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“One Of A Few”
Review of Why Not Cafe

Why Not Cafe
Ranked #18 of 58 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The interior is too welcoming, but it is one of the few places in NZ where you can get a burger and fries for $10 or under (outside McD or BK). Burger was good, plenty of toppings and they didn't even charge extra for ketchup or mayo.

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Thank LJ_Can
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had gone searching for a place for breakfast and decided to give the Why Not Cafe a go as the prices weren't too steep compared to other places in Kaikoura.

The service was fine, the coffee was good, but the breakfast was very disappointing and quite possibly the worst bought meal of our 15 day trip so far. We ordered two scrambled eggs on toast and right as we were wondering what type of bread they used our meals arrived ... and we saw that they used cheap, thin white sandwich bread. That kind of says it all. At $12 a pop, it was very frustrating to see how little effort was put into it. The scrambled eggs were also either overcooked or microwaved.

In Wellington we had delicious eggs on toast WITH coffee for $10 each! This cost us $32.50 total. Any place that asks patrons to pay $12 for eggs on toast can afford to use some real bread. We could've gone to the store and bought the ingredients ourselves and made a better meal back at our backpackers.

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Thank KorokoDelToro
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Nice and good prices. Has a lot to offer and a nice back door garden. Could be more cosy inside though.

Thank SiriRonnmyr
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

For good food at reasonable prices this is a very good café. For service it was also near the top of my list. Well worth a visit----right opposite the I SITE>

Thank Ray H
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Located in the middle of Kaikoura great coffee and delicious food. Staff were friendly and prices fair.

Thank James R
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