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Cafe Encounter

) #7 of 36 Restaurants in Kaikoura ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, , International
96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6777
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (55 reviews)
“crepes” (8 reviews)
“muesli” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 295 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The moist apple and walnut cake with cream cheese icing... OMG! A Devine experience if ever I had one. Bellisimo!

Thank BerniceBruce
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This cafe is attached to two companies - Encounter Dolphins and Albatross Encounters - but you can go to the cafe without going on an Encounter trip. The food and drink is very good and freshly made, there are some tables outside and the service...More

Thank PatrickDrysdale
Reviewed 4 July 2017

a great way to spend your lunch hour in Kaikoura. Superb food and the best iced coffee. Kaikoura is a superb destination.

Thank KaikouraHolidayHomes
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Certainly,enjoyed their chowder and partner had beef burger which was so huge. The coffee was excellent and the place was busy which is a good sign. Highly recommended.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Great coffee. Great selection of eggs. Great friendly service. Easily found on the edge of town. Really good value.

Thank Chatz2014
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed both a lunch and a breakfast here and really enjoyed the food. We had eaten there a year or so earlier and were impressed so we returned and were not disappointed. All reasonably priced and a very pleasant ambience.

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Breakfast was very basic. The shop there is great with lots of local things to purchase. It is very noisy if there is a tour leaving but plenty of tables to eat at

Thank Nanchch
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic scones, ham and cheese croissants,coffee in a scenic location with outside seating overlooking mountains. A relaxing start to the day!

Thank GalaxyCricket
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A great place to pick up a coffee and various tasty sandwiches or small dishes from the display case next to the counter. They have meals as well, but we didn't have those. The staff were efficient and friendly.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had a nice breakfast. Hot cakes and muesli and fruit were good. Service helpful and friendly. Wifi good.

Thank sdebbied
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 6777
  • E-mail
Cafe open 0700 to 1700 does breakfasts, lunches afternoon teas. Phone 033196777
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