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Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar

) #7 of 62 Restaurants in Wanaka ££ - £££ , Cafe,
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7795
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (48 reviews)
“eggs benny” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ardmore St, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This place always hopping with a large crowd seated outside and had a few vegetarian options so we decided to try it out. The falafel salad was fantastic. The pizza was pretty good but the crust was a little thin and limp. We wish there...More

Thank Aretheremonkeys
Roger N, Owner at Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thanks for your review. Pizza comment noted.... we don't mind thin crust but limp is no good. I am interested in your comment about draft beer. If you don't mind e mailing me I am intrigued by what you would consider a better draft beer...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Breakfast here, menu has quite a few choices on it. Staff not really interested in serving me, more interested in conversation with each other and sucking down a large cuppa. Limited eye contact along with disinterest. Food was okay when it arrived, surprised as with...More

Thank GingerRose63
Roger N, Owner at Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

whoops. We'll be having a chat about that one. On which day did this occur please?

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

What happens in wanaka, stays in wanaka. If you're looking for a different kind of breakfast, then you're at the right place. Kai serves some original menu items that you don't find anywhere else. A lot of healthy choices and yummy choices (if you know...More

Thank MichaelHabre
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and what a great choice we made. Just ordered cabinet food but everything was lovely and the coffee was excellent.

Thank 4Kingz
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for coffee and decided to have a little more. I had a toasted bagel with cream cheese and jelly. It was good and the coffee was great! Friendly staff and good music. It made for a good morning.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast here. I ordered the eggs Benedict and he ordered the full breakfast. Large portions and great coffee.

Thank Tortor904
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Situated right on the corner in downtown Wanaka on the lakefront, this place offers a great laid-back vibe. There is some seating inside, with most available outside. The menu offers a good variety of fresh local foods. The garlic bread and pizzas were especially good....More

Thank haylaura
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Love this place. Great vibe, yummy food (both for my husband and I as strict vegetarians, and for my parents, who are not). Friendly service and would go as far as to say, it's a highlight for us during our annual trip to Wanaka!

Thank smddal
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a vegan breakfast?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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