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“Clean and inviting”
Review of Cafe Encounter

Cafe Encounter
Ranked #6 of 59 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone 033196777
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We used this place for breakfast twice during our stay in Kaikoura.
The restaurant is clean and inviting with modern furniture.
I can recommend the bacon and eggs with toast. The bacon is manuka smoked and really delicious. There is also a complete range of muffins and breakfast pastries available.
You won't go wrong if you choose this place to eat.

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Thank 99ray
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We enjoyed breakfast here, not once, but twice. We were staying at the White Morph, which doesn't have a restaurant at the moment because of a fire, so this was the closest place for breakfast. The first morning we enjoyed the eggs on toast, and a delicious sweet muffin, with a good coffee. Best of all though is that we sat close to the road and had uninterrupted views of the sea, and the mountains. Stunning, and probably would have made any food taste good. The next day I enjoyed the crepes. These are not like the huge pancakes served in some restaurants, but were a much lighter breakfast. My husband was saving room for some seafood, and enjoyed a savoury muffin. The staff were friendly and efficient. We were comfortable having a leisurely breakfast, reading the paper and soaking up the view as we enjoyed our coffee.

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Thank JillMM_NZ
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Having spent a morning walking and watching seals, we had a hunger for a late morning tea. Ventured into several Kaikoura cafes but walked out again & decided to head back here (we'd had a great iced chocolate here the afternoon before). Great selection of freshly baked muffins and the best hot chocolate I've ever had at a cafe (complete with spoon set with.dark.chocolate which melted into the hot drink). Was only improved by the sight if dolphins frolicking in the ocean across the road. Perfect stop.

Thank Travelswithbeck
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

they have great coffee, food is good, service is fast and there is plenty place to sit. price and location as surely an advantage if you do not stay in the center of the village.

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Thank PleasuresHunt
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We visited this cafe for breakfast, and they were very busy. We expected a long wait but to our surprise the baby big breakfasts and toasted muesli arrived pronto. The coffee was good and the staff lovely. The outlook to the ocean made this a great spot .Would recommend and return again.

Thank d4isyd
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