoor seating and perfect eggs. fair portions and nicely presented recommend to all

Thank Larissa H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

One of the only places open in Wanaka for a early breakfast.A pretty exstensive menu. lots of some different choices are available.It was quite busy in there but we were some of the only people have a sit down meal.The server who bought our food...More

Thank MontyNZ
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Had two pizzas - they were huge and really good value for a lakeside restaurant/cafe/bar. Fun and happy staff, all round great place

Thank Poppy S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

had a lovely meal for lunch on Saturday 25th a very busy place and yet great service and good food i would go back again

Thank Grandmaof6kids
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Desperate for a late lunch (it was after 3pm on a Saturday), decided to give this place a try since they were busy and didn't see a whole lot of other options.. But, more for drinking than eating.. That is why they were packed.. I...More

Thank bas0921
Roger N, Owner at Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Thanks for your review. Yes you're right, it was a nice day and live music was about to start, perfect for some "sundowners". However, please allow me to put things in context for other trip advisor readers: food is 55% our total business and coffee...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times while on holiday for both food and just drinks. Tables outside have quite a high turnover so never too hard to get a good spot to sit and watch the world go by. Food was lovely and a good selection...More

Thank Lotzi88
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2 June 2017|
Response from Roger N | Property representative |
yes, there are a couple of options that can be made vegan if you make if we change a couple of ingredients and you can always make up a breakfast by adding together some side dishes :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7795
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