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“Domestic famil....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beach House Cafe

Beach House Cafe
Ranked #6 of 57 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$17
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A homely old villa with different seating areas, kids play room, private back deck away from road. Lunch on the run or sit and enjoy. Fantastic gluten free menu for tho who need it. Evenings also in summer months and winter by arrangement for groups. Private functions are welcome. Licensed Cafe :)
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“Domestic famil....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

This cafe was just what we all needed.
The close proximity to where we were staying ( The Dusky Lodge) and the 8am opening time made it ideal☺
Each morning I started with a perfect chilli moccachino....very yummy
The fire roaring and the service was professional and friendly....they even remembered my personal preferences after one day....Impressive
On the last day I had a particularly delicious lunch snuggled up in the sun on the couch. The english breakfast tea delivered on a quaint tray. A totally relaxing lunch in every way♡
The owners of this cafe have nailed the cafe experience. My chai's were perfect. My friend's soy drinks just right and the food delicious. I highly recommend this cafe for young and old.

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Thank 827tracya
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KaikouraBeachHouse, Owner at Beach House Cafe, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Thank you! Yes the roaring fire in winter is as delicious as our coffee and Kai x
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Great breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stopped in here on the way through Kaikoura on Mothers day.. It was very busy so there was a bit of a wait naturally. But well worth it! The food was fantastic as with the coffee and friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Pleasant place to stop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Six of us stopped here for brunch on our way back to Christchurch from Blenheim on Mothers Day. We had booked. We had a table set up for us outside, (bit chilly) so actually ended up moving the tables so we could find some sun. I ordered mushrooms on toast but they were out of mushrooms. Several in our party ordered a breakfast dish containing mushrooms but that too came without mushrooms (and they had not been advised). The wait was quite long but the food was good when it arrived.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Mandy M
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KaikouraBeachHouse, Owner at Beach House Cafe, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Hi thanks so much for booking your stop at our cafe. As our place is big it is hard to guess where individuals would like to sit, I enjoy outside as our view is spectacular. I'm very sorry you were not told we had no mushrooms, that is a slip on our part. No excuse but as you saw, we were SOOOO busy as the two other cafes on state highway had shut for Mother's Day, which is already a very busy day for us. We were not happy with the wait on food and coffee ourselves, but did our best. As an owner and manager Im proud to know tho that after waiting our customers get good food and coffee. Please come back again and enjoy our pleasant spot x
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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“Relaxing Dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Beach House Cafe is situated right on the Main Road through Kaikoura opposite the Top 10 Holiday park. It is a lovely place to go and eat or stop to have a cup of coffee and either sit outside on a lovely day and watch the world go by, or eat outside at the back in quiet seclusion, or inside in one of the many dining rooms/areas. It is child friendly, has a designated room for young mothers to meet with their children, especially fitted out to suit young children and good toilet facilities. The food is great and so is the coffee.

Visited January 2014
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“Best cafe Kaikoura”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Such friendly staff who make you feel welcomed. Great tasty food & the best coffee in town. Fantastic atmosphere & ambience, warm fire for a great experience.

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KaikouraBeachHouse, Manager at Beach House Cafe, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you :)
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