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The Store

££ - £££Cafe, Soups,
State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
+64 3-575 8600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (20 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing decor, amazing location, awesome coffee... you simply shouldn’t drive past this one, stop and check it out!

Thank gusishungry
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Wonderful drive up the re-aligned and repaired SHI north of Kaikoura to wait over 15 mins in a very slow moving queue at The Store. Longer than any Stop/Go queue. The service at the counter was under staffed and inefficient. The barista could pump out...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

They're only place for miles, perfect location. But ripping off tourists like this gives us all a bad name. Coffee in paper cup, apparently no China. Dry tasteless carrot cake serviced on cardboard, not even a proper cardboard plate, with disposable spoon. Very little choice,...More

Thank Tamarilloinnelson
TheStore_11, Owner at The Store, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi - and thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately with the earthquake damaging most of the houses in the area (and road workers using the rest) we have no accommodation for our staff at the moment so are operating with a small (but hardworking!) team of...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Best cheese scone I have had while touring NZ!! Lovely location, great atmosphere and yum allpress coffee too :)

Thank CharlieHarrison
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Avvvvvverage! Come on people up your game, you need a more extensive menu, with healthier options, you have the most beautiful setting, you could be pumping out fantastic food, opening at 8.30???? Closing at 4???? Thought you would keen on making some money after what...More

3  Thank Jayne S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

It was windy that day my friends. We were warned to bring sweaters etc. I thought the beach was pretty but I wasn't into hanging out at the beach that day. I wanted to sit in The Store and hang out, be warm and drink...More

1  Thank vancityfoodiegirl
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Best cafe stop on the way to Kiakoura. Nice view of the ocean, clean and beautiful! Lovely staff and portion of food was nice and comforting!

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 26 December 2016

what a wonderful stay found off the side of the road to Blenheim. The view was spectacular and the food was just as wonderful. Loved the décor and modern feel. Everything seemed clean and well managed. The bathrooms were off site was the only downside...More

Thank dargerfamily
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A lovely cafe/bar/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, set in impressive grounds on the shoreline. They offer a good range of food at the counter, plus menu items. A great place to stop for a meal and take a wander!

Thank HMR2014
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We attended a wedding for our son ( 20th September ) and the wedding and the reception were at the Store. A beautiful place for both the wedding and the reception. The quality of the food and its presentation were second to none, the staff...More

Thank Ian V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 1 | Kekerengu Marlbrough, Kekerengu, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kekerengu
  • Phone Number: +64 3-575 8600
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