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“Food let sevice down.”

Hislops Wholefood Cafe
Ranked #12 of 58 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$32
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups, New Zealand
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Zealand
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33 reviews
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“Food let sevice down.”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We have always spoken very highly of Hislops but our last dining experience there was disappointing, the friendly helpful staff rated ten out of ten but the food and the general condition of the cafe let them down.

We booked the day prior for an evening meal, the table reserved for us was so scratched that we thought it had not been cleaned from previous diners. The food was rather odd flavor combinations and just o.k. but what we really noticed was that the meals were quite small and were padded out with lettuce and mussel shells to look substantial. We had three courses. The evening was saved by a delicious citrus bread and butter pudding and the two women who served us who went out of there way to be natural friendly, informative and helpful.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Will be back!”
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

All the food we had was fresh and kids were happy. Service was very good! GF organic and vegetarian!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank RobiUSA
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Outram New Zealand
2 reviews
“Good Experience”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Beautiful fish dish, adjusted the menu to suit me being Dairy & Gluten Free. Nice coffee too. No complaints here.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Anna E
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North Yorkshire
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We were in a bad mood because just booked into a poor motel up the road but we were cheered up by the friendly service and good food.
It did seem a bit on the expensive side but most of NZ s the same.

Visited April 2013
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Thank John B
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paris
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious and fresh”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We stopped for lunch after hiking the peninsula walkway which made for a great appetite, and we were so happy to find this little oasis! The wines were great, I had the green mussels which were delicious, my husband had the steak, everything was delicious! Our waitress said she didn't drink and was vegan so couldn't help with recommendations, but we liked everything we picked. I definitely recommend and will go back if we're ever in the neighborhood!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Emily_Fabien
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