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Kaikoura Food Company

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Cafe, New Zealand
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94 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 7160
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

we called in for brunch with the 2 kids (9 and 11). 9yr old had french toast and bacon and iced chocolate, the 11yr old had pancakes. Both gave it the thumbs up. Adult pancakes and soup for us ... ok. The highlight was the iced chocloate ... and we went back to 2 more a couple of days later

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Auckland, New Zealand
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104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had real issues with this place. They wouldn't adjust their ice chocolate recipe to a dairy free option for one, as it included ice cream. They did have Soy Milk, so I ask myself why they weren't up for making pretty much a cold chocolate milk. Then when my mum ordered, they forgot my Dad's Ice Chocolate. Their coffee... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a brief lunch date on our way from Christchurch to Blenheim. Had just returned from a long haul trip so we were in need of something hearty and delicious. Looked at the rating on this site and locked it in as we were short of time. 1. Limited menu with the standard kiwi meals, nachos, fish and... More 

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Singapore
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The lunch is just OK. I had fish and chips. But the coffee is awesome! I absolutely love the dark chocolate cookies with raspberry cream. All the cakes and cookies are homemade. Nice people at the counter. There is a toddlers corner with a table and chairs and bookshelf and a box of toys. That kept my young one occupied.... More 

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Thank Mumzelda
Blenheim, New Zealand
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225 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Always stopped here for a coffee on way through Kaikours as cheerful service and the little bit of fudge on top of coffee. Different staff at 8am on a Sunday morning and no smiles - no fudge bit until asked for.

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Thank CFD20
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This place turned out to be close to our motel. What a find. Wonderful coffee. We both had porridge with berries. The woman asked us if we wanted thick cream or runny cream. When I asked which was less naughty, it was clear she didn't that was worth worrying about - and she was right!

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Thank April H
Queenstown, New Zealand
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Absolutely delicious Eggs Benedict with bacon...great food...great service...great views what more could anyone ask for on a journey within beautiful south island....

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Thank KCqt1966
Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Just went in here to buy some fudge. They have a good range and they are delicious. Buying freshly made fudge can be expensive. But it is definitely value for money if you love fresh, home made fudge. Highly recommend. Staff were lovely.

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Thank Vicky J
Blenheim, New Zealand
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225 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Asked our Motel Manager where to get a really good coffee on our way north out of Kaikoura. he recommended this café and it was so good we never had another for the rest of the trip home. We even got a small piece of lemon meringue fudge on the top.

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Thank CFD20
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Had a nice family lunch there, the big breakfast platter looked fantastic, if I would have known that beforehand I would have had that too! I had the pancakes, which were tasty too! Only taking orders was a bit untidy. I ordered a flat white and got a latte, and I asked for extra hot water with the tea, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 7160

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