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“Great location, staff could be nicer” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Encounter

Cafe Encounter
Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone 033196777
Auckland
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“Great location, staff could be nicer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2010

Attached to the whale & dolphin operation, this can get quite crowded with waiting tourists. That probably accounts for the staff's usual attitude, which makes you feel like you're doing them a favour by visiting them. We felt like we were imposing ourselves on them by being customers. Wireless Internet access is free for only 20 mins, so eat fast or don't expect to use the Internet while you're eating. We ordered 2 full meals & 3 coffees and had to ask for more than one password, as those are single-use, single-user.

Food is well done but not generous by any stretch of the imagination.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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